ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland – The Government of Canada has agreed to invest more than $9 million in Newfoundland and Labrador’s digital health system. The funding will enable the Newfoundland and Labrador Center for Health Information to launch a pilot project to enhance telehealth in rural areas, catalogue and store health records, and improve its system to electronically order medical processes and procedures. “Enhancing innovation in health information systems benefits residents and offers unique opportunities to use health data for research and to advance the technology industry,” said Seamus O’Regan, minister of Veterans Affairs and member of Parliament for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, said in a statement. NLCHI develops and implements the province’s confidential and secure electronic health record and works to improve the health of residents by providing quality health information to professionals in the sector, the public, researchers and health system decision-makers.
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