Roles and responsibilities shared between federal and provincial-territorial governments
Canada Health Act (CHA) specifies criteria and conditions that must be satisfied by provinces in order to qualify for full share of the federal cash contribution, under the Canada Health Transfer (CHT)
Provincial and territorial governments responsible for the management, organization and delivery of health services for their residents
Alberta (POSP), Ontario (OntarioMD), British Columbia (PITO), Nova Scotia (> $300 million to date)
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick (in progress)
Still have low levels of adoption of EMR < 26%
Primary Care Doctors’ Use of Electronic Patient Medical Records, 2006 Percent Source: 2006 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians.
Infoway’s Programs Innovation and Adoption - $60 million* Public Health Surveillance $100 million Telehealth $120 million Innovation and Adoption – $60 million* Chronic Disease Primary Care Cancer Patient Safety Wait Times Mental Health Laboratory Systems $150 million Diagnostic Imaging $310 million Interoperable EHR – $175 million Infostructure – $32 million Registries $134 million Drug Systems $185 million Etc.