Strengthening primary care with better transfer of information

Reid, Robert J.; Wagner, Edward H.
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p987
Academic Journal
The article comments on the article that uncover an unpleasant truth about the degree of clinical information that is transferred between community physicians in a large Canadian province. It cites that the traditional ways of transferring health care information among professionals are inadequate for care to be continuous and tightly coordinated. It reveals that even though interoperable electronic health records will greatly improve information availability at the point of care, it will not ensure that care is integrated. It suggests that improvements are not only needed in information sharing among clinicians but also in information sharing with patients to support self-management.


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