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

The Electronic Health Record (EHR)

The EHR is a secure and private lifetime record of a person’s health history. The record is available electronically to authorized Ontario health care providers anywhere, anytime, in support of high quality care.

The goal of the EHR is to provide a patient-centric solution to the challenges currently facing the province’s health care sector. It does this by providing the means for diverse health care systems and data sources to securely share information. As a result, authorized users can have a seamless, efficient way to request information from different sources, and input information into designated data sources. For example, through the EHR, an authorized lab will be able to enter a lab test result into the lab data repository, and the provider who requested the test can retrieve the result from the same repository. In this way, a comprehensive health care picture for a patient can be assembled as if it were coming from a single system.

Refer to Appendix C: Scenarios for a comparison of what currently happens when a health care client interacts with the health care system and what will happen when the EHR is implemented.

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