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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 »

Physician assistant program leads way to family practice

Physician assistant program leads way to family practice

The two-year PA program was a way for Dr. Ming Li, a newcomer from China, to qualify as a physician in Timmins In 2006, when Dr. Ming Li applied for… 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 »

Veteran Marathon docs celebrate 20 years of service

Veteran Marathon docs celebrate 20 years of service

BY BRETT REDDEN In 1996, the cover of the Canadian Medical Journal featured a picture of seven physicians smiling in front of the signpost to the community of Marathon with… 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 »

Informal youth counselling fills mental health services gap

Informal youth counselling fills mental health services gap

Unconventional program in Dryden makes a difference Youth mental health challenges are a growing issue in Ontario. That’s especially true in rural communities in northwestern Ontario where a higher incidence… Read more »

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