Published in a web-only format, Future Practice is a Canadian Medical Association publication that provides feedback from users of EMR systems and an update on the adoption and use of EMRs in provinces across Canada. In an editorial, Dr. Jeffrey Turbull, President of the Canadian Medical Association, highlights the need to focus on solving clinical problems through a “bottom-up approach that is needed to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records — one that focuses on the needs of physicians and others delivering front-line services.”
Topics in this issue:
- Why I LOVE my EMR
- Physicians from across Canada weigh in on the benefits of EMR systems.
- EMR funding in Canada: current status
- This summary covers EMR programs in 5 provinces: Alberta, BC, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatachewan.
- E-prescribing (whatever its form) remains elusive in Canada
- E-prescribing is one of the high value capabilities of EMR systems that significantly improve the speed and benefits of automated medication management.
- Life on an electronic island
- Dr. Steve Pelletier narrates his experiences and frustrations using an EMR system that is not connected to healthcare system at large.