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Is the adoption of the Canda Health Infoway EMR certification program in 2011 too little too late?

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThomas J. Sr.

Not establishing national EMR interoperability standards in advance of provincial programs kicking into gear is, in my opinion, a significant policy failure in Canada and one that will have ripple effects for years to come.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne H. MD

We do not have data interoperability at the EMR level in Canada. Our EMR industry has not evolved from a foundation of standards-based interoperability between systems with each sharing a common set of standards. EMRs in Canada have been developed using proprietary platforms and, while standards have been applied in the majority of EMRs to receive lab results and client demographics, we are a long way from drug and clinical report interoperability.

September 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCliff C.