Manitoba has announced a funding program for EMRs. Until this announcement, provincially certified EMRs were available in the province of Manitoba, however no funding had been made available to support physician adoption of EMR systems.
Winnipeg Free Press - October 27, 2010 - Health Minister Theresa Oswald said Tuesday the province will spend $16 million over the next few years to get doctors working in small community clinics linked into the province's expanding electronic medical records system. The money will be used to pay up to 70 per cent of implementation costs to help doctors' offices switch over from paper to electronic records and pay operating costs up to a maximum of $20,000 for the first two years.
The incentive is being offered through the $30-million federal Canada Health Infoway, a national program to accelerate the development of electronic health record projects in Canada. "The ultimate goal is a more connected Manitoba," she said. "We look forward to many doctors coming on board now.
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