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

This site is scheduled for decommission in 2016.




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.