Canada Health Infoway’s Interoperable EHR investment program supports jurisdictional projects that will build interoperable EHR (iEHR) systems. These solutions will enable authorized health care providers to view and, in some cases, update a patient’s essential health information.
An EHR is a secure, integrated view of a person’s medical records from all systems in the network; it provides a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical history.
A network of interoperable EHR solutions in Canada – one that links clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and other points of care – will help improve Canadians' access to health services, enhance the quality of care and patient safety, and help the health care system become more efficient.
How will Canadians benefit?
- Authorized health care providers will have timely access to their patients’ comprehensive, up-to-date health information to support clinical decision making and integrated patient management across the continuum of care.
- Canadians’ essential health information will be secure and private, thanks to strict industry best practices, standards and technologies.
- An iEHR will enable more efficient ways to gather, store and share information. This will result in efficiencies that save time and money.
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