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

Provider Experience

When delivering services, providers need a comprehensive, up-to-date view of a patient’s entire health history. This view should include information from all health care disciplines, regulated and non-regulated, including encounter history, assessments, diagnostic results, consultations, hospital reports, medication history, lab test results, allergies, and immunizations.

Clinical health care data has traditionally been captured and stored across multiple health care organizations, in different physical locations and on different, incompatible computer systems and paper files. It is often stored in different paper and electronic formats, which use different terminology, and are owned and managed by different entities using different standards and technologies. This can have significant impact on the timely delivery of health care, such as:

  • Diagnoses and treatment decisions based on fragmented or outdated information 
  • Having health care providers login separately to multiple systems to input and access data
  • Increased health care costs 

Providing authorized access to health care information at any time or from any location would significantly benefit both providers and patients, but requires EHR systems to be interoperable. Interoperability refers to the ability of systems to connect to and exchange and process data from other systems – so information sent from one system can be understood by another.

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Published four times a year, the Blueprint Bulletin provides readers with regular insight into the elements, services and new developments associated with the Ontario eHealth blueprint.

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