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Perspective: Canadian eHealth Nuances -- Ontario

This publication has been discontinued on August 5, 2013.


This IDC Health Insights Perspective is part of a series of documents profiling the ehealth initiatives in Canada' s 10 provinces. This document profiles Canada' s provincial ehealth topography for the province of Ontario, specifically focusing on the following factors:

  • Strategic focus
  • Governance
  • Electronic health record (EHR)/electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Procurement
  • Financing/money flow
  • Security and privacy
  • Certification
  • Standards
  • Key vendors

For a more detailed definition of each of these factors, please see the Terminology section near the end of the document.

The information included in this document has been compiled from a combination of the following primary and secondary sources: individual interviews with provincial ehealth leaders, preexisting IDC market research, documentation from conferences and press releases, and documents from prominent ehealth stakeholders like Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Interviews with ehealth executives were open ended, and as such the depth and breadth varied by participant.

Table of Contents

  • In This Perspective
    • eHealth: The Pressure and Complexity Is Intensifying
      • Canadian Health Infoway
    • Ontario eHealth
      • Overview
      • Strengths
      • Challenges
      • Strategic Focus
      • Governance
      • Ontario EHR/EMR Status
      • Procurement
      • Financing/Money Flow
      • Privacy and Security
      • Certifications and Standards
      • Key Vendors
      • Panorama: A Note About Public Health Surveillance
    • Terminology
  • Learn More
    • Related Research
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Strategic Focus
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Governance
  • Table: Ontario EHR/EMR Status
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Procurement
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Financing and Money Flow
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Security and Privacy
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Certifications and Standards
  • Table: Ontario eHealth Key Vendors
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