In a previous post we commented on reports of an external review to be launched by Alberta's provincial government, with intent to explore how information system assets could be coordinated to public advantage.
Another review has hit the press. A contract awarded to Ernst & Young supports a general review of Alberta Health Services, the province's public corporation responsible for integrated care across the continuum of care.
It is important to appreciate that Connect Care is not in scope for the general AHS review. Also important to re-iterate that support for Connect Care is not in scope for the health information systems review. Rather, the focus is on optimization and opportunity. Alberta has leading-edge Electronic Health Record (EHR), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Clinical Information System (CIS) initiatives.