Electronic health records: an asset or a whole lot of hype?

Christopher, Paul
March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE193
Academic Journal
The article reports on the importance of electronic health records to improve health outcomes in Canada. According to an executive with Kaiser Permanente, an American health care giant, electronic health records improve quality of care and patient outcomes. It states that the use of electronic health records allow adult patients to access their health records via secure online systems allowing them to book appointments and consult with care providers directly.


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