Specialists’ EMR Requirements Project Report

January 28, 2014

Background to this report

About 6,700 specialists practice in Alberta, with more than 60 specialties and sub-specialties.

Studies show that specialists have different EMR requirements than general practitioners since they focus on specific medical disciplines.

The Physician Office System Program’s (POSP’s) Specialists’ EMR Requirements Project aims to identify the distinct electronic medical record (EMR) needs of specialists in Alberta.

During the project, we spoke directly with specialists to:

  • Identify Alberta-specific specialty practice characteristics that need EMR support. 
  • Document specialists' EMR capabilities that have not been satisfied through Vendor Conformance and Usability Requirements (VCUR 2008).
  • Record and prioritize a comprehensive set of specialists’ EMR requirements.

Read the Specialists' EMR Requirements Project Final Report >> 

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.