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.

Challenges include:

With respect to EMR adoption by physicians, the AG report states:

"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?"

Read the full report

Originally posted on Canadian EMR

OAG Electronic Health Records in Canada | An Overview of Federal and Provincial Audit Reports

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.

Challenges include:

  • Achieving adoption goals
  • Realizing benefits
  • Upgrading systems
  • Sharing personal health information
  • Consumer health solutions
  • Funding
With respect to EMR adoption by physicians, the AG report states:

"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?"

Read the full report

Originally posted on Canadian EMR

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Posted by Sue Ansell at April 23, 2010 12:00 PM

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