List/Grid Author Archives: Norm Tollinsky

Kapuskasing moves to improve access to primary care

Kapuskasing moves to improve access to primary care

Demonstration hospitalist program to gauge impact on productivity Representatives of health-care organizations in Kapuskasing have come together to address the chronic problem of access to primary care in the community…. Read more »

The system is broken – here’s how to fix it

The system is broken – here’s how to fix it

Dr. Peter Zalan, president of the medical staff at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, has a reputation for speaking and writing bluntly about the perilous state of the health-care system…. Read more »

Canadore College Village project combines living and learning

Canadore College Village project combines living and learning

Canadore College in North Bay is about to break ground on a Village Living Wellness and Learning Centre, a unique project that will bring together a 144-unit retirement residence and… Read more »

OntarioMD shifts focus to EMR maturity

OntarioMD shifts focus to EMR maturity

Practice Enhancement and Peer Leadership programs help physicians take full advantage of the technology Now that 82 per cent of primary care providers in Ontario are using electronic medical records… Read more »

Ontario MD peer leader offers EMR advice

Ontario MD peer leader offers EMR advice

Dr. Yves Raymond began using EMRs in 1999 Dr. Yves Raymond, a family physician practising with the Timmins Family Health Team, has been using electronic medical record software since 1999…. Read more »

NW LHIN funds two managed alcohol programs

NW LHIN funds two managed alcohol programs

Programs keep chronic alcoholics off the street The Northwest LHIN has funded two managed alcohol programs for the region – one in Kenora operated by the Morningstar Centre and one… Read more »

Indigenous researcher joins Health Sciences North

Indigenous researcher joins Health Sciences North

Aboriginal health issues attributed to colonization There’s no shortage of health-related problems in Canada’s Indigenous population. Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, addiction and suicide are rampant, and Dr. Carrie Bourassa, the newly appointed… Read more »

Infectious disease consults offered via telemedicine

Infectious disease consults offered via telemedicine

A meaningful tool for clinical specialist support A telemedicine-based infectious disease consultation service established in July 2014 by Sioux Lookout’s Meno Ya Win Health Centre and the Division of Infectious… Read more »

Addiction-related ER visits skyrocket in Sioux Lookout

Addiction-related ER visits skyrocket in Sioux Lookout

Study cites unmet community-based services and outpatient needs A five-year retrospective study of emergency department use at Sioux Lookout’s Meno Ya Win Health Centre has revealed a 73 per cent… Read more »

PCR testing reduces need for isolating patients

PCR testing reduces need for isolating patients

Diagnosis of MRSA and VRE possible in one to two hours compared to two to five days with conventional testing The recent acquisition of a GeneXpert device for polymerase chain… Read more »

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