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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 »

OTN introduces mobile app for diabetes management

OTN introduces mobile app for diabetes management

A pilot project running at three sites in Ontario, including St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, is testing a smartphone application designed to help people with type 2 diabetes… Read more »

Paperless pilot a win for patients, physicians

Paperless pilot a win for patients, physicians

SAH adopts Virtual Desktop technology in cancer clinic Previous attempts to convert the Algoma District Cancer Program (ADCP) to a paperless environment failed, but Sault Area Hospital’s Information Technology team’s… Read more »

CCAC therapists spearhead electronic charting

CCAC therapists spearhead electronic charting

Personal hot spot functionality on smartphones allows mobile staff to connect to patient records The North East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is going paperless. Until very recently, physiotherapists, occupational… Read more »

The doctor will see you now…literally!

The doctor will see you now…literally!

Telemedicine bridges gap between physician shortage and orphan patients Primary care telemedicine has arrived in Northern Ontario. Earlier this year, MedviewMD opened a telemedicine studio within the Algonquin Pharmasave pharmacy… Read more »

Group Health Centre launches patient portal

Group Health Centre launches patient portal

The Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie has launched a patient portal that allows patients to communicate with their health team, book appointments and access lab results. A six-month… Read more »

Northwest launches virtual critical care program

Northwest launches virtual critical care program

Program connects health care professionals in Thunder Bay with the ERs of 11 hospitals Earlier this year, a patient arrived at the Dryden Regional Health Centre Emergency Department in critical… Read more »

Rna Diagnostics secures funds to commercialize chemo effectiveness test

Rna Diagnostics secures funds to commercialize chemo effectiveness test

Rna Diagnostics, a biotech company founded by Dr. Amadeo Parissenti, a scientist at Health Sciences North and professor of biochemistry at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, has secured around… Read more »

eNotification bridges gap between hospitals and CCACs

eNotification bridges gap between hospitals and CCACs

Case managers kept up to date on ER visits, admissions and discharges The electronic gap separating hospitals and community care access centres (CCACs) is a thing of the past. As… Read more »

Technology pioneer rides point-of-care wave

Technology pioneer rides point-of-care wave

Sudbury-based biotech startup develops new process for separating plasma from whole blood Today, blood is drawn in hospitals or commercial labs. The samples are analyzed by highly trained technicians using… Read more »

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