Information Included the EHR

Alberta Netcareis a secure record of key health information that is needed to provide patient care. It is not a patient's full medical record, but includes the following types of information.

Medication information

This includes medications that have been prescribed to you, and medications that you have filled in a community pharmacy.

Laboratory test results

Any laboratory test that is part of the publicly funded health system will be included. This does not include tests administered or funded privately. For example, if a test was required for the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) that would not be available.

Diagnostic images and reports

This includes X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds and CT Scans, as well as a report from the radiologist who examined the images.

Hospital visits

If you have been admitted into a hospital, information about your admittance, consultations and a discharge summary will be included in the EHR.

Surgeries

If you have had a surgery, the EHR will include a report about that procedure.

Drug alerts

This function alerts health professionals to potential conflicts and interactions between your current or recent medications and a medication that they would like to give you.

Allergies and intolerances

If health professionals have documented your allergies or intolerances, they will be included in the EHR.

Personal demographic information

Information such as your name, date of birth, gender, address, and Personal Health Number are required for patient identification. This ensures that health professionals are accessing the right record for you.

Immunizations

Immunization information is currently available for the Edmonton area only. The EHR is working on addingimmunization information from public health centres and physician offices in other parts of the province.