The New Brunswick Heart Centre (NBHC) is the provincial referral centre for tertiary cardiac care in the province. NBHC relies on referring sites, which have been notoriously slow in updating the Centre on test results in the past. In some circumstances the Centre cannot make a decision pertaining to the patient’s eligibility for transfer until those results are available (especially INR, Hemoglobin and Creatinine results). Recently, the Centre has been able to perform those pre-test checks themselves, by accessing and obtaining results in the Provincial Electronic Health Record. Such direct access to this information has improved patient flow.

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