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Ottawa to spend $70 million on Atlantic health information service

July 10, 2018 6:47 PM
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SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I.—The federal government will spend up to $70 million to create a new electronic health prescription service across Atlantic Canada.

The money will be invested by Canada Health Infoway, an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes digital health solutions across Canada.

The plan is to modernize the management of health information and enable patients to access their own health information.

Today’s announcement came at the conclusion of a meeting in P.E.I. that included the four Atlantic premiers and federal ministers responsible for the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

Source: thestar.com

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