Health minister 'confident' new software provider for MyHealthNS can be found

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Nova Scotia's health minister says he's confident a new software provider can be found for the province's online health records service.

Randy DeLorey announced Wednesday that McKesson Canada was not renewing its contract for MyHealthNS, which allows patients to access their health records and securely communicate with doctors.

He did not say why but said Thursday that McKesson wanted to review the terms of the original contract and the two sides could not come to an agreement.

DeLorey says 4.5-million dollars has been paid to McKesson to date, and in addition there was over four-million dollars in licencing fees for the software being brought into service.