Canada Health Infoway and the pan-Canadian Electronic Health Record

Cecutti, Mary Anne
November 2007
Clinical Leadership & Management Review;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, Special section pE1
Academic Journal
The article offers information on Canada Health Infoway and the pan-Canadian electronic health record (EHR). Infoway is referred as a federally funded organization which recognized a need to integrate many disparate health information technology (IT) systems across the country. It says that EHR will enable a clinical or authorized provider anywhere in Canada to electronically access patients' in real time. Some Infoway projects that aim to deliver EHR solutions to the Canadian system are cited


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