Canadian Medical Association launches online health consultationsBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39545.351690.DB (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:794
- Barbara Kermode-Scott
The Canadian Medical Association has launched a health portal with a direct and secure link for patients to share the data they input with their doctor in online consultations.
The portal uses secure messaging, an application that offers a private channel of communication between doctors and patients, as a safer alternative to email. Patients and doctors can communicate online about matters such as monitoring chronic disease, follow-ups after appointments, and prescription renewals.
The www.mydoctor.ca health portal is Canada’s first doctor …