Are you EMR Ready? A Pre-Implementation Readiness Assessment
23 December 2015
Undertaken by academic researchers, “Experiences from the Forefront of EMR Use" captures the implementation experiences from 20 Canadian primary care offices in Canada. In studying the diverse clinics, from project inception to execution, it is clear...
The 2015 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians
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The Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors surveyed physicians from 10 countries between March and June 2015. Themes included health system views, information between care providers, office systems and IT...
Infographic: Report on Digital Health: The economics of digital health
27 November 2015
Infographic showing statistics and testimonials about Canada’s growing domestic health IT sector, and how investments in digital health are providing value to patients, the health care system and Canada’s economy. See also: Infographic: Report on...
Case Study: Change Management at Work in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
30 June 2015
This case study discusses the implementation of The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's (CHEO) integrated electronic medical record (EMR) and Change Management process during its three phase implementation.
EMR implementation in Oncology for the Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario
01 May 2015
The Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario implemented a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to integrate 13 satellite clinics across the region and improve the quality of information and timely access to the information...
Untapped Potential: Advanced EMR Use Offers Benefits to Family Physicians and Their Patients
Significant productivity and quality of care gains with advanced EMR use April 2, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – More! More time to gain experience and use of more functionalities — those are key factors helping family physicians reap productivity and quality of...
Measuring Maturity of Use for Electronic Medical Records in British Columbia: The Physician Information Technology Office
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This article examines British Columbia's Physician Information Technology Office's (PITO) efforts to measure and improve the use of electronic medical records by select practices in BC. The results show that through an assessment of their progress using...
Health Sciences North Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record and HIS Connect
04 March 2015
The North Eastern Ontario Network (NEON) represents a consortium of 22 hospitals and 3 independent health facilities serving the residents of north eastern Ontario with one Electronic Health Record (EHR). NEON launched a series of projects focused on...
Explore Links between Physician EMR Use and Care Quality and Productivity
Thursday, March 26, 2015 The National Physician Survey (NPS) released in December 2014 revealed significant growth in family physician adoption and use of electronic medical records (EMRs), increasing 54 percentage points to 77 per cent between 2006 and...
Change Management Lessons Learned – Optimization of EMR Use Across Alberta for a Provincial Improvement Initiative
February 23, 2015 The Alberta Medical Association's Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) has been building improvement capacity in primary care through the Alberta Screening and Prevention initiative (ASaP). To improve their screening care, clinics across...
Harnessing the Power of the EMR to Improve Workflow
January 29, 2015 Central Hastings Family Health Team (CHFHT), recognized in 2014 by Canada Health Infoway in partnership with Accreditation Canada as a LEADing Practice organization and by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario with a Bright...
The type of support available for EMR adoption and the status of the provincial and territorial programs varies across the country. Some programs have now concluded or are reaching completion, while others are under consideration.
Dr. Alex Summers’s Story: Making Informed Decisions
As a resident at St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. Alex Summers uses electronic medical records in the emergency department, allowing him to more efficiently communicate with colleagues and keep track of patients’ care.
Peer Leader Testimonials: Role of Peer Leader/Supporter
Ms. Anne-Marie Chanel, Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Peer Leader, Manitoba and Clinic Manager – Peer Supporter Clinical Systems Analyst, Southern Health discusses the benefits of providing peer support.
Ms. Anne-Marie Chanel, Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Peer Leader, Manitoba and Clinic Manager – Peer Supporter Clinical Systems Analyst, Southern Health discusses how Electronic Medical Records can increase efficiencies and improve workflow.
Peer Leader Testimonials: Quality and Patient Satisfaction
Dr. Sheldon Permack, Physician Peer Leader, Manitoba, discusses how the ability of community clinics to see hospital information on patients such as X-rays and lab work has eliminated the need for duplicate tests.