Digital health helps Canadians access better quality care, more efficiently. Electronic medical records help doctors and nurse practitioners manage patient difficulties, such as chronic diseases, more efficiently and effectively. Electronic health records provide a comprehensive, digital view of a patient’s health history. This means duplicate tests are avoided because authorized clinicians can access past results of tests ordered by other health care providers. This ultimately leads to faster diagnosis and treatment.
It also means in emergency situations, when a patient may not be able to speak for themselves or may not remember all the details of their medical history, authorized clinicians can access information about a patient’s medical history, medications and allergies.
Learn more about the benefits of digital health:
- Accuracy and Convenience
- Confidence and Collaboration
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Treatment in Emergency Situations
- Managing Chronic Diseases
- Access to Rural and Remote Communities