Governance Structure

The Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS), Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Center for Health Information (succeeded by Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NLHS)) are the founding and governing organizations of the provincial EMR (Electronic Medical Record) program. This joint governance ensures the provincial EMR program benefits patients, physicians, other health care providers, and the provincial health system by:

  • Supporting the provision of the best possible patient care by optimizing clinical value of the EMR
  • Maximizing the implementation and adoption of the EMR
  • Growing the eDOCSNL program through innovative solutions and strategic integrations with appropriate existing and future health information systems
  • Providing health information for patient care, practice management, health system planning, evaluation, quality improvements, and research

The successful delivery of the eDOCSNL Program will allow physicians and other health care providers to provide better, safer health care to their patients, and will enable the collection and analysis of quality information, which will help to enhance health system performance and outcomes.