Positive report from AG on Canada Health Infoway – from Health Edition – Nov 2009

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: Health Informatics, Medical Records |

Positive report from AG on Canada Health Infoway
November 6, 2009

Info copied from Health Edition

“Canada’s efforts to create an electronic health record system have received a vote of confidence from the country’s auditor general. In a report this week, Sheila Fraser said the agency guiding the national electronic health record agenda, Canada Health Infoway, has “accomplished much in the eight years since its creation.”

This stands in marked contrast to a damning report last month by Ontario’s auditor general into eHealth Ontario which concluded that taxpayers had not received value-for-money from the more than $1 billion spent since 2002 to create an electronic health record or EHR system in that province.

Canada Health Infoway sees itself as a “strategic investor” in provincial and territorial EHR projects, paying up to 75 per cent of the costs if they meet certain deliverables, and Ms. Fraser found it had put the necessary controls in place to make sure it got its money’s worth.”  … continues on the website

The auditor general’s report.

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