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Cornwall Community Hospital - Advancing Health System Integration

December 9, 2010 (Cornwall, ON) Patients and physicians at Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) will soon benefit from quick access to electronic medical imaging test results through the Northern and Eastern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (NEODIN) DI-r.

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Joseph Brant Memorial and St. Mary's General Hospital join Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network

December 8, 2010 (Burlington, ON) - Patients and physicians in Burlington and Kitchener are benefitting from quick access to electronic diagnostic images now that Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital have connected to the Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN), the largest diagnostic imaging repository (DI-r) in use in Ontario to date.

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Manitoba launches electronic medical record program

Funding available for swift implementation: Minister October 26, 2010 (Winnipeg, MB) - More Manitoba physicians will be able to make use of electronic medical records (EMR) to better manage patient information with the support of a new funding program, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

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Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network marks historic milestone in South West and Erie St. Clair LHINs

October 7, 2010 (London, ON) -For the first time, all 26 hospital entities in the Erie St. Clair and South West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are now able to access filmless diagnostic images including x-rays, CT scans and MRIs.

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Drug Information Systems to generate $436 million in benefits in 2010

October 6, 2010 (Toronto, ON) - Canada’s investments in drug information systems (DIS) will generate $436 million in cost savings and efficiencies in 2010, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). The findings are outlined in an independent study commissioned by Infoway, released today.

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