Canadian hospitals make uneven strides in utilization of electronic health records

Webster, Paul Christopher
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE487
Academic Journal
The article reports on the gap of Canadian hospitals regarding the use of electronic medical record (EMRs) systems, according to the data of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. Patrick Powers, director of Canadian research for HIMSS Analytics, says that the Canadian hospitals are trying to learn the adoption of EMRs. The survey shows that 34.2% of 660 Canadian hospitals are needed to have an automated laboratory, pharmacy and radiology information system.


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