Quality assurance is a major task with regard to Electronic Health Records (EHR). Currently there are only a few approaches explicitly dealing with the quality of EHR services as a whole. The objective of this paper is to introduce a new Meta-Model to structure and describe quality requirements of EHRs. This approach should support the transnational quality certification of EHR services. The Model was developed based on interviews with 24 experts and a systematic literature search and comprises a service and requirements model. The service model represents the structure of a service whereas the requirements model can be used to assign specific predefined aims and requirements to a service. The new model differs from existing approaches as it accounts for modern software architectures and the special attributes of EHRs.
Hoerbst A, Hackl W, Ammenwerth E. SeReM2--a meta-model for the structured definition of quality requirements for electronic health record services. In: Safran C, Reti S, Marin H.F. MEDINFO 2010. IOSPress; 2010. p. 744-8.