It’s been over two years since a Canadian company named Car Care announced it had created a digital platform to let hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers record and access medical records.
Now the company has revealed that the platform will be rolling out across the country within the next two years.
“We know how important it is for hospitals to have access to all the information they need, whether it’s a patient’s diagnosis, or a patient with a diagnosis, we want to ensure that we provide those kinds of services to our patients,” CEO Brian O’Leary told a media event at the University of Guelph in Ontario on Wednesday.
“What we’ve found is that people are really passionate about healthcare, they want to be able to access it when they need it.
So we think it’s important to be providing access to that information to hospitals in Canada.”
Car Care CEO Brian E. O’Leigh said he was inspired to create the service after a recent trip to Canada where he saw patients at his hospital and felt that “there was a lack of information on what they needed to know about their care”.
“So I thought, well why not let people in on the big picture of healthcare, where all of the data is shared in a way that they can be able get to it and make decisions about what’s going on?” he said.
“This is going to be an opportunity for hospitals, healthcare providers, and people in general to have more data and to have better decisions about how they can serve their patients.”
The platform will allow users to search by hospital, health status, care type, location and type of care.
It will also allow them to compare care to one another, the platform’s CEO said.
The platform is currently being rolled out to other Canadian healthcare facilities including hospitals in London, Toronto and Montreal.
O-Leigh hopes that the rollout will be completed by the end of this year.
“When we see the feedback we’ve had from the patients and the providers, we’ll be able expand the service to other countries as well,” he said, referring to the launch in the US.
“We hope to be in place for the end, or the beginning of the end in the next few months.”
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