BCCFP recently provided input into the development of an action plan for a provincial strategy on health information management and technology.

We were asked to review the Enabling Effective, Quality Population and Patient-Centred Care: A Provincial Strategy for Health Information Management and Technology policy discussion paper at the request of the Ministry of Health.

Recognizing the importance of achieving a more strategic and integrated IM/IT framework within BC’s health care system for the best possible patient care, we provided feedback on some of the special considerations for family physicians.

This includes the need to provide more clarity around the ownership of the medical record; the concern that bi-directional sharing between primary care clinics and the hospital/health authority patient records will impact on office EMR capacity; and input that current PharmaNet access parameters are not conducive for physicians working remotely.

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