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Federal government commits $70 million to Atlantic health information service

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The federal government will spend up to $70 million to create a new electronic health prescription service across Atlantic Canada.

The money will be invested by Canada Health Infoway, an independent, not-for-profit organization that promotes digital health solutions across Canada.

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The plan is to modernize the management of health information and enable patients to access their own health information.

Today’s announcement came at the conclusion of a meeting in P.E.I. that included the four Atlantic premiers and federal ministers responsible for the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

Last year, Ottawa announced it would spend $300 million over five years through the organization.

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The premiers also announced 500 new spots for workers and their families to apply under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot this year.

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