Partnering with family physicians through electronic notification

Island Health has started automatically notifying family doctors when their patients are admitted to or discharged from hospital, improving quality and continuity of care for patients.
“Innovative approaches to better patient care are the cornerstone of continuously improving our health-care system,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “Technologies such as this electronic notification system create stronger links between private practice and the hospital system, but more importantly strengthen the health-care system to better serve patients and their families.”