Benefits Evaluation

Atlantic Canada iEHR – Labs Benefits Evaluation Project – Phase 2 (Nova Scotia)

September 18, 2014

In 2013, Nova Scotia began the implementation of a province-wide clinical information system, the Secure Health Access Record (SHARE), which pulls together patient information from across Nova Scotia. The SHARE Viewer is a portal that clinicians use to access information such as laboratory results, consult notes, discharge summaries and diagnostic imaging reports. This evaluation focuses on user expectations, system utilization and efficiencies, and quality of the information available based on surveys and interview findings in Nova Scotia related to SHARE. Evaluation participants identified a number of benefits of SHARE, including improved quality and continuity of patient care and increased communication between providers and patients.

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