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Moving Forward with Electronic Health Records

McGuinty Government Keeps Electronic Health Information

July 6, 2011

Ontario has passed a regulatory change that allows eHealth Ontario to create and maintain Electronic Health Records while keeping Ontarians’ electronic personal health information secure.

The change balances the importance of moving toward fast and efficient e-health records for all Ontarians, while ensuring privacy and confidentiality are at the forefront, by:

The regulation amendment will also give health information custodians, including the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, confidence that they have the authority under PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004) to provide personal health information to eHealth Ontario that is necessary for the creation and maintenance of Electronic Health Records for Ontarians.

Investing in Electronic Health Records is part of the Open Ontario plan to modernize the health care system, leading to better patient care and efficient health care service delivery.

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