Published in the May edition of the BC Medical Journal, Jeremy Smith, Program Director for PITO (Physician Information Technology Office) explores the needs of specialists with respect to EMRs.
- Simplicity of remote access to the EMR, particularly from within hospital networks.
- An economic model that enables creation of specialty-specific templates.
- Smooth and effective functionality to support generation of the consult letter.
- Availability of electronic diagnostic results (lab and imaging), electronic hospital transcribed reports, and, ideally, electronic referrals (e-referrals).
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