List/Grid Author Archives: Norm Tollinsky

Patients First Act overhauls health-care system

Patients First Act overhauls health-care system

LHINs assume responsibility for home care The CEOs of the North East and North West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) say they are on schedule to meet the Ministry of… Read more »

Screen addiction: a mental health problem

Screen addiction: a mental health problem

Inpatient care required in extreme cases Girls resorting to self-harm and suicide attempts over relentless bullying online, boys staying up all night playing video games, sleeping during the day and… Read more »

Toolkit helps case managers with dementia care

Toolkit helps case managers with dementia care

Trans-Atlantic research collaboration produces valuable resource for optimizing interactions A research program involving collaborators from Huntington University in Sudbury, the North East Community Care Access Centre, Windescheim University of Applied… Read more »

Quality tables tackle health care challenges

Quality tables tackle health care challenges

Health Quality Ontario initiative promotes sharing of best practices Regional Health Quality Tables in the North East and North West LHINs have their work cut out for them based on… Read more »

North East LHIN puts focus on fall prevention

North East LHIN puts focus on fall prevention

It takes a community to prevent a fall One in three older adults fall each year, accounting for 6,400 Emergency Department visits in the North East LHIN and almost as… Read more »

Supply chain collaborative expands to northeast

Supply chain collaborative expands to northeast

Savings to date total $31.8 million The Northwest Supply Chain, a shared service procurement organization serving 13 hospitals and other health-care organizations in the North West LHIN since 2011, has… Read more »

Northwest pilots GP to specialist e-referrals

Northwest pilots GP to specialist e-referrals

Resource Matching and Referral system speeds referrals between hospitals, CCAC, long-term care, family docs and specialists Fax machines aren’t quite obsolete yet, but they’re seeing a lot less use as… Read more »

New CT scanner in Timmins cuts radiation exposure

New CT scanner in Timmins cuts radiation exposure

Shorter wait time draws patients from Sudbury Timmins and District Hospital’s new computerized tomography (CT) scanner – in operation since March 2016 – offers enhanced diagnostic imaging with a fraction… Read more »

eConsult enables virtual water cooler chats

eConsult enables virtual water cooler chats

eConsults are covered by an OHIP billing code, ensuring remuneration for both the primary care provider and the specialist An eConsult program that allows primary care providers to have “a… Read more »

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