Ontario has unveiled a $2.1 billion strategy that promises to give every diabetic patient in the province an electronic health record by 2012. The "eHealth Ontario" initiative will also connect doctors, patients and pharmacists electronically to better manage the flow, safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs and cut wait times at Ontario hospitals, the head of the group developing the program says.
The 53-page strategy aims to have 65 per cent of the province's primary physicians and two-thirds of their patients hooked up to the electronic medical data by April 2012.
Source: Province Unveils Electronic Health Data Plan
Date: March 30, 2009
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