CMA support for eHealth

I was having a look at the various resolutions passed at the CMA annual General Council meeting held earlier this month and discovered that there were a number of eHealth related resolutions:

  • The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations urge the federal government to immediately transfer to Canada Health Infoway the $500-million investment announced in the February 2009 Economic Action Plan in order to accelerate the adoption of electronic medical records in physician offices by 2011. (SS 7-28a)
  • The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with governments to accelerate the introduction of e-prescribing in Canada to make it the main method of prescribing by 2012. (SS 7-31)
  • The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations urge governments to ensure that the $500-million investment in Canada Health Infoway announced in the February 2009 Economic Action Plan be available for up to two years following the transfer of the funding. (SS 7-29a)
  • The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will work with governments to create, by Dec. 31, 2010, basic interoperability standards that will ensure secure, reliable, effective and rapid transmission of data across point-of-care information technology systems. (SS 7-30)
  • The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations to demand that governments recognize that the flow of information from the patient record to the electronic health records is the professional responsibility of physicians. (SS 7-36a)

Mike

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