Electronic Records

Kathleen Morris

EMR usage has tripled in Canada over past decade

A report released recently by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows an increasing proportion of the country’s doctors are ditching paper files in favour of computer-based records. In a survey of almost 2,300 Canadian family physicians, 73 per cent said they have gone to an EMR system in their offices, triple the 23…

Kevin Quach

Fertility clinic merges Oscar and eIVF systems

By Rosie Lombardi

Family doctors who are tempted to complain about their EMR systems should consider the trials and tribulations of specialty practices that have far less choice in their EMR selections. In Toronto, the Create Fertility Centre, led under the directive of Dr. Clifford Librach, was constrained to install and integrate two EMRs to get a workable…

Patrick Madahbee

Nightingale and First Nations launch major project

Nightingale Informatix Corporation and the Giiwednong Health Link (GHL) have announced that they are launching a digital health project for 14 First Nations in Ontario along the north shore of Lake Huron and throughout Manitoulin Island. The electronic medical record (EMR) project will use Nightingale Enterprise Software for the EMR and practice management and will be launched using…