Newfoundland closer to electronic health record

Newfoundland is on the last lap of its journey to create an interoperable electronic health record. The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information recently signed agreements with Telus Communications Co.’s health division and

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Howard Solomon

The state of e-health in Canada: IDC Canada

A recent snapshot by research firm IDC Canada Ltd. of the e-health landscape in Canada reveals a market that is still very much fragmented and immature.Although there exist several federal and provincial programs

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

B.C. government sets $148M EHR project in motion

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEThe government of British Columbia has set in motion a province-wide $148-million health-care initiative that aims to reduce wait times for medical procedures, cut costs by reducing unnecessary re-tests, and

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Canadian docs need incentives, say Kiwi experts

Canadian doctors should be enticed to adopt electronic health record systems through a combination of subsidies and results-based incentives similar to those employed in New Zealand, suggests a group of Kiwi experts on

Published on: February 15th, 2007

Australian e-health data standards close to completion

The Australian federal government is only weeks away from formalizing data standards for the country's national electronic health record system. Putting in place an immediate working model for HealthConnect is critical to meet

Published on: August 1st, 2005 Michael Crawford

The IT doctor is in

Nowhere is IT innovation more important than in healthcare, where lives are on the line every minute of the day. If this fact is not self-evident, then the following statement should hammer home

Published on: July 31st, 2005 David Carey