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Monday, October 28, 2013

Overwhelming Support For Electronic Medical Records

It appears to be just a matter of time before our medical records will all be digital. That's appears to be the desire of most of us, according to a new poll by Harris/Decima. It finds 96 per cent of Canadians think it important that the health care system go digital. 

Infoway Vice-President Shelagh Maloney tells CHSJ News people nowadays want to have more control over their health by having as much information as possible.

89 per cent of the respondents say it's important for them to have full advantage of digital health tools and capabilities.

Maloney adds 64 per cent of doctors have an electronic medical record and 86 per cent of those people surveyed say it's important for their doctors to use digital medical records.