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Trends Update — Electronic Medical Records: Ontario’s New EMR Adoption Program

floppy-disk1Ontario is providing up to $29,800 per physician over 3 years for new adopters of electronic medical records.  In the few weeks since the program has been implemented, the OMA has gotten over 650 inquiries and over 150 applicants.  There’s a local option and a cloud option, which runs off the eHealth Ontario servers.  Interestingly, up to $14,400 is available for early EMR adopters who complete upgrades to the latest spec.

Some interesting features at OntarioMD try to increase the effectiveness of the implementation:

  • EMR Advisor, an Ontario-based blog that includes information, tips and case studies;
  • A transition support program;
  • A support guide; and
  • Practice management consultants (on the government’s dime).

Meanwhile, Canada Health Infoway got its own clean bill of health from the Auditor General.

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2 responses to “Trends Update — Electronic Medical Records: Ontario’s New EMR Adoption Program

  1. EMR by Nightingale November 18, 2009 at 3:24 am

    If anyone is interested in the EMR funding or EMR adoption program the #1 rated (Reference: emradvisor.ca/compare) EMR by Nightingale (Nightingale On Demand) is available for full funding (through its OntarioMD certification). For more details please visit the Ontario EMR funding and Adoption center at: http://www.nightingale.md/ca/products-services/practices/emr-adoption-centre/

    • Jeremy G November 18, 2009 at 1:27 pm

      More an ad than a comment, really, but hi.

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