Minister Questioned Over eHealth Spending
Questions are popping up again about eHealth.
The Health Minister is getting grilled Monday at Queen's Park sitting in front of the province's Estimates Committee to talk about ministry finances and programs
And while that covers everything from fluoride in water to hospital beds in use, one of the sticky subjects over the past few years has been focused on.
Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls calls eHealth both a "disaster" and a "complete and utter joke", underlining it's taking much longer to implement than anticipated even though the province has spent around $2.5 billion.
And while the full program was expected to be in place next year, Health Minister Deb Matthews says she would rather have it completed late but be properly implemented.
She points to emergency neuro-imaging and filmless hospitals as ways eHealth is currently helping the system.
Nicholls also claims that two consultants involved in the eHealth spending scandal now work for another company that is close to being awarded two contracts worth $70 million.
In 2009, Health Minister David Caplan was forced to resign over the eHealth spending scandal.