Digital Information Revolution Changes in Canada: E-Government Design, the Battle Against Illicit Drugs, and Health Care Reform
by Scarlett Kelly
We are in the middle of a digital information revolution. Information storage is moving from sheaves of paper in dusty cabinets to code and electrons in a vast digital world. In Canada, the movement to digitize health records is gaining momentum in spite of fears and resistance. Digital Information Revolution Changes in Canada: E-Government Design, the Battle against Illicit Drugs, and Health Care Reform lays out the benefits of digitizing health records, including the possibilities of new approaches to deal with the public health scourge of drug abuse. The book discusses the challenges that need to be overcome for widespread adoption of digitization, such as concerns from physicians and the general public. The particular intricacies of the Canadian federal system make the challenge all the more difficult. This calls for a strong federal government response.
All of us at one time or another will deal with the health care system. As this book shows, this system is to be shaped by technology in the future. Readers will gain unique insights from this book into what is normally kept behind closed conference room doors, and they will be better equipped to make informed decisions about their health care and personal information in the future.