The Healthcare system in Canada can do with some improvements, as was revealed by the Common Wealth Fund Survey of Family Doctors and Pediatricians. Infact, Canada was rated the least, in the use of information Technology in the management of healthcare services.
It was observed that despite other areas being computerized, healthcare records were still stored as paper records. Further, Canada was way behind in having computer systems that could notify patients about follow ups and prevention measures, which are important aspects in healthcare.
Apart from that, the survey also found that only 55% of the Doctors were confident of handling patients with chronic problems. Only 14% were found to be in a position to advice patients about preventative care. Primary health-care reform is important for the health-care system and the first step to do that would be to implement the latest available technique to record patient information.