Continuum has always been at the forefront of technology driven health care in Canada. As a previous Canadian Technology Award winner, Continuum has always applied leading edge technology to deliver increasingly unique models of health care delivery to our patients.
Continuum Medical Care utilizes the TELUS Health / WOLF – Electronic Medical Record System (EMR). TELUS Health is now the largest EMR provider for physicians in Canada and Continuum is a Canadian demonstration site for the implementation of the TELUS Health / WOLF EMR and, in particular, the Continuum Health eGateway patient portal.
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a computer-based patient medical record used by physicians, nurses and administrative staff. Electronic medical records (EMRs) provide comprehensive, computerized records for every patient, replacing traditional paper charts. EMRs can include a patient’s history, medications, demographic data, test results, reports, notes and more. The EMR software also allows you to readily document all patient encounters. Governments and physicians around the world are increasingly adopting EMR as a standard of medical care and are recognizing the benefits in patient care, efficiency and convenience with the implementation of electronic medical records. Canada lags behind many of the other developed countries in the work in EMR adoption but Continuum is a leader in this field in Canada.
To see some of the features and benefits of Continuum’s EMR system Click here
Patient Portals - The Continuum Health eGateway
Patient Portals are healthcare-related online applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers, such as physicians and hospitals. Typically, portal services are available on the Internet at all hours of the day and night. The Continuum Health eGateway exists as a module added onto the existing electronic medical record (EMR) system (see above). The Health eGateway allows enrolled Continuum patients to interact with their medical information via the Internet.
To learn more about Continuum’s deployment of the Health eGateway Click here