The Primary Health Care Information Management (PHIM) Program supports primary health care providers across Nova Scotia through an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
By having Electronic Medical Records in their clinic, primary health care providers are able to electronically manage their records, which means they can have more detailed information on each patient at their fingertips and spend less time filing and sorting papers.
This results in easier access to information for each individual, supporting the Department of Health and Wellness's mandate of increased access to primary health care services for everyone across the province. In addition, the Primary Health Care Information Management Program offers the potential to support population-based approaches to health care delivery, chronic disease management and the delivery of health promotion activities.
The program also supports a team-based approach to service delivery facilitating effective sharing among team members wherever they are practicing. The PHIM Program is targeting to increase EMR adoption to approximately 70% of all primary health care providers and 20% of community based specialists in Nova Scotia by March 2013.
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