A practice in Chilliwack, British Columbia is using a patient health record system to share results, medication information and appointment results.
“Imagine having a patient who’s in Halifax experiencing a cardiac event; and the hospital there can access his latest EKG results from your office in BC. That kind of patient care really appeals to me and motivates me,” said Dr Cameron Ross, a GP at Crossroads Family Practice in Chilliwack. “That’s why, when Infoway gave a presentation about shared core datasets at the Family Medicine Forum in 2006, my first reaction was to think, ‘What a brilliant idea – where do I sign up?!’”