November 28, 2013
500,000 Patients Served by Community-Based Clinics to Benefit from Expansion
Ontario is making progress on its commitment to ensure every Ontarian has an electronic health record by expanding their use into 90 community-based health care clinics, giving 500,000 patients access to an electronic health record.
Forty-five of Ontario’s 90 Association of Ontario Health Centre member clinics, including Community Health Centres, Nurse-Practitioner-Led Clinics and Aboriginal Health Access Centres, have already added electronic health records into their practice. This includes the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre and seven others in Toronto.
By moving from a cumbersome paper-based system to secure, electronic health records, health care providers will be able to better serve patients by:
Modernizing Ontario’s health care system and finding more efficient and effective ways to deliver care for patients supports the province’s Action Plan for Health Care. This is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure, and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
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