Single Digital Health Record (EDUS) in Costa Rica: Best Practices, History, and Implementation

The Single Digital Health Record (EDUS) project is an initiative that Costa Rica launched in 2010 to organize the medical and social security information of individuals affiliated with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) into a single digitized file. This case study explains what EDUS is, how it works, and what its challenges and benefits have been. The document includes a list of best practices for the design, development, and implementation of digital health records. Additionally, it addresses two recent episodes related to EDUS in Costa Rica: the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cyberattacks the country experienced in 2022, which paralyzed the EDUS service for two months.

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