The AMA's position on EMRs

Our EMR vision: Part of Patients First®

Just as advocacy for a quality system is an essential role for our physician members, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) has a responsibility to advocate for what physicians collectively need to put Patients First®.

The health care system gets better when all parties show leadership and make progress together.

  • EMRs advance Patients First® and Value for Patients®.
  • When used to full potential, EMRs can offer significant benefits at the point of care.
  • The value of an EMR to an individual physician depends on how well it generates clinical value and supports business processes.
  • The AMA believes that information-sharing capabilities must acknowledge that the compassion, trust and respect between the patient and the physician are cornerstones of the health care system.
  • The most important role physicians play is helping patients to be as healthy as possible. Fully functioning EMRs can increase efficiency and effectiveness in delivering care.

For further information on AMA’s position on EMRs contact:

Caroline Garland
Alberta Medical Association
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Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.