#eHealth Ontario should expand services, provide patients with access to records: Report

TORONTO — Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he’ll act on a recommendation to give patients access to their electronic medical records as the province updates the mandate of eHealth Ontario.

The Liberal government’s privatization czar, Ed Clark, recommended eHealth’s role be refocused more on service delivery, and said patients should be able to interact with their own personal health information.

“We must bring patients into the system and give them access to their own information, and in doing so we must continue to focus on security and privacy of patient health records,” he said. “There’s no reason why you couldn’t build an app to connect into that (eHealth system of electronic medical records).”

Read more at http://www.bnn.ca/ontario-will-not-sell-ehealth-assets-as-ed-clark-says-agency-worth-5-7b-1.613980

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