Health service providers in Nova Scotia transitioning to a new electronic medical record (EMR) system will soon receive clinical peer support through an expansion of the interdisciplinary Nova Scotia EMR Peer Support Network. This initiative is offered by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).
Infoway has developed this clinical engagement strategy to link different health service providers such as physicians, pharmacists and nurses. The pan-Canadian Clinical Peer Leader Support Network Program facilitates sharing of experiences by peer leaders to help other health service providers attain clinical value through practice and process changes.
This initiative is part of the $500 million in funding provided by the Government of Canada in its 2010 Budget. The Nova Scotia Clinician Peer Support Network builds on past work funded by Infoway, and is one of several Clinician Peer Support networks across Canada.
For more information go to www.infoway-inforoute.ca.