Yes to EHR 11/28/2010

There may be some security and privacy issues regarding the use of electronic health records but the use of EHR is long overdue. Paper medical records is just not an efficient and effective way of ensuring that a patient's care is managed collaboratively by healthcare providers. Furthermore, through EHR, the patient will become more involved in the management of their health.



Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:13:27

While it's true that concerns over security and privacy are valid, unauthorized access to confidential health information can be prevented. Establishing firewalls, passwords and other security technologies such as "properly designed and monitored audit trails" can prevent unauthorized access to protected health information.



Tue, 30 Nov 2010 07:46:17

I totally agree that EHR is long overdue.Imagine the benefit of reduced wait time, elimminates unnecessary tests and procedures and improves health care and costs.Not to mention, Health professionals will have all the necessary health informations of what they need and when they need it.

Although security and privacy issues are reasonable, Like Joe mentioned, there are preventive measures that can be done to ensure our privacy.



Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:57:12

This site seems to be very well designed and quite informative about E-healthcare too. I definately think that EHR can be very beneficial to the Canadian healthcare system, only if it is implemented and used appropriately and effectively.


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