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CanadianEMR Awarded Funding to Measure the Value of eHealth

Posted Oct 30 2008 3:21pm

CanadianEMR is pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the National Research Council-Industry Research Assistance Program and MITACS to answer the question "What is the value of eHealth in the context of Electronic Medical Record adoption and usage?" Using statistical methodologies and various data sets (including our own) we aim to build a model that will predict the benefits of EMR adoption in relation to the overall value of eHealth based on specific geographic regions or groupings of use.

Research indicates there is very little evidence linking the adoption of EMR systems to patient satisfaction, health outcomes, or even access to health care. Although most believe that EMR adoption has an important part to play in the overall benefits that can be demonstrated through the use of Information Technologies, there is very little evidence to this effect.

From June to September 2008, Greig Pothan, MBA/CMA(Certified Management Accountant) Candidate at UBC Sauder School of Business will be working with CanadianEMR to develop statistical models that can be linked to EMR adoption and satisfaction as a foundational measure in relation to other health and system outcome measures. We believe this will be important work that will inform government, industry and other public bodies regarding the value of investment in EMR in relation to the overall value of eHealth.

For further information, please contact CanadianEMR (e-mail)

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