Nova Scotia

N.S. to test online health records system over 2 years

The Nova Scotia government has announced plans for a two-year pilot project that will enable 3,000 people to manage their health records online.

The Nova Scotia government has announced plans for a two-year pilot project that will enable 3,000 people to manage their health records online.

The project will start early next year for some patients in the Capital District Health Authority.

The online service will provide them with access to medical information, test results and schedules for booking checkups.

The system is called RelayHealth, a secure, online personal health-record service developed by McKesson Canada.

Company spokesman Dale Weil said the system has been in use for 13 years internationally with more than 20 million patients already online.

Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson said the system will help patients become more engaged in their care.

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