CanadianEMR Featured in Canadian Healthcare Technology
Posted Oct 30 2008 3:21pm
Web Site to Provide Evaluations and Ratings of Canada’s EMR Systems
"By Jerry Zeidenberg,
With medical knowledge rapidly proliferating, and physicians of all stripes scrambling to keep abreast of the latest breakthroughs, how many doctors really have time to thoroughly investigate Electronic Medical Record systems? Even when provincial authorities evaluate the systems and publish lists of provincially certified EMRs, the result can be more than a dozen ‘approved’ products. Who can spare the time to test-drive so many?
Don’t despair, help may be at hand. Vancouver family physician and EMR expert Dr. Alan Brookstone is launching a ‘Consumer Reports’ style service on his web site, CanadianEMR, that will offer ratings of the various systems used across the country. By design, said Dr. Brookstone, it will be easy to understand and to use.
Just like Consumer Reports and its five-star rating scheme for automobiles, CanadianEMR (www.canadianemr.ca) will rank electronic medical record products using the same sort of five-level scale. The difference is that while the consumers’ magazine and website employ expert reviewers, CanadianEMR will base its ratings on the assessments of Canadian physicians who have used the electronic charting systems. They’ll draw upon their real-world experiences to inform others of the pros and cons of various EMRs...."