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Unhealthy Connections: Government Electronic Health Record Systems
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The following is an interesting article on government initiatives for Electronic Medical Records.

Full article: Unhealthy Connections - Gordon Atherley Oct 2005

Unhealthy Connections: Government Electronic Health Record Systems

by Gordon Atherley

Medical Post "BCMA: EMR commitment worries B.C. MDs"
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Here is the link to the full text of one of two Medical Post articles referenced in a recent BCMA News Flash.

Medical Post - BCMA: EMR commitment worries B.C. MDs

Just the start:

"BCMA: EMR commitment worries B.C. MDs
July 04, 2006 | Matt Borsellino
Article from the BCMA's annual meeting
Patient confidentiality and vendor competition cited as ‘huge concerns’

"The More Things Change..." - Dr. John O'Brien-Bell
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Dr. John O'Brien-Bell, GP and BCMA President 1986-87.

"The bottom line was the determination ... to harness the power of the grassroots."

Video highlight from June 3, 2006 Forum for Physicians, Vancouver.

"The More Things Change ... "
Dr. John O'Brien-Bell, GP and BCMA President 1986-87

"Deja Vu" - Dr Norman Rigby
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Dr. Norman Rigby, Retired GP and Former Executive Director BCMA.

"The best thing we had going for us was the District 6 Newsletter."

"It excited the attention of the membership."

"What really changed things was when ... the administrator became the President of the hospital, ... and governments started to deal with the President not the Board."

Video highlight from June 3, 2006 Forum for Physicians, Vancouver.

"Deja Vu"
Dr. Norman Rigby, Retired GP and Former Executive Director BCMA.

Privacy of Patient Records - Vancouver Sun Editorial
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The editorial in yesterday's Vancouver Sun shows that others are also concerned:

Questions about online medical records
The Vancouver Sun
Wed 10 May 2006
Page: A15
Section: Editorial
Byline: Gordon Greenhow
Column: Soundoff
Source: Special to the Sun

Bill C-74 MITA - formerly lawful access
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For anyone that is interested the federal government recently unveiled Bill C-74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, better known as lawful access. The following link provides a good overview of the implications of these legislative changes to us all:

MichaelGeist.ca The Lawful Access Spin

And also this link from the University of Ottawa:

http://www.cippic.ca/en/projects-cases/lawful-access/

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