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  • It’s Time for Digital Tools to Change the Face of Health Care

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    Posted on August 6 by Dr. Martin Vogel As a practicing physician it is imperative that my day-to-day effort is focused on providing the best patient care possible. Unfortunately, much of my time is spent on administrative duties. The bulk of the...

  • Early PrescribeIT® Adopter Talks Benefits to Clinic Workflow, Staff and Patients

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    Posted on July 30, 2019 by Dr. Rashaad Bhyat This blog post builds upon a conversation with Dr. Neil Naik during our PrescribeIT® panel webinar on March 28, 2019. Eighty-five per cent of family physicians now use electronic medical records (EMRs). This...

  • Why it’s Time to Retire the Fax Machine and Consider PrescribeIT™

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    Posted on May 7, 2019 by Dr. Caroline Correia As physicians, we constantly look for ways to improve our practice, including staying up-to-date on the latest research, guidelines and best practices to ensure we offer our patients the best care available....

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • EMRs Have Become Essential Tools for Physicians

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    Posted on January 2, 2018 by Rashaad Bhyat Follow @DrRBhyat We live in the age of information. Medicine in particular is experiencing a rapid expansion of the volume of knowledge 1 , and physicians must manage this information efficiently to...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Updated Toolkit is the Go-to Resource for Electronic Medication Reconciliation Implementation

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    Posted on July 11, 2017 by Seema Nayani We all know the importance of medication reconciliation, so why is there a significant lack of wide spread implementation of a formalized process throughout all care transitions such as admission, transfer or...

  • 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....

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Deployment Guide for Clinicians: a One Stop Guide to Clinicians Involved in Deploying IT Systems

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    This guide is intended as a one-stop resource for clinicians who are involved in teams deploying IT systems.

  • Advancing Computerized Provider Order Entry in Canada with Leading Practice Tools and Resources

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    Posted on June 7, 2016 by Chad Leaver Managing how patients receive medications during a hospital stay is a complex inter-professional process involving physician, nursing, pharmacist and administrative staff. In Canada, the various steps for...

  • 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,...


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