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Ehealth Services

Key services that eHealth Ontario provides to the health care sector, directly aligned to the agency’s mandate:

  • Electronic health record services: support EHR data provisioning and sharing, including the population, maintenance, privacy, and accessing of repositories of clinical health information for health care clients, to actively support health care management and delivery, e.g. content related to laboratory tests, medications, diagnostic imaging, immunizations, shared health records, and consent directives
  • Health sector identity services: support identity management, access control, authentication and authorization, including identities for health care clients, providers, and ehealth system users. Examples include the use of provincial registries as authoritative reference sources, and identity federation.
  • Privacy services: support an individual’s right to control the collection, use, and disclosure of his/her personal health information and/or personal information. Examples: consent directive management, auditing. 
  • Communications and collaboration services: provide communication and collaboration tools and channels to support shared access to health information. Help providers collaborate on client care through point of service system integration, email, instant messaging, portals, information exchange, and other forms of electronic communication or correspondence. 
  • Health requisition services: support creation, sending, and management of health care system requisitions (e.g. orders, referrals, requests for care), including lookup for availability, rejection, wait list management, and scheduling. Examples include lab test orders and referrals.
  • Hosting services: support the development, acquisition, delivery, and maintenance of datacentre infrastructure for provincial ehealth hosted solutions. Examples include development, testing, and production environments.
  • Health knowledge services: support the creation, organization, and retrieval of common reference information, for sharing and dissemination across a variety of health care settings. Examples include a repository of standardized clinical protocols, information about coding systems, policies.
  • Health system use data services: provide electronic information about health and health system activity, in support of the development of business intelligence, analytics, and reporting services throughout the health sector in the province. The data may need to be de-identified (i.e. anonymized), depending on its intended use and the user, to support privacy and legal requirements. This data will be invaluable for planning, managing, funding, and improving the health care system. It will also contribute to the definition of health care policies, budgeting, and health care performance monitoring. 
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