Friday, July 9, 2010

Electronic health records

Although not devoid of problems, Alberta's electronic health record, Netcare, is a wonderful part of working in the hospitals in Alberta. At a glance, it allows easy access to labwork, discharge summaries, radiology reports, even images (sometimes). Although Ontario hospitals have made some progress in this aspect (for example, Patient Results Online at UHN), lack of a province-wide system is an impediment to information access for patient care. Ontario needs a proper electronic health record.