We believe that Canadian healthcare will be difficult to sustain if changes are not made. Healthcare experts agree that there is a dire need for increased patient satisfaction, experience, and safety, as well as improved clinical access and decreased costs. We have identified five key issues where health information and our communications technology can make a positive difference:
1) chronic disease management 2) medication management 3) better access
4) prevention & self-care 5) performance improvement.
Electronic medical record (EMR) technology is at the heart of the primary healthcare ecosystem, providing physicians with an electronic means to store, retrieve and update patient information.
The cost of chronic illness, disability and death in Canada is estimated at $80 billion.