National electronic health information strategy needs to be refocused, critics say

January 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the national health information strategy of Canada with the use of electronic medical records (EMR). It notes that the strategy has underserved the needs of physicians and patients and is overly focused on building a national infostructure in which critics say it should be refocused. According to Brian Forster, chief executive officer (CEO) of OntarioMD, said that the health information strategy has not provided doctors with the tools to adopt and us the EMR.


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