Nova Scotia in search of new software provider for online health records

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The Nova Scotia government says it's looking for a new software provider for the secure online service that allows people to access their health records and communicate with their doctor.

Health Minister Randy DeLorey says the current provider -- McKesson Canada -- is not renewing its contract with the province.

Delorey says the province is actively working towards a new software solution that will minimize the impact to patients and providers.

About 300 physicians and 30,000 patients who are currently registered with MyHealthNS will continue to have access to all features for now but no new doctors or patients will be accepted until the new service provider is in place.