In the spring 2006, Alberta Netcare piloted an enhanced EHR product called Alberta Netcare Portal 2006. It is based on the technology currently being used by Capital Health. This new portal will provide the same patient information you've come to rely on and will set the stage for adding even more data such as diagnostic images in 2007. For health providers in Capital Health, it will mean enhanced functionality, province-wide information and using just one product, instead of the two you use today (Alberta EHR and Capital Health's netCARE).
A limited production roll-out commenced in March 2006 and wrapped up in May 2006, full deployment is ongoing. Like the current Alberta Electronic Health Record -- Portal 2004, the new Alberta Netcare Portal 2006 is a web-based application that can be logged into remotely through secure access.
When Alberta Netcare Portal 2006 is fully deployed, it will give authorized users across the province a single login to province-wide patient information.