ConnectingOntario is enabling province-wide information sharing by building and linking digital health systems, so that authorized clinicians, whether in a doctor’s office, community clinic or hospital can access their patients’ health digital health records anywhere, anytime.

Having rapid access to complete, up-to-date and accurate information puts clinicians in a better position to provide the best possible care.

There are three major regional partners in the ConnectingOntario program: one in the Greater Toronto Area, one in the South West, and one in the Northern and Eastern region.

Access to digital health records available through two clinical viewers

Authorized health care providers can view digital health records from across Ontario via two secure, web-based portals: the ConnectingOntario Clinical Viewer and the cSWO regional clinical viewer, ClinicalConnect™. 

Registered users have real-time access to their patients’ health information including: dispensed medications, lab reports, diagnostic imaging reports (e.g. X-rays), hospital discharge summaries, cardiovascular reports, neurophysiology reports, infection control information, respiratory reports, allergy information and emergency department reports.

Get Connected

If you’d like access to one of the viewers, contact:

Greater Toronto Area or Northern and Eastern Region:

South West Ontario


For Patients

  • Your health care team can make faster, more informed decisions about your care

  • Reduces unnecessary/duplicate tests and procedures

  • Puts information in the hands of the people who need it so you can experience better, coordinated care between different members of your care team including your family doctor, hospital and community care access centre

  • Improves transitions between health care providers

  • Avoids the need to repeat your medical history when you go to different health care providers like a social worker or a surgeon at the hospital

  • Reduces patient wait times

For Clinicians

  • Improves efficiency of clinical decision-making

  • Faster access to valuable patient information

  • More time for patient care by reducing the amount of time spent on administrative tasks

  • Improves the ability to manage, coordinate and plan patient care

  • Provides a more complete picture of patient health information across the continuum of care

  • Improves the ability to monitor patient outcomes

For The Health System

  • Delivers information to the right people at the right time, enhancing the patient / provider experience

  • Reduces costs associated with managing paper records and duplicate tests and allows a more efficient transfer of accurate information

  • Enhances health system planning, decision support and performance management

  • Improves workflows and system efficiencies by reducing wait times and administrative paper-chasing