Cornwall hospital and LTC sites exchange patient data
July 19, 2023
CORNWALL, Ont. – Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) and various Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities in Eastern Ontario and Akwesasne are now benefitting from Ontario eHub Health Information Exchange (HIE), powered by Oracle Health in collaboration with TransForm Shared Service Organization.
This strengthened interoperability between different Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems is providing care providers with a consolidated and clear view into each patient’s health history, care plans, medications, and more, to help ease the transition from acute to long-term care.
Ontario eHub HIE is using Oracle Health’s EHR to securely share patient data with the following LTC facilities in the region who are using PointClickCare Technologies: Glen Stor Dun Lodge, Lancaster Long Term Care Residence, Sandfield Place, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre and Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long-Term Care Facility.
These five local LTC facilities and CCH were some of the first facilities in Ontario to join the eHub HIE through an initial roll-out this past spring, which saw a total of 16 LTC facilities integrated with five hospitals across the province to help improve patient care through better information access.
It is expected that all hospitals in Ontario using Oracle Health’s EHR will be integrated in the Ontario eHub HIE by the end of 2024.
“Healthcare across the province is moving towards a more integrated system to better respond to the growing and changing needs of patients in Ontario. For CCH and our regional LTC partners, the eHub HIE is a key milestone in advancing stronger, locally integrated healthcare,” said Mohammed Shaheen (pictured), chief information and operating officer at Cornwall Hospital.
“Benefits include improved and safer transitions of care for patients and better coordination of healthcare services between providers.”
He added, “We are proud to have successfully participated in the initial roll-out of the eHub and we look forward to further leveraging its capabilities to provide integrated patient-centered care.”
CCH is just one of few community hospitals in Ontario recognized by HIMSS Analytics for reaching one of the highest levels of health-information technology use, achieving a Level 6 rating on its Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.