Adoption of EMR increases in Nova Scotia. Physicians who are participating in this program are using a single web-based EMR system provided by Nightingale Informatix.
HALIFAX – One year after being launched, the program to computerize Nova Scotia’s physician practices has won over 27% of the province’s primary care doctors.
To date, there are 521 users in 60 clinics who are registered for the Primary Healthcare Information Management (PHIM) program and are preparing to implement the electronic patient record.
“It’s a lot of work in the first months getting set up, but it’s worth it,” said Dr. David Martell, a physician at the Lunenburg Medical Centre. “With electronic records, I am able to get accurate details on my patients’ health status; medication lists are accurate and legible. The automated-recall features allow me to proactively take care of my patients’ health maintenance needs. I would never go back to paper records.”
The program has been fueled by $4 million from Health Canada’s Primary Health Care Transition Fund. The project is being implemented in clinics across the province by teams from district health authorities with support from Nightingale Informatix, of Markham, Ont., along with Halifax-based Dymaxion Research Limited and Concertia Technologies Inc. To read the full article, go to: Canadian Healthcare Technology
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