Technology is changing the face of medicine and bringing new hope to patients. It's also improving the efficiency of Nova Scotia's health-care system.
We believe that technology and infrastructure are critical and have spent $90-million from the Federal Medical Equipment Fund directly on equipment. We have introduced new PET scanners, doubled our MRI capacity, and installed 64-slice CT scanners in most facilities.
We're also working toward better care by introducing a provincial Electronic Health Records System, expanding our Picture Archive and Communications System (PACS), installing 12-lead ECG defibrillators in all ambulances, and using Telehealth in new ways.