The United States isn't alone in suffering from a lack of interoperability between electronic health records. Our neighbors to the north are experiencing similar difficulties with their EHR systems.
A new report from a Toronto-based policy research group, the C.D. Howe Institute, reveals that only 12 percent of physicians are notified electronically of patients interactions with hospitals or send and receive electronic referrals for specialist appointments, and fewer than three in 10 primary care physicians have electronic access to clinical data about a patient who has been seen by a different health organization.
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