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Electronic Health Records

Health Information Systems and Electronic Health Records

"Electronic health records and telehealth are key to health system renewal, particularly for Canadians who live in rural and remote areas. Recognizing the significant investment that has been made and achievements to date, First Ministers agree to accelerate the development and implementation of the electronic health record, including e-prescribing."-10-year Plan to Strengthen Health Care

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Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada
May 2013

In Progress Report 2013: Health care renewal in Canada, the Health Council reports on the progress made by jurisdictions in five priority areas of the health accords:

  • access and wait times;
  • primary health care reform and electronic health records;
  • pharmaceuticals management;
  • disease prevention, health promotion and public health; and
  • Aboriginal health
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Progress Report 2011: Health care renewal in Canada Progress Report 2011: Health care renewal in Canada
May 2011
This report on Canada's health care performance is a pan-Canadian look at five key commitments under the 2003 First Ministers' Accord on Health Care Renewal and the 2004 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care, and it highlights progress to date on wait times, pharmaceuticals management, electronic health records, teletriage, and health care innovation. Read more
 
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Decisions, Decisions: Family Doctors as Gatekeepers to Prescription Drugs and Diagnostic Imaging in Canada Decisions, Decisions: Family Doctors as Gatekeepers to Prescription Drugs and Diagnostic Imaging in Canada
September 2010
This report examines the increasingly complex role of family physicians and the effects of their decisions on the use of Canada's health care services. Read more
 
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Rekindling Reform: Health Care Renewal in Canada, 2003 – 2008 Rekindling Reform: Health Care Renewal in Canada, 2003 – 2008
January 2008
This report looks back at five years of activity intended to strengthen the capacity of the public health care system to deliver timely, high-quality care. The 2003 First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care Renewal has been a catalyst for positive change in some areas, less so in others, and the Health Council urges governments to rekindle their commitment to health care renewal. Read more
 
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Health Care Renewal in Canada: Measuring Up? Health Care Renewal in Canada: Measuring Up?
February 2007
In this report, we set out three pathways to help steer us towards quality: quicker access to needed care, better quality services, and improved population health that factors in the need for support inside and outside the health care system. Read more
 
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Beyond Good Intentions: Accelerating the Electronic Health Record in Canada Beyond Good Intentions: Accelerating the Electronic Health Record in Canada
July 2006
There can be no quantum leap forward in health care quality and efficiency without high quality, user-friendly electronic health information. That's the message Canadian health care policy-makers and senior health care executives received from international experts at a conference held in Montebello, Quebec on June 12-13, organized by the Health Council of Canada and Canada Health Infoway. Read more
 
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Health Care Renewal in Canada: Clearing the Road to Quality Health Care Renewal in Canada: Clearing the Road to Quality
February 2006
In this report, we set out three pathways to help steer us towards quality: quicker access to needed care, better quality services, and improved population health that factors in the need for support inside and outside the health care system. Read more
 
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Health Care Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change 2005 Health Care Renewal in Canada: Accelerating Change 2005
January 2005
In this report, we set out three pathways to help steer us towards quality: quicker access to needed care, better quality services, and improved population health that factors in the need for support inside and outside the health care system. Read more
 
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When it comes to electronic health-care records, we're so last century
Presented by Jeanne Besner, interim chair of the Health Council of Canada
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