"Providing all provincial health care workers with a single secure access portal to provincial health information systems represents a significant modernization of our health system", stated Michael Murphy. "This is a significant milestone in our One Patient One Record project, and further ensures the consistent delivery of care, regardless of the patient's location."
The access portal is supported by AnyWare Group's ROAM platform. In addition to improving working conditions for health care professionals, it will better protect patient privacy by providing to New Brunswick's health care professionals secure remote access to all of the province's health information systems.
Health officials said that this innovative project will have an impact on the overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the system. "Sharing a single common secure infrastructure across the province's entire health care system provides cost savings for the province, and a consistent experience for health care workers", stated Gordon Gilman, CEO of FacilicorpNB. "This project is a result of excellent teamwork and collaboration between the regional health authorities, the Department of Health and FacilicorpNB."
The portal will increase the efficiency of the health care system by allowing clinicians to devote more time to patients, and improve patient safety. Health officials also mentioned the portal's impact on innovation and cost-effectiveness, thereby lowering health care expenditures and reducing wait times.
"AnyWare Group is pleased to be supporting New Brunswick's interoperable electronic health record (iEHR) initiative", stated Robert Lalonde, AnyWare Group Inc. CEO. "Providing a single secure remote access point for all health care workers across the province makes New Brunswick a North American expert in e-health."
The launch of the ROAM platform follows the introduction of government legislation designed to protect personal health information and privacy.
AnyWare Group is a remote access solution provider for hospitals and health care organisations. AnyWare Group's award-winning ROAM Platform enables clientless remote access to all applications from any device - PCs and Macs - without requiring the management of users' computers. Through the ROAM portal, organisations present all relevant applications to authorized users, when and where required.