Electronic health records: potholes on the road to eHealth

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 15:21 in Mathematics & Economics

Canadians are heavy users of the health-care system. Every year, there are 322 million office-based visits to the doctor. The vast majority of them - 94 per cent - result in handwritten paper records. Those records - your health history - normally stay in a file folder in your doctor's office, inaccessible to a medical professional who might appreciate the information they contain when you're facing a medical emergency and are unable to communicate.

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