E-records coming for hundreds of thousands of patients

New Brunswick has moved “from almost the worst in the country to near the front of the pack” for electronic medical record adoption, says the president of the New Brunswick Medical Society.

Dr. Lynn Hansen says 357 doctors out of the eligible 950 enrolled in the provincial program by this week’s deadline for federal funds.

Hundreds of thousands of New Brunswick patients will soon have digitized records, improving the efficiency and productivity of physician offices, she said in a statement on Thursday.

The e-record program will save the health care system money through better referral processes, fewer missed appointments and faster access to test results, said Hansen.

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