FACTS AND STATS
Not only will a pan-Canadian interoperable EHR system make healthcare more efficient and contribute to a healthier population, it will also have significant financial benefits. When Infoway developed its business case for the Drug Information System (DIS) program in 2006, it estimated that if a pan-Canadian DIS could be fully implemented and adopted, by the 10th year, the total annual benefit to the health system would be $2.47 billion. Of that figure, $1.68 billion would result from reduced drug cost growth and another $716 million from reduced adverse drug events.
Source: Prince Edward Island Implements Province-Wide Drug
Information System [Pre-Print from ElectronicHealthcare, Volume
7, Number 3 - this article has been made available for the next two
Date: December 10, 2008
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