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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 »

PET-CT scanner coming to Sudbury

PET-CT scanner coming to Sudbury

The Northern Cancer Foundation has received all of the funding required to purchase and operate a Positron Emission Tomography – Computer Tomography (PET-CT) scanner at Health Sciences North in Sudbury…. Read more »

Northern Ontario ranks high in opioid-related deaths

Northern Ontario ranks high in opioid-related deaths

A recent study has confirmed that Northern Ontarians are dying opioid-related deaths at a rate much higher than the provincial average. The North West and North East LHINs ranked first… Read more »

Food security in the North: what’s the solution?

Food security in the North: what’s the solution?

Airship is one recommendation for transporting food to remote fly-in First Nations Can airships be the solution to food security for First Nations in Northern Ontario? This alternate mode of… Read more »

Health Science Library contributes to health care

Health Science Library contributes to health care

This June, I participated in the Training for Health Equity network (THEnet) Evidence Group meeting in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. During the meeting, one of the speakers – Dr. Paul… 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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