Electronic medical records a big sell for incoming N.S. doctors – CBC

Retiring doctors may need to switch from paper records to attract a replacement

Sep 27, 2022

Nova Scotia doctors looking ahead to retirement may need to say goodbye to paper records and adopt an electronic medical records system to attract a replacement.

Physician recruiters in the province say paper records are a deterrent for new grads and incoming doctors who want to use up-to-date records systems.

But 10 per cent of primary care physicians in the province have yet to switch to digitized medical records.

Mindy LeBlanc, a physician recruitment consultant for Nova Scotia Health, said many incoming doctors want to work at offices with electronic record systems already in place — especially if they’re stepping into a solo practice with a large patient list.

“Most newer physicians are looking for the electronic medical records, which makes work a little bit easier for them, so it’s all digitized and it’s easy to access,” LeBlanc said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/electronic-medical-records-nova-scotia-1.5056716

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