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Nursing stations equipped with i-STAT devices

Nursing stations equipped with i-STAT devices

A nurse can do a blood test and know within two minutes if the patient is having a heart attack. BY NORM TOLLINSKY Six remote Health Canada nursing stations in… Read more »

ConnectingOntario: Hospitals begin contributing data

ConnectingOntario: Hospitals begin contributing data

BY NORM TOLLINSKY One of the most important advances in eHealth is about to revolutionize health-care delivery in Ontario. Within the next few months, every hospital in northeastern and northwestern… Read more »

Hospitals embarking on eHealth transformation

Hospitals embarking on eHealth transformation

Computerized physician order entry and region-wide standardization are in the works Hospitals in the North East and North West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are embarking on an ambitious eHealth… 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 »

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 »

Northeast leverages CHRIS, eConsult for referrals

Northeast leverages CHRIS, eConsult for referrals

The North East LHIN is also busy streamlining communication between hospitals, the CCAC, long-term care, primary care and a myriad of community support agencies, but is building on existing application… 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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