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"Canada has spent over $10 billion towards the implementation of electronic health record (EHR) technology ... Much of this money has been spent on developing the infrastructure to store, retrieve, and share health information across the country ... considerably less government funds have been used to incentivize the use of advanced electronic medical records (EMRs) by primary care providers." Taking an aggressive stance on EMRs: lessons from the US and UK by Dr. Michael Guerriere and Justin Kim


Bringing the Technology Revolution to Health Care: Why EMR Adoption is Necessary, but not Sufficient by Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Off the Cuff

Aspiring to a new standard of healthcare for Canada

Canadians want patient online healthcare options Jennifer Zelmer

Measuring EMR Adoption: A Framework and Case Study

Defining and Evaluating Electronic Medical Record Data Quality within the Canadian Context

Fraser Health and Canada Health Infoway Mark Digital Health Week with New Electronic Medical Record Systems

Do you really need to remind people of the following?

  • Don’t stare directly at the sun
  • “Pulling out” is not a form of protection
  • Overdosing on fibre won’t cure constipation
  • Don’t delay lifesaving medical treatment
  • Wet hair doesn’t cause colds
  • Exercise alone isn’t enough to lose weight 

Last Week in Healthcare History
November 10, 1824: 25 students attend opening of the Montréal Medical Institute.
November 11, 1949: Fernie Memorial Hospital Opens
November 14, 1835: Canada’s first insane asylum opens in Saint John NB
November 14, 1960: Formation of Medical Research Council announced: Canada’s first insane asylum opens in Saint John NB
November 14, 1960: Formation of Medical Research Council announced

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Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Helen Angus, Associate Deputy Minister, Policy and Transformation, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Will Falk, Managing Partner and National Leader of the Healthcare Services Group, PwC
Brian Golden, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto and The University Health Network, Professor of Strategic Management Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
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Lisa Priest, Director, North East Toronto Health Link, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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