Saturday, September 13, 2008
CANADIAN TERRITORY RECEIVES FUNDING FOR REGIONAL EHR INITIATIVE
September 12, 2008 | Nunavut, a territory in Canada, recently received funding for its electronic health record project from Canada Health Infoway -- a federally funded, independent, not-for-profit organization -- Healthcare IT News reports.
Canada Health Infoway has provided 7.4 million Canadian dollars, or about $7.07 million, for the second phase of the territory's e-health program. The investment is part of an 11.6 million Canadian dollar, or about $10.9 million, effort between the territory and Infoway to support EHR adoption throughout the territory. EHRs will help Nunavut provide residents with faster access to care and reduce the turnaround time for diagnostic imaging.
Officials expect Nunavut's EHR system to go live by 2012.