Thursday, November 27, 2008
EHR SPOTLIGHT | British Columbia
The provincial government has outlined several goals and strategies related to health information management in British Columbia:
• Develop a comprehensive Technology Plan. This will help health professionals deliver faster, more effective treatment to patients through new information technology and telemedicine.
• Build a unified, universal and cost-effective health services information network that will improve care and reduce costs.
• Enhance information privacy rights.
STRATEGIC PLAN FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Defines how health information management can help achieve British Columbia’s health system's goals and objectives over the next five years.
FRAMEWORK FOR AN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD FOR BRITISH COLUMBIANS
An overview on how the Province of British Columbia intends on using the secure sharing of integrated health information (EHR) to improve patient care, reduce duplication of services, and enhance management and planning for health service delivery.