Canada behind in using and spending on health information technologies

Vogel, Lauren
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE784
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the report regarding the slow progress in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the health system in Canada. The report emphasizes the lack of collaboration among health organizations and suggests a four-step program for catching up to global peers. It mentions the Commonwealth Fund survey wherein findings revealed that only 37% of Canadian physicians utilize electronic records as compared to other countries such as The Netherlands with 99%.


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