28
Feb

Northern Health docs set the pace for EMR adoption

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in EMR

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

Over 90 percent of doctors, in a mostly rural region bigger in area than France, are expected to be online by the end of 2005, and over 50 percent are using some form of electronic medical records.   As Jerry Zeindenberg writes in this article in Canadian Healthcare Technology:

“That [50%] compares with most estimates of 10 percent EMR adoption by physicians in Canada and the United States.”

The author attibutes much of the success due to the encouragement of both local physician leadears and the Regional Health Authority (Northern Health) which took upon itself the building of a network to provide 'last mile' connectivity to the physicians offices.   The physicians themselves use a wide variety of software packages from various vendors although the most popular, by far, is one from a local supplier.
The article can be found at:
http://www.canhealth.com/feb06.html#06febstory1


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