Connecting Northern and Eastern Ontario (cNEO)
Connecting Northern and Eastern Ontario (cNEO) is an ehealth strategy funded by eHealth Ontario that, together with the 4 LHINS, will integrate health care systems and give health care providers timely and secure access to patient information and records.
The four Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in Northern and Eastern Ontario (NEO): 1) South East, 2) Champlain, 3) North East, and 4) North West, have grouped into an eHealth "cluster" to work together to implement a provincial standards‐based "system integration hub" for the region. NEO LHINs and health care stakeholders are working collaboratively to plan, establish and deploy EHR services that will contribute to the success of the cNEO project.
The cNEO project is one of three province‐wide eHealth regional "hub" projects (i.e. 1. Connecting Northern and Eastern Ontario ‐ cNEO; 2. Connecting Greater Toronto Area ‐ cGTA; and 3. Connecting South West Ontario ‐ cSWO) to deliver Electronic Health Record (EHR) services for 2.5 million Ontarians in the region.
Aligned with eHealth Ontario’s Blueprint and Standards, cNEO’s primary goal is to provide clinicians (health care professionals such as physicians, pharmacists and nurses) and patients with timely and secured access to personal health information across the continuum of care and at any point of care throughout the NEO "cluster." This will be done by connecting existing HSP information sources in NEO and provincially.