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The rollout of the electronic medical record system in P.E.I. postponed again

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Key takeaways: 

  • The region says it’s handling concerns got up by doctors using the system.
  • Health P.E.I. C.E.O. Dr. Michael Gardam noted that the system’s rollout paused.

Executing an Island-wide electronic medical record system in P.E.I. has struck another snag.

The region says it is pausing the rollout as it works with sellers to handle issues brought up by physicians using the system.

The system lets physicians share details such as diagnostic photos, prescription history, and other clinician notes with other health experts.

The region promised at the tail end of 2019 that it would be fully enforced within a year, but there have been numerous uncertainties since then. Approximately 100 physicians still need to be connected to the system. 

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Executing an Island-wide electronic medical record system in P.E.I. has struck another snag

No timeline

Dr. Michael Gardam, Health P.E.I.’s C.E.O., stated the pause has been for “a pair of weeks.” The region said there is no timeline for how long it will last.

“We must be receptive to the feedback then we get from the physicians,” Gardam said.

“There are some things that ought to be set. So rather than … continuing to roll out something that requires some tweaks, we will pause for a moment, fix those things and then begin moving again.”

Source – cbc.ca

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