Monday, November 20, 2006


Under the radar funding for NS&Cape Breton electronic health care record initiative

Nova Scotia bringing in web-based electronic patient record system
Published: Monday, November 20, 2006 | 12:08 PM ET
Canadian Press

HALIFAX (CP) - Nova Scotia has brought in a new electronic patient record system designed to reduce wait times and improve access to care.

The new primary health-care information system was introduced today by Health Minister Chris d'Entremont. He says the system will improve the way patient information is stored, used, and disclosed by health-care providers.

The web-based system will allow doctors to easily check a patient's medical history.

The system has received $4 million in funding from Health Canada.

Forgive me if I'm mistaken but I don't recall NL getting any federal funding for it's electronic medical records initiative?

This is the only reference to funding that I was able to find and I am unsure if Infoway is a federal funding agency or not.

About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health Infoway Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization that invests with public sector partners across Canada to implement and reuse compatible health information systems that support a safer, more efficient health care system. These systems provide healthcare professionals with rapid access to complete and accurate patient information, enabling better decisions about treatment and diagnosis. The result is a sustainable, more cost-efficient healthcare system offering improved patient safety and better quality of care. As of November 30, 2005, Infoway had approved $427 million for 141 projects in every Canadian province and territory. In addition, 59 national projects are also underway.

Some of the liks I've researhed looking to see if NL has benefited from federal funding in their electronic health record initiatives.
Reporting to the People of Newfoundland and Labrador:
First Minister’s Accord 2004
Implementation Report December 2005

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