Manitoba-eHealth is reshaping the way the province delivers healthcare. It’s a big job to deliver an EHR system that serves 1.2 million people spread across 650,000 km2 (roughly the size of Texas). Manitoba-eHealth recognized the limitations of a paper-based system. The organization wanted an electronic system that was practical, easy to use and relevant. Because patient information is a powerful tool in the hands of clinicians. Access to patient data helps inform care decisions For example, Dr. Ricardo Lobato de Faria was the physician on duty at Seven Oaks Hospital (Winnipeg, Manitoba) the night a patient walked in complaining of chest pains. He quickly diagnosed an irregular heartbeat, also known as arrhythmia. Because Seven Oaks has eChart, an electronic health record (EHR) system from dbMotion, he could access more information about the patient. “Using eChart altered the path of care,” […]
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