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CHIMA aims to boost awareness of Information Governance issues

Everyone says healthcare information is as precious as financial information – but is it actually protected with the same bullet-proof safeguards? This was one of many key issues discussed at the first-ever Canadian Healthcare Information Governance (IG) Summit held recently...

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William Osler shows benefits of first-ever MES deal

BRAMPTON, ONT. – It has been almost a year-and-a-half since William Osler Health System launched the first-ever, Managed Equipment Services (MES) deal for a Canadian hospital. As the pioneer in this area, the agreement was something of an experiment, but...

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Physician-created KoNote: easy to chart notes and numbers

TORONTO – Dr. David Gotlib has worked with plenty of EMRs in his career as a psychiatrist, but was never very pleased with them. “They were all too structured,” he says. “They’re basically glorified spreadsheets with a Windows front-end.” This was...

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Newfoundland and Labrador on verge of province-wide EHR

By April, Newfoundland and Labrador will have 100% of its community pharmacies connected and delivering data into HEALTHe NL, its provincial electronic health record. Moreover, it will have all four of the province’s health authorities feeding various types of data...

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