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NLCHI launches HEALTHe NL Viewer



The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information is moving ahead with implementation of the provincial electronic health record, HEALTHe Newfoundland and Labrador (HEALTHe NL).

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (Centre) is moving ahead with implementation of the provincial electronic health record, HEALTHe Newfoundland and Labrador (HEALTHe NL). The Centre is now transitioning from pilot to full deployment of the HEALTHe NL Viewer, the next milestone in EHR development. Through this Viewer, a portal providing access to information in the EHR, authorized health care professionals in regional health facilities and community practices now have the ability to view provincial medication profiles available in the Pharmacy Network.

The HEALTHe NL Viewer provides clinicians with access to more complete information for decision-making and care delivery. This province-wide access to additional health information creates a more comprehensive patient profile for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The Centre is inviting health care professionals, including physicians, to begin using the provincial HEALTHe NL Viewer. Physicians interested in accessing the HEALTHe NL Viewer will need:

  • A computer with a web-based browser and high-speed internet access.

  • Access to Regional Health Authority patient information systems, such as Meditech or PACS.

  • General knowledge of the types of computers used in your practice.

  • To provide the total number of clinicians in your practice who need access to the system.

Implementation of the HEALTHe NL Viewer is part of the larger iEHR Labs project, which consists of three components: the HEALTHe NL Viewer, a Shared Health Record (SHR) and a Jurisdictional Lab Information System (JLIS). Implementation of the Viewer is phase one of this project. The second phase, expected to be completed in 2014-2015, will bring access to lab results and select clinical information through the JLIS and SHR. Over time, HEALTHe NL will include additional information from other EHR systems, such as diagnostic images.

Providing health care professionals with improved access to more comprehensive patient information when and where it is needed at the point of care supports more informed, better quality and safer patient care.

To obtain access to the Viewer, please download and complete the HEALTHe NL Viewer User Agreement Form (PDF) and return it to Ken Collins via fax (709) 752-6011 or scanned and emailed to For more information on the purpose of the viewer and how to gain access, download the user FAQs (PDF) or watch the introductory HEALTHe NL Viewer introductory video. Education materials and HEALTHe NL Online Training Modules are also available on the Centre's website .



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