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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 »

Sudbury welcomes 16 new GPs, specialists

Sudbury welcomes 16 new GPs, specialists

A total of 16 doctors were successfully recruited to Sudbury in 2016, bringing expertise in family medicine, palliative care, emergency medicine, sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma surgery, women’s imaging, forensic pathology… Read more »

Smilezone Foundation transforms childcare facilities in North Bay

Smilezone Foundation transforms childcare facilities in North Bay

North Bay Regional Health Centre’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit and One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centrein North Bay are brighter and more kid-friendly thanks to renovations made possible… Read more »

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