The NLMA, the Department of Health and Community Services and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) are working together to deliver an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Program for physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador. The EMR Program is known as eDOCSNL.

The program is accepting expressions of interest from fee-for-service physicians interested in incorporating the new EMR program in their practice. eDOCSNL will work with your clinic to complete a readiness assessment, identify priorities and assist with the transition. 

The first step in joining the program is filling out an Expression of Interest form available at https://edocsnl.ca/join-edocsnl/ 


  • In 2015, the NLMA signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) on the governance and cost-sharing of the eDOCSNL Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Program.
  • An EMR Management Committee was been struck with three members from NLMA (50% of the Committee). 
  • Med Access EMR by TELUS Health Provider Solutions was selected as the preferred product for the program.
  • There is no fee for physicians to enroll in the eDOCSNL Program. On July 4, 2023, the Department of Health and Community Services eliminated the physician subscription fee.
  • The Data Governance Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of the Management Committee with a mandate to advise the Management Committee on the collection, use and disclosure of EMR data by third parties for secondary uses. Physicians make up 50% of this Committee. 
  • The EMR Clinical Advisory Committee advises the Management Committee on matters related to the continuous improvement of the use of Med Access.
  • EMR adoption and participation in the eDOCSNL Program is voluntary.
  • Physicians will be responsible for providing their own hardware (e.g. computers or tablets, printers, scanners, etc.), as well as their Internet connection.
  • eDOCSNL began the installation of Med Access in physicians’ offices in early 2017.
  • If you have questions your are invited to contact Lucy McDonald, NLMA Senior Advisor, Digital Health, at [email protected].
  • To learn more about the eDOCSNL EMR program please visit https://edocsnl.ca/ 

Memorandum of Understanding

EMR vs EHR and other Provincial eHealth Systems