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Current perspectives on interoperability challenges and solutions.

First Nations Telehealth Expansion Project Enhances Care Delivery to Remote Communities in British Columbia

August 19, 2016

"No longer are we forgotten, we share now the same opportunities as our counterparts in the larger cities." This patient's perspective highlights the success of the First Nations Telehealth Expansion Project.

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PrescribeIT Unveiled at e-Health

prescribeIT-100June 23, 2016

PrescribeIT will enable prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice, eliminating paper prescriptions while optimizing jurisdiction investments in their drug information systems.

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Enhancing Patient Care Through Quality Data

shutchison1Sarah Hutchison
January 26, 2016

We know we still have a long way to go to realize an eHealth system that is seamlessly connected across health care settings and enables health care professionals to access the right patient information in a meaningful way, when and where it is needed.

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An Increasingly Practical View for World Standards Day

Don NewshamDon Newsham
October 16, 2015

To add to the interest and focus on the common language of standards I’ve been impressed lately by several practical views and definitions of that common aspiration – the interoperability of our health information and systems.

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Have Canadian clinicians reached a tipping point for Clinical Interoperability?

Rashaad BhyatDr. Rashaad Bhyat
September 10, 2015

An increasing amount of essential patient data is now available to clinicians electronically but patients and clinicians are still struggling with siloed electronic medical record systems that often do not communicate.

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A clinical interoperability action plan for Canada

Michael GreenMichael Green
September 3, 2015

Widespread agreement among physicians is that the single most important determinant of their ability to deliver the best possible patient care is patient information, available to them when and where they need it.

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Interoperability of health data beyond front-line care

Finnie FloresFinnie Flores
July 30, 2015

A health informatics professional explains why failing to include the secondary use of data upfront, whether intentionally or unintentionally, in point of care/service systems implementation is costly and diminishes the return on investment.

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Forget paper! The Painful Transition From EMR Back To Paper

Keith WilsonDr. Keith W Wilson
July 2, 2015

Dr. Keith Wilson's move from a hospital-based to a community practice forced him back to a world of managing paper.

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