Revolutionizing Record Access: Alberta Health’s Digital Leap Forward


In the realm of healthcare, where every piece of data can be life-critical, Alberta Health faced a daunting challenge. Entrusted with the health and well-being of millions, the ministry’s reliance on microfilm for record-keeping was becoming an anachronism in the digital age. With a staggering annual output of 3.6 million microfilm images, the system, while reliable for longevity, was increasingly impractical for immediate access needs.

The Challenge

The core challenge was multifaceted; not only did the ministry need to transition to a digital format to ensure quick and efficient access to records, but it also had to do so without disrupting the existing archival integrity and compliance mandates. The reliance on microfilm meant that any request for information was a slow, manual process, involving physical retrieval, scanning, and then delivery of documents. This time-consuming process was at odds with the fast-paced nature of healthcare decision-making.

The Solution

The solution required a visionary approach, one that could bridge the gap between the robustness of traditional record-keeping and the agility of modern digital systems. Consentia, with its deep understanding of the ministry’s needs, spearheaded the creation of a Self-Service Document Image Retrieval system. This innovative platform was designed to allow up to 200 users to securely access files instantly. The transition strategy was meticulously planned, starting with the digital capture of images concurrently with microfilming, laying the groundwork for a seamless shift to a digital-first approach.

The Outcome

The implementation of the Self-Service Document Image Retrieval system marked a pivotal moment in the ministry’s operational capabilities. Instant access to files meant that staff could retrieve necessary information without the delays inherent in the old system, significantly enhancing productivity and response times. The digital repository, now enriched with 23 million images, not only provided an immediate return on investment but also increased the accessibility and searchability of records. Moreover, the solution introduced a higher level of security and confidentiality in document handling, eliminating the risks associated with physical document transfers. This transformation epitomizes the potential of digital solutions to revolutionize traditional systems, making them more aligned with the demands of contemporary healthcare management.

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