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Monday, November 21, 2005

Doctors wary of going online

Doctors wary of going online: "Dr. Joe Boorany runs a typical doctor's office. Patient files are collected in folders and stored in cabinets. Referrals and lab results are relayed mostly by fax machine, while lab images and hospital reports are most often received through mail and courier.
Like an estimated 98 per cent of doctors' offices in Ontario, paper remains king and electronic health records rarely emerge as a topic of conversation. 'To my knowledge they're not widely used,' says Boorany, who has been a general physician for 25 years and is associated with Humber River Regional Hospital. 'I haven't heard anybody talk about it.'"


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