Often, patients dealing with a medical condition see multiple health care providers, including trips to the emergency department, visits with specialists and regular check-ins with their family doctor, to name just a few. Co-ordinating care between providers and ensuring each care team has the latest information is critical. Tweet this Electronic health records allow authorized health care providers to see a patient’s complete health information, saving time, reducing duplicate tests, and leading to better patient care decisions.
Digital health also empowers patients to become an informed and active part of their care team. Online access to personal health information, such as lab results, current medications and other vital data, helps health professionals provide safe and effective care and allows you to track your care, ease your anxiety, and facilitate discussions and secure sharing with your family and health care providers.
Think Digital Health isn’t Making a Difference? Think Again.
Co-ordinating Care Between Multiple Care Teams
After fracturing her ankle, Marissa benefited from digital imaging that ensured her x-rays were easily accessible by her care team, when they needed them.
99% of imaging in Canadian hospitals is now digital.