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WCH’s ambulatory electronic patient record, or aEPR goes live!

Beginning January. 26, 2015 Women’s College Hospital will be capturing a good portion of our patient's health information electronically, in one place known as WCH’s ambulatory electronic patient record, or aEPR.

aEPR

Members of our healthcare teams across the hospital will have faster access to all our patient's medical information at WCH, when they need it most. While patients may experience slightly longer wait times for your appointments as we introduce this new system, it will result in safer, higher quality care. We thank you for your patience.

If you have questions or concerns about your privacy or how your information is used, please contact the WCH Privacy Office at 416-323-7702.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the aEPR?
aEPR refers to an ambulatory electronic patient record. It is a computer based patient health record that is shared across healthcare teams at WCH.

Why are we implementing this new system?
It will improve the quality of care we provide to our patients by giving your healthcare providers access to timely and complete information.

What are the benefits of this new system?
Benefits of WCH’s aEPR include:

  • Faster and secure access for your healthcare team to your complete medical information stored at WCH. This includes: your medical and drug history and diagnostic information such as most lab results and findings.
  • Electronic alerts for potential adverse drug reactions.
  • Reduced wait times for lab test results and diagnostics.
  • A printed summary of care at the end of your visit.


Is the system secure? How will my privacy be maintained?
Women’s College Hospital adheres to the highest levels of patient privacy regulations. We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all personal health information, whether written, verbal, electronic, photographic or stored on any other medium. WCH’s aEPR is very secure. To ensure patient confidentiality, the electronic record is password protected and each user requires a login. It also has multiple layers of security, meaning that only authorized users can access all parts of your record.


Download our aEPR patient postcard

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Contact Information

Privacy Department
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-7702

Email: privacy@wchospital.ca

Visit our privacy page for more information about our privacy office and policies.

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