Architecture defines how Ontario’s electronic health record is built, what standards need to be employed to allow secure information exchange, and who throughout the health care sector, is responsible for which aspects of the system. It provides the structure developers need to innovate locally while aligning their projects with provincial guidelines. And it allows our delivery partners and solution vendors to define their product development roadmaps.

At eHealth Ontario, we continue to lead the way in designing a secure, interoperable and scalable electronic health record system. We do this through applying a range of industry best-practices to ensure a strong electronic health record. This is how we avoid duplication, promote data accessibility, and ensure privacy and security of personal health information. It is the key to building a patient-centric electronic health record.


Our experts can help you succeed. We work in partnership with you to create and implement interoperable ehealth solutions.

EHR Integration Services

Planning advice for aligning your ehealth solutions with the provincial vision for ehealth in the province. Blueprint consultation will help you plan, design and integrate interoperable ehealth solutions.

Standards Support

Guidance and support for adopting and / or implementing EHR standards and object identifiers.


Training and education resources related to ehealth architecture and standards, including customized sessions to meet the needs of your project.

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Our architecture and standards governance committee, comprised of eleven stakeholder groups, was created to help prioritize, establish, guide and approve Ontario EHR Interoperability standards for ehealth solutions and services. Committee members represent the following organizations:

Cancer Care Ontario, connectingGTA, connectingSouthWestOntario, connectingNorthernandEasternOntario, Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, Ontario Hospital Association, OntarioMD, Ontario Telemedicine Network, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Canada Health Infoway, and eHealth Ontario.

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We all have a role to play in building Ontario’s EHR. Only a collaborative effort will result in a scalable system that can securely share the right information, with the right people, at the right time to support the myriad decisions required to improve health care for Ontario’s 13 million citizens.

Blueprint Bulletin

Published four times a year, the Blueprint Bulletin provides readers with regular insight into the elements, services and new developments associated with the Ontario eHealth blueprint.