Access patient information with CareConnect

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 63, No. 7, September 2021, Page 279 News

A province-wide electronic health record (EHR) is enabling health care providers to access key patient information in one place. Offered and supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), CareConnect (Provincial eHealth Viewer) is a secure, view-only EHR that shows information like visits, labs, imaging reports, immunizations, and medications. It can also identify other clinicians involved in a patient’s care, as well as provide information to facilitate patient triage and develop care plans.

Top five things to know about CareConnect:

  • There is no cost to physicians or clinics.
  • CareConnect saves physicians and MOAs time; no need to track down reports or order duplicate tests and procedures.
  • CareConnect is available with a regular Internet connection or through the Private Physician Network.
  • Rapid access feature may be available from an EMR, allowing providers to view a patient’s information in CareConnect within 20 seconds.
  • Physicians can get started by completing the CareConnect Worksite Intake Form; the enrolment process is supported by PHSA.

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