Electronic Medical Records a game-changer in Canadian health care

Today, 73 per cent of general practitioners in Canada use an EMR, according to the Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors. Furthermore, Infoway investments mean 25,000 health care professionals working in outpatient clinics now have access to EMRs as well.

Ten years ago, only 23 per cent of Canadian general practitioners (GPs) used an office-based system called an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to record patient information such as weight, blood pressure, allergies, and symptoms. The Hill Times Photograph courtesy of Pexels.

By MICHAEL GREEN

PUBLISHED : Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:38 AM

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