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Patient Safety

  • Evaluation of the implementation of an electronic occurrence reporting system at Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador (Phase One)

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    29 September 2010

    Evaluation of a pilot implementation of an electronic occurrence reporting system in Newfoundland and Labrador. Available in English only as published as a doctoral thesis through Memorial University.

  • Benefits Measurement Report for Cancer Care Ontario Computerized Physician Order Entry - 2005 Southlake site

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    29 March 2016

    In 2006, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) began to implement a systemic therapy (chemotherapy) computerized physician order entry (CPOE) for five cancer service institutions across Ontario. Southlake Regional Health Centre was the first of the five sites to...

  • Benefits of EMRs

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    Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) provide health care teams with a more complete picture of their patients' health and can improve communication among members of the care team, as well as between them and their patients. According to a pan-Canadian...

  • Trillium Health Centre: Benefits Evaluation of the Implementation of Patient Order Sets in Long-Term Care

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    03 May 2016

    This benefits evaluation report discusses the implementation of patient order sets at long-term care sites in the Mississauga Halton LHIN between November 2012 and March 2014. The report evaluates the impact of order sets on improved care delivery,...

  • Decision Support and Workflow

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    Health care providers are increasingly using electronic decision support tools at the point of care to make evidence-informed decisions. This video describes how the electronic medication reconciliation process helps to reduce errors and support team...

  • LEADERSHIP SESSION > Opioid Misuse, Patient Safety and the Power of e-Prescribing

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    22 November 2016

    Dr. Beth Sproule, Clinician-Scientist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health & Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto Joshua Vinciguerra, Director, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, New York State Department of Health Dr. Michael Hamilton,...

  • When Treatments Harm: Developing Adverse Drug Event Reporting to Improve Patient Safety

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    23 November 2016

    Dr. Corinne Hohl, , Emergency Room Physician, Vancouver General Hospital Adverse drug events, untreated, and harmful events associated with medications are a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, and are often preventable....

  • Thoughts on e-Prescribing and Safety

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    Posted on November 8, 2016 by Dr. Michael Hamilton It’s important not to think of e-prescribing as an isolated end in itself. We really need a whole system and process built around getting medicines to patients — from drug regulation and oversight, to...

  • Information Management and Education

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    Electronic synoptic reporting is advancing patient safety and quality of care. This video demonstrates how standardized health information leads to improved patient outcomes and improves the delivery of cancer care at the local, provincial/territorial...

  • EMR is the Solution, Not the Problem — Canadian Healthcare Network.ca

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    29 August 2017

    In this editorial, Dr. Adam Stewart examines the advantages of using electronic medical records (EMRs) and addresses the root cause of some common criticism.

  • e-Prescribing: Safety. Quality. Both.

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    Posted on October 24, 2017 by Dr. Michael Hamilton I’m looking forward to e-prescribing for the convenience and efficiency, but also for the potential enhancements in quality and safety.

  • Saskatchewan’s electronic health record is helping clinicians improve patient care

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    Thousands of authorized health care providers in Saskatchewan have secure online access to their patients’ medical information. Learn why one Saskatchewan physician wouldn't dream of going back to paper.

  • eMedRec

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    Medication reconciliation is the formal process by which a health care team works with patients, their families and other health care providers to understand which medications the patient is taking. When a patient moves from the care of one health team...

  • Medication Non-adherence: Exploring the Tension Between Patient Safety and Patient Autonomy

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    Posted on July 12, 2018 by Bobby Gheorghiu and Seema Nayani It may be a surprising stat to some, but roughly 30 per cent of prescriptions generated in Canada by prescribers for their patients go unfilled.1 Reasons range from prescriptions...

  • e-Prescribing Improves Patient Safety Over Emailed and Auto-faxed Prescriptions

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    Posted on September 18, 2018 by Poonam Khanna Follow @PoonamKhanna Email, auto-fax and e-prescribing — one of these methods of prescribing is not like the other. While on the surface, emailed and auto-faxed prescriptions may look the same as...

  • We Can Take Steps to Make Opioid Prescribing Safer

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    Posted on October 16, 2018 by Tanya Achilles Follow @achilles_tanya I was honoured in February to be asked to lead the work on the PrescribeIT™ Opioid Digital Health Strategy. It is a critical piece of work as we continue to see the number of deaths...

  • Another Year of Tremendous Progress for PrescribeIT™

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    Posted on February 27, 2019 by Bobbi Reinholdt The PrescribeIT™ journey began three years ago with a commitment to the creation of a single, national e-prescribing service, enabling prescriptions to be electronically transmitted to a patient’s pharmacy...

  • EMRs Have Paved the Way for True e-Prescribing, Improving Patient Safety

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    Posted on March 5, 2019 by Dr. Rashaad Bhyat Follow @DrRBhyat The world around us has changed rapidly in the past few decades, as technological advances have accelerated — the Internet, smart phones and social media have all redefined the way that we...

  • There’s No Silver Bullet Solution to Solve the Opioid Crisis, but our Health Care System can Make Strides Forward

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    Posted on March 12, 2018 by Tanya Achilles Follow @achilles_tanya In 2016 alone, opioids were responsible for almost one in 13 deaths across the country. Despite the attention that the opioid crisis has received from mainstream media and focused efforts...

  • Closing the Circle of Patient Care

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    Posted on April 25, 2019 by Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other clinicians all play an important role in patient care. In the current landscape of the health care system, providers far too often operate in silos....

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