Toward an Integrated Electronic Patient Record
Council greenlights Roadmap to enable full physician participation by 2020
In September 2016, College Council approved a conceptual roadmap proposed by the Medical informatics Committee to move the profession decisively toward an active role in creating and using a province-wide integrated electronic patient record. While the primary drivers are patient safety and quality of care, patient expectations are also evolving to include access to personal health information and responsible sharing of relevant information among healthcare providers.
While the framework is necessarily flexible, key targets for physicians are:
- PIN access and review mandated as a standard of practice (already proposed in the Safe Prescribing – Clinical standard currently out for consultation)
- EMR and Netcare use mandated as standards of practice by 2020
- Prescribed sharing of information from EMR to Netcare as infrastructure is enabled
Read the Roadmap