Physicians, nurses and pharmacists from across Canada who are considering using e-health will soon benefit from the expertise of a network of colleagues, experienced in e-health, who will provide mentorship and help navigate barriers.
Clinicians (physicians, nurses and pharmacists) from nine provinces came together on September 15 to launch the Clinician eHealth Support Network: A peer-to-peer initiative, a group of health care providers who will provide hands-on support to colleagues in their respective jurisdictions to help them address challenges and uncover the opportunities and efficiencies that are associated with e-health.
"With more and more clinicians recognizing there are benefits emerging as a result of the use of e-health, the Clinician eHealth Support Network will connect peers to help answer questions and share experiences from a perspective they can relate to," said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, the federally funded, independent not-for-profit organization which invests with public sector partners to accelerate electronic health records across Canada. "I commend the clinicians whose e-health leadership will benefit their peers by transferring the knowledge they've acquired. These peer leaders are paving the way for increased use of e-health among clinicians throughout Canada."
Members of the Clinician eHealth Support Network: A peer-to-peer initiative will support their clinician colleagues who are contemplating the use of electronic health record solutions by providing:
• Individual demonstrations of electronic health records technology
• Ongoing support and mentoring
• Assistance in goal setting, prioritizing
• Support offered on-site and remotely.
More information on the National Clinician eHealth Support Network.
Original Post from Canada Health Infoway | September 19, 2007, Toronto