When a patient’s lab test results are received digitally in a doctor’s office within hours rather than days, a brain CT scan is viewed electronically hundreds of miles away by an attending neurosurgeon, or an elderly person’s full medication history is at the fingertips of an emergency room physician, that is eHealth Ontario working for you.
We now are processing an average of 30 million requests for patient information every month.
More and more health care providers are taking advantage of the ability to access their patients' records on-line. It's especially useful for elderly patients and those with chronic conditions who may have multiple procedures at different locations.
106,670 health care professionals are eligible to log-on to view their patients’ records. More than half those users access provincial data actively.
It relieves the burden on patients they treat because they don’t to have to remember their history, like labs, publicly funded prescribed meds and diagnostic images. And health care providers can make more informed decisions about their care.
7 billion+ records are stored in our repositories
Health care providers have a wide range of information available to care for their patients, from records that are created anywhere in the province.
4.9 billion lab test orders and results
1.6 billion publicly funded dispensed meds records
701 million hospital, home and community clinical records
115.7 million diagnostic images and reports
98% of hospitals in Ontario are connected to our services
100% of home and community care organizations (LHINS) are connected to our services
85% family physicians use a certified EMR software in their practice.*
* OntarioMD works with Ontario's physicians to advise them on how to optimize their EMR use.
Updated: December 31st, 2019