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Knowing is Better with Electronic Medication Reconciliation

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) are committed to advancing medication reconciliation (MedRec), a proven intervention that prevents medication errors at patient transition points across the healthcare system. And while ISMP Canada and CPSI have made significant progress in raising awareness of this important activity amongst clinicians, Infoway's Knowing is Better Clinician Education Campaign is helping to spread the MedRec message even further.

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Clinician Portal Connects the Circle of Care

In today’s health care system, patients often receive care from numerous providers in many different locations including their GP’s office, one or more hospitals, Community Care Access Centres (CCACs), or specialists’ offices, to name a few. But this information does not always flow seamlessly across organizations, which means clinicians may not have the most up-to-date information to care for their patients.

The Thought Leadership Series

As we move towards the vision of having healthier Canadians through innovative e-health solutions, Infoway engaged leaders in our health care system to discuss how we get there and the unique opportunities for action that will pave the way for success. From health care CEOs to leading clinicians and patient advocates, hear what they have to say about the importance of information and communications technology in health care and its impact on all of us.

Perspectives on EMRs

The modern practice of medicine relies on communication. Making sure the right people have access to the right information can save lives. After the initial learning curve, electronic medical record (EMR) systems have been shown to save time, from more efficient administrative processes for staff to faster turnover for lab results updates, all of which can contribute to faster diagnoses.

Saskatchewan's electronic health record initiative on track

Capturing lab results in a provincial database and moving forward on adoption of electronic medical record systems are the latest phases of Saskatchewan's (SK) drive toward a provincial electronic health record (EHR) system. The province has already implemented several of the EHR's core elements including the client and provider registries, the drug information system and the Diagnostic Imaging/Picture Archiving Communications System (DI-PACS).

Telehealth brings quality care to patients across Ontario

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) facilitates clinical, educational and administrative services through more than 1,200 health care sites across the province, linking more than 3,000 health care professionals with patients.

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