From detailed guides to online courses – resources are available to provide you with the knowledge necessary to build and integrate EHR applications.

Access Points

Access points include laboratory information systems (LIS), portals, electronic medical record (EMR) systems, hospital information systems (HIS), and pharmacy systems used in labs, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, home care settings, and community services, all of which provide access to health care information and sources of requests for health care information. Health care clients, providers, health sector managers (end users) and researchers use these access points to automate business, clinical, and information practices and processes, as well as to support program and research functions. 

Access points provide access to the EHR through a data or web access channel. In order to get, put or use EHR data in a secure and interoperable manner, they use standards-based integration tools and interoperable specifications to connect to the HIAL. Access to EHR data is provided by standard messaging formats such as HL7, through provincial and business services exposed by the HIAL.

One of the EHR principles is to minimize changes to clinician workflows by facilitating access from existing point of service applications, so users can use familiar tools to access health information from EHR sources with minimal disruption to their working environment.

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