The office of the Auditor General today released a long awaited report on the state of Electronic Health Records in Canada. Important challenges are identified including the adoption and implementation of EMRs in doctor's offices.
- Achieving adoption goals
- Realizing benefits
- Upgrading systems
- Sharing personal health information
- Consumer health solutions
With respect to EMR adoption by physicians, the AG report states:
Originally posted on Canadian EMR
"A 2007 study reported that a limited number of Canadian primary care doctors use computerized systems in their offices to communicate and share information. Unless there is a significant increase in this number, the potential benefits of EHRs will not be fully realized. How can the number of primary care doctors using computerized systems be increased significantly?"
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Posted by Sue Ansell at April 23, 2010 12:00 PM