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Parallel virtual hospital a reality

Parallel virtual hospital a reality

Telemedicine embedded in 35 programs in Thunder Bay Five years ago, Ron Saddington, the former CEO at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, launched the so-called Parallel Virtual Hospital initiative… Read more »

Personal videoconferencing launches in January

Personal videoconferencing launches in January

Doctors able to use PCs to connect with patients The launch in January of the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s Personal Video Conferencing (PVC) service will equip doctors across Ontario with the… Read more »

Northeast rolls out Physician Office Integration

Northeast rolls out Physician Office Integration

Hospital discharge reports being sent electronically to physician EMRs Family physicians across northeastern Ontario who are used to waiting weeks for hard copy hospital discharge reports and spending hours scanning… Read more »

Sault Ste. Marie home to Canada’s only health informatics institute

Sault Ste. Marie home to Canada’s only health informatics institute

Improving health care and patient outcomes through research, evaluation and education If you were asked where Canada’s only applied health informatics institute is located, Sault Ste. Marie probably wouldn’t come… Read more »

Hand hygiene app speeds audits

Hand hygiene app speeds audits

Judith Edwards, an infection control practitioner at Sault Area Hospital (SAH), used to roam the halls with clipboard in hand, filling out hand hygiene reports with pencil and paper. After… Read more »

Ground-breaking biopsy procedure performed at HSN

Ground-breaking biopsy procedure performed at HSN

Dr. Antonio Caycedo, a surgeon at Health Sciences North, performed a trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery to remove a malignant polyp from a patient May 14th. The procedure marked the first use… Read more »

Communication improvements speed ER flow

Communication improvements speed ER flow

Les Blackwell, ER clerk and Daily Access Reporting Tool lead, checks out electronic whiteboard in North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Emergency Department. One day earlier this year, 40 or so… Read more »

ALC data informs decision-making

ALC data informs decision-making

North Bay Regional Health Centre IT team developed solution for transmitting real time ALC data to Cancer Care Ontario. Having accurate and timely data on the number of alternate level… Read more »

North Bay doc rolls out MiHealth

North Bay doc rolls out MiHealth

Blue Sky Family Health Team patient Rosie Gelinas and her son with Dr. Wendy Graham, president of MiHealth Global Systems. North Bay family physician Dr. Wendy Graham has launched a… Read more »

Alternative weight loss surgery offered in Sudbury

Alternative weight loss surgery offered in Sudbury

Dr. Kashif Irshad performs gastric banding procedures at the Northern Ontario Surgical Centre, a private clinic in Sudbury. Obese people battle many emotional, physical, social and physiological issues on a… Read more »

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