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  • 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...

  • Unnecessary Care in Canada

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    This report, co-authored by Choosing Wisely Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), explores unnecessary care in Canada. The report estimates the degree of potentially unnecessary, and sometimes harmful, tests and procedures...

  • 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,...

  • LEADERSHIP SESSION > ConnectingOntario: Getting it right and getting there

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    22 November 2016

    Cynthia Morton, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Ontario Dr. David Daien, Division Head - Primary Care, Trillium Health Partners Dr. Asim Masood, Chief Medical Officer, Canada Health Infoway Sarah Hutchison, Chief Executive Officer, OntarioMD Moderator:...

  • 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...

  • Change Management

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    Change management supports people as technology is implemented and includes a wide range of activities including workflow adaptation, behavioural and cultural transformation. Successful implementation of digital health solutions occurs when a technology...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 2015 - National Change Management Survey

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    09 November 2015

    This survey of change leaders and practitioners was commissioned to assess how change management is being conducted in healthcare across Canada. The focus was on gaining insights into Change Management best practices, enablers and barriers to change, as...

  • Digital Health at Work in Canadian Hospitals

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    From bar codes that ensure patients get the correct medication to clinical decision support tools to hospital information systems, digital health is an integral part of Canadian hospitals. It helps provide authorized staff with timely information about...

  • Better Communication Means Safer Care

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    Posted on October 22, 2015 by Shelagh Maloney Between 9,000 and 24,000 people die each year from preventable adverse events in hospitals. This is a startling stat and one we should keep top of mind as we approach Canadian Patient Safety Week , from...

  • Patient Safety Statistics in Canada

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    22 October 2015

    Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s fact sheet about patient safety statistics in Canada.

  • Kimberly’s Story: Reducing Medication Errors

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    As a community pharmacist, the ability to see her patient’s lab results through an electronic health record helped Kimberly identify the dosage prescribed was too strong for her patient.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador’s Story: Improving the Quality of Care

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    Hear from Mike Barron, President & CEO at the Newfoundland Centre for Health Information, on how providing quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers and health system decision-makers allows for more timely and complete patient...

  • Electronic Medical Records at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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    Patients and clinicians have seen great improvements since digital health tools were implemented at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. A pediatrician and the mother of one of her patients talk about the benefits of the move from paper to digital...

  • Dr. Tunji Fatoye's Story: Improving Patient Safety

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    Instant access to patient records, medications and hospital visits allows him to see the right information at the right time, keeping patients safer.

  • Blog Post: Camryn’s Story: EMRs Enable Care Teams to More Easily Find Her Information

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    Since the implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR), Camryn’s care team can more easily find the information they are looking for and quickly share it with their colleagues.


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