eHealth and the North East LHIN
August 19, 2011 -- More than 7,000 doctors, who care for 6.5 million Ontarians, now manage their patients’ health information with an electronic medical record. That is just some of the significant progress outlined in the 2011 eHealth Progress Report.
eHealth is a term we use to describe the use of information and clinical technologies in health care and is a key enabler of systemic change in Ontario. eHealth holds the potential to enhance patient care and access. The execution of Ontario’s eHealth Strategy 2009-2012 is a priority for the NE LHIN and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
The NE LHIN works closely with the Ministry, eHealth Ontario and other organizations to secure funding for eHealth initiatives. The LHIN also supports the independent efforts of local health service providers by facilitating communication and collaboration between all partners.
Finding and implementing eHealth solutions that will help improve quality of care and equitable access to service while encouraging a more appropriate use of resources is a critical part of our plan to improve the health care system as a whole.
If you would like to read more about eHealth initiatives underway in the NE LHIN, click here.
Learn more about what eHealth can do for you and your experiences with our health care system.
To learn more about provincial eHealth initiatives, visit the eHealth Ontario website by clicking here.
For more information on NE LHIN eHealth related project priorities, please contact:
NE LHIN CIO and eHealth Lead
(705) 840-2872 ext. 136
Establishment of eHealth Project Management Office (PMO)
The North East LHIN's Project Management Office was established in December of 2009. Since then, the NE LHIN has established the North East LHIN eHealth Advisory Council and embarked on numerous projects dedicated to pushing eHealth forward in the North East.
The NE LHIN continues to build on the strong eHealth stakeholder collaboration that has been established over the years, and the new cross-LHIN partnerships in order to achieve improved clinical and patient outcomes for patients within the NE LHIN.