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Benefits of eCHN

Provides authorized health care providers anywhere in the province with rapid access to up-to-date, accurate patient health information any time of the day or night.
Provides health care providers with patient data originating from many different clinical systems located in health facilities around the province and consolidated into the form of a single medical WebChart.
Allows health care providers to make more timely and informed diagnosis and treatment decisions, even in emergency situations.
Allows health care providers to review health care provided by other health institutions and practitioners within a secure "circle of care".
Increases the transfer of information to all the health care professionals involved in a patient’s “circle of care”, not just the ones designated by hospital protocols.
Helps make it possible to substantially improve the continuity and coordination of patient care, across the entire spectrum of health care delivery sites, including those in remote locations.
Allows health care providers to focus more of their time and communications with other practitioners on patient care issues rather than on the logistics of locating and securing patient information.
Makes it possible for patients, most notably chronic care and complex patients, to receive follow-up care as close to home as possible, thereby reducing the need for travel.
Reduces delays in medical diagnosis and decision-making, due to waiting times required for accessing patient data from other facilities.
Reduces the likelihood of medical errors, due to inaccurate or incomplete information.
Reduces the need for repeat diagnostic testing of patients, such as blood tests and X-rays, thereby reducing potential discomfort for patients, as well as costs for the health care system.
Reduces the wait-time for test results.
Reduces the chances of records being lost or unavailable.
Reduces the chances of illegible paper documents and their misinterpretation.
Reduces the need for  health care providers to repeatedly question patients and parents for the details of patients’ encounters with the health care system, and to rely on their memory of such details.
Reduces the need for patients and parents to remember such details accurately and repeat them each time they visit a different facility.
Reduces the need for parents to track down and carry records.
Allows health care providers to focus more of their time and communications with patients and parents on patient care issues rather than on the retrieval of patient health information.
Allows health care providers to deliver a more patient-centered style of care by sharing health information, such as test results and radiology images, with  families and patients - directly, from the computer screen.
Overall, enables health care professionals to provide a higher quality of patient care and a more time-efficient, cost-efficient system of health care delivery.

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