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eHealth Ontario launches limited release of ConnectingGTA

TORONTO – ConnectingGTA announced that clinicians in the Greater Toronto Area will begin using a Limited Production Release (LPR) in July. According to the organization’s newsletter, the LPR marks the start of a regional electronic health record (EHR) for Central...

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Ontario tests province-wide access to DI reports

TORONTO – eHealth Ontario announced that more than 100 healthcare providers will take part in a limited production release of the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Common Service. The initiative will enable the sharing and viewing of patients’ diagnostic reports from across...

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Hacker used doctor’s ID to access records

VICTORIA – About 1,600 patients had their private data in the provincial PharmaNet prescription system accessed by an unknown hacker, a British Columbia investigation has revealed. B.C. health ministry officials say the unauthorized person used a doctor’s account to access the...

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HSN posts best improvement for ED length-of-stay

SUDBURY, Ont. – Health Sciences North has achieved the best improvement in Emergency Department wait times among teaching hospitals in Ontario, according to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. HSN’s overall 90th percentile ED Length of Stay (LOS) for...

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B.C. hires expert to help optimize use of medications

VICTORIA – The Ministry of Health has announced that Dr. Malcolm Maclure (pictured) has been hired as a consultant on research and evidence development for the Ministry. Dr. Maclure is Professor and BC Chair of Patient Safety in the Department...

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CHIMA announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors

LONDON, Ont. – The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors for 2014-2015. Health Information Management and its certified professionals are essential in providing the quality information required to optimize the healthcare...

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Justine Jackson given top job at UHN

TORONTO – The University Health Network has announced the appointment of Justine Jackson (pictured) as interim CEO. The post was vacated when Dr. Robert Bell, the former CEO, joined the Ontario Ministry of Health as Deputy Minister. Since January 2012, Jackson...

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Leeds hospitals create regional MPI using InterSystems

ETON, UK – InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected healthcare, has announced that Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is using InterSystems HealthShare to support key specialist care services. HealthShare is a health informatics platform that enables strategic interoperability...

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Philips sponsors search for ‘the next big thing’

MARKHAM, Ont. – Philips North America has launched the second annual Philips Innovation Fellows competition, and released the findings from its 2014 North America Innovation Report. According to the survey, three in five Canadians (60 percent) consider themselves innovators, and...

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