Element 12A: Provincial Electronic Medical Records Strategy Consultation Agreement

What/how

In 2010, before the end of the previous agreement, the parties agreed to an EMR acceleration plan for which AH committed funding through March 31, 2014. As such, physician support for the implementation of EMRs, currently provided through the Physician Office System Program (POSP), will end on March 31, 2014.

The Provincial Electronic Medical Records Strategy Consultation Agreement commits the parties to develop a provincial EMR strategy that will define the future approach to EMR use in Alberta.

While not a signatory to this Consultation Agreement, AHS will play a role in the strategy development, participating in a working group for the EMR strategy that will develop a report by February 15, 2014. The report will be presented to the provincial Health Information Executive Committee, for recommendation to the Minister of Health prior to March 31, 2014.

You might ask

Q12A.1 What is happening to my EMR funding after March 31, 2014?

  • Physician EMR funding through the POSP will end after March 31, 2014. The EMR strategy development will identify any future support structures.

AMA Agreement document reference

  • Provincial Electronic Medical Records Strategy.

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