Why Create an EHR?

It is important for health professionals to have the best information available when they are making health care decisions. The Alberta Netcare EHR is an important tool because it provides instant access to key health information, collected from locations across the province. Up-to-date and accurate patient information helps health professionals to provide higher quality patient care.

A Unified Health System

Providing good health care requires a unified effort supported by many different individuals and facilities, each playing a role in keeping Albertans healthy.

As patients interact with different health care providers at facilities throughout the health system, the EHR collects records of those interactions. This key health information is then made available to others who will be providing those patients with health services. The result is a shared understanding of patients’ health.

The EHR provides a consolidated view of essential health information where and when health professionals need it. 

Find out more about the data currently available in the EHR.


Further Reading 


Knowing is Better: for Clinicians

Canada Health Infoway has conducted a number of benefits evaluations which examine the value of electronic health records, and their components.

Find out more about Infoway's benefits evaluations.

Infoway has also developed some information resources for clinicians, to help them understand why the provinces have all embarked on their EHR journeys.

Watch Infoway's "Knowing is Better: for Clinicians" video