Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Chris Simpson wrote this excellent commentary for “Future Practice,” the CMA publication which examines issues related to technology and medicine. Clearly he supports the concepts of interoperability between EMR and EHR systems, and finding a good fit between individual physicians and the EMR products currently available.
Have a read. It seems very straightforward.
Unfortunately, New Brunswick remains mired in a regressive single-vendor environment, promoted jointly by the Department of Health and the New Brunswick Medical Society.
New Brunswick remains the only jurisdiction in the country which bans all but one EMR vendor from digitally linking to provincial health information databases. Patients, doctors, and the I.T. industry are all losers in this regrettable and embarrassing morass.
Kudos to Dr. Simpson for his progressive and intelligent approach.