The former HITS-NS organization is now a part of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

This site is scheduled for decommission in 2016.

Value of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

There a lot of hype these days about cloud-based computing or the cloud. Another way to describe this means of managing data is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). >> More

Our Mandate

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HITS-NS is mandated by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness to provide support to entrusted provincial information systems that facilitate the sustainable and efficient delivery of health care in Nova Scotia.

Requests for Proposals

All HITS-NS Requests for Proposals are posted on the provincial goverment tenders website.

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What is an EHR?

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a secure, digital record of a patient's medical history. This information can be seen by authorized health care providers across the province to help them deliver better health care. >>MoreHands Typing on Keyboard

What is an EMR?

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Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) contain digitized patient information recorded in clinics or doctor’s offices, along with information sent to the EMR such as lab and imaging reports and hospital and consultation notes. In addition, EMRs provide services such as reminder alerts to aid in patient care, especially for those with chronic conditions. EMRs are one of the key building blocks of the electronic health record (EHR) and will be the tool clinicians use on a daily basis to care for their patients.

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