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Benefits Evaluation

An evaluation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Client Registry

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13 November 2019

Benefit evaluation report from Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information on the province-wide implementation of the Unique Personal Identifier and Client Registry (UPI/CR). Available in English only through Newfoundland & Labrador Centre...

Benefits Evaluation Indicators Technical Report

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13 November 2019

The aim of this Infoway Benefits Evaluation Technical report is to provide a high-level coherent framework that is evidence-based to guide subsequent field evaluation studies by the respective jurisdictions and investment programs. An updated report (...

Evaluating the Benefits of Picture Archiving and Communications System in (PACS) Newfoundland and Labrador

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13 November 2019

Benefits evaluation report from Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information outlining the impact of the province-wide PACS implementation. Available in English only through Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Health Information. Tags: Picture...

BC Patient Safety & Learning System Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

Benefit evaluation report on the implementation of the BC Patient Safety & Learning System during the pilot phase. Available in English only through British Columbia Patient Safety & Learning System. Tags: British Columbia, Patient Safety, Benefit...

Impact of Picture Archiving Communication Systems on Rates of Duplicate Imaging: a Before-After Study

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13 November 2019

Research article published by researchers from McMaster University and ICES exploring the reduction in duplicate testing through electronic health information systems, such as picture archiving communication systems (PACS). Article available in English...

Findings from Evaluations of the Benefits of Diagnostic Imaging Systems

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13 November 2019

Paper published by Infoway discussing findings from diagnostic imaging benefit evaluation studies, a pan-Canadian aggregation study, and possibilities for benefit optimization from investments made in the Electronic Health Record. Abstract summary...

Adverse Drug Events Among Children Presenting to a Hospital Emergency Department in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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13 November 2019

Research on the incidence of adverse drug events among children presenting to a hospital emergency department. This study establishes a baseline for understanding the impacts of a provincial drug information system in Newfoundland and Labrador. Article...

Evaluating the Benefits of Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Telehealth Program: Chronic Disease Management

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13 November 2019

Benefit evaluation report from Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information on the provinces Chronic Disease Management Provincial Teleheath Program. Available in English only through Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Health Information.

Adverse Drug Events in Adult Patients Leading to Emergency Department Visits

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13 November 2019

Research study finding that adult adverse drug events (ADE)-related emergency department visits are frequent in Newfoundland & Labrador, and in most cases preventable. This study establishes a baseline for understanding the impacts of a provincial drug...

ADEs in Adult Patients Leading in Emergency Visits: Baseline Study of Provincial Pharmacy Network Benefits

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13 November 2019

Study report from the Newfoundland Centre for Health Information evaluating the prevalence of adverse drug events (ADEs) in the province using St. John’s emergency departments (ED) as a proxy measure for ADEs that occur in the community. Available in...

Prince Edward Island Drug Information System: Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

Benefit evaluation report reviewing the process in which the province-wide drug information system was developed and implemented and to assess whether the full implemented system is achieving desired outcomes in relation in stakeholder benefits and...

National Impact of Generation 2 Drug Information Systems Technical Report (Summary)

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13 November 2019

This pan-Canadian drug information system benefits evaluation study details the quality and productivity outcomes being realized through these systems.

Evaluation of the implementation of an electronic occurrence reporting system at Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador (Phase One)

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13 November 2019

Evaluation of a pilot implementation of an electronic occurrence reporting system in Newfoundland and Labrador. Available in English only as published as a doctoral thesis through Memorial University.

Evaluating the Implementation of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems in Newfoundland and Labrador – A Cost Benefit Analysis

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13 November 2019

An evaluation of the Picture Archiving and Communications Systems in Newfoundland and Labrador Article available in English only as originally published in Journal of Digital Imaging . Tags: Newfoundland & Labrador, Picture Archiving and Communications...

Assessing Physicians’ Perceptions of the Benefits of PACS - a Regional Survey Pre- and Post-PACS Implementation

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13 November 2019

This article describes a survey of the expectations physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador had of a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) both prior and post its implementation. Article available in English only as published in Diagnostic...

Analyse des effets d'un programme de télésoins à domicile déployé au CSSS Jardins-Roussillon (in French only)

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13 November 2019

Benefits evaluation report on the effects and costs of care for patients in Quebec with chronic diseases who have been tele-monitored. Results of the study showed a significant decrease in the number of hospitalizations and visits to the emergency...

The Effect of Handwritten Prescription Orders on Pharmacists Clarification Calls

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13 November 2019

This study evaluates the prevalence of clarification calls at four pharmacies in St. John’s, Newfoundland. In addition, it set out to determine the reasons for the clarification calls, the time taken to make the calls, and to compare the clarification...

Population Health Management Challenge

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13 November 2019

This evaluation study shows that overall, EMR-enabled clinics were much faster than paper-based clinics at all tasks.

Manitoba’s Physician Integrated Network (PIN) Initiative A Benefits Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

Benefit evaluation report focused on the impacts of electronic medical records (EMRs) on care provided by family medicine practices participating in Manitoba’s Physician Integrated Network (PIN). Available in English only through the Government of...

EMR Integrated Labs Workflow Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

This study, carried out on behalf of Canada Health Infoway, examined the possible benefits of integrated electronic reporting of laboratory test results in physician practices that had already adopted an Electronic Medical Record system (EMRs).

eChart Manitoba Release 1: A Benefits Evaluation

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13 November 2019

Benefit evaluation report assessing and informing on what benefits are, and have been, realized through the first release of eChart Manitoba over 33 sites in the province. Available in English only through Connected Care.

Assessing Primary Care Physicians' Attitudes toward Adoption of an Electronic Tool to Support Cancer Diagnosis: An Exploratory Study

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13 November 2019

Research explores primary care physicians' attitudes toward adoption of a Diagnostic Assessment Program-Electronic Pathway Solution (DAP-EPS) in their clinical setting. DAP-EPS shows patients and their PCP where they are on the journey to cancer...

Summary Corporate Plan 2013-2014

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13 November 2019

Infoway , in collaboration with its many partners, is focusing on improving health and health care through innovative digital health solutions. This plan outlines Infoway’s four key objectives for the upcoming fiscal year and specific performance...

The Emerging Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Use in Community-Based Care: Full Report

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13 November 2019

This pan-Canadian study looked at the current and emerging effects of implementing EMRs in community-based practices in Canada. An executive summary is also available.

The Emerging Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Use in Community-Based Care: Executive Summary

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13 November 2019

This summary of Infoway’s pan-Canadian electronic medical record study summarizes the current and emerging benefits of implementing EMRs in community-based practices in Canada.

The Population Health Management Challenge: Determining the Capacity to Conduct Practice-Based Population Health Management in Primary Care

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13 November 2019

The Population Health Management Challenge study shows that overall, EMR-enabled clinics were much faster than paper-based clinics at all tasks. This is a high-level summary of the study. Tags: benefits evaluation, better patient care, Canada Health...

Benefits Evaluation Report, Telehomecare Heart Failure Pilot Projects

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13 November 2019

This report is a benefits evaluation of the Telehomecare Heart Failure pilot projects of both the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the Interior Health Authority. Its findings on realized benefits are outlined according to three dimensions: quality...

Evaluating the Benefits, Telehealth – TeleOncology, Initial Benefits Evaluation Assessment

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13 November 2019

This report provides initial insights into the early benefits of TeleOncology use in British Columbia. It includes a benefits evaluation framework, expected benefits, specific information on the origin and background of TeleOncology projects, initial...

Physician Info Technology Office (PITO), EMR Adoption Study

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13 November 2019

This is a multi-phase research study developed by PITO in conjunction with Cientis Technologies and Insights West. The research study identified physicians' key information needs in relation to patient care, identified perceived barriers and challenges...

Panorama Vaccine Inventory Module, Vaccine Wastage Report, Ministry of Health

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13 November 2019

In collaboration with Infoway, the BC Ministry of Health’s Corporate Management and Operations Branch launched a project to evaluate the benefits resulting from adoption of the Panorama inventory module. In addition to exploring contributing factors for...

Panorama Vaccine Inventory Module, Benefits Evaluation Report Ministry of Health

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13 November 2019

In collaboration with Infoway, the BC Ministry of Health’s Corporate Management and Operations Branch has launched a project to evaluate the benefits resulting from the implementation of the Panorama vaccine inventory management module. The specific...

British Columbia: eHealth Benefits Estimates

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13 November 2019

The study leverages the model and findings of three pan-Canadian benefits evaluation studies for Diagnostic Imaging, Drug Information Systems, and Telehealth previously commissioned by Infoway . Benefits captured include both direct financial benefits...

British Columbia eHealth Benefits Estimation, Executive Overview

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13 November 2019

This report provides an initial estimate of some of the benefits realized by British Columbia as a re­sult of its eHealth investments. It applies the research and analysis commissioned by Infoway specif­ically to the British Columbia environment and...

Does starting an electronic medical record (EMR) affect family physicians’ billings?

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13 November 2019

This study, partially funded by Infoway, examined physicians' monthly billings and payments for office visits and total annual payments received from all government sources before and after implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs). EMR...

Evaluation of the Benefits of Implementing the Vaccine/Materials Inventory Management (VIM) Module in Quebec

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13 November 2019

This preliminary report presents the results of the first phase of evaluation of the benefits of the Vaccine/Materials Inventory Management (VIM) module. The evaluation analyzed the benefits of implementing the VIM module in Quebec for the various...

Evaluating the Benefits Telehealth – TeleOphthalmology Inter Tribal Health Authority and the Ministry of Health Services

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13 November 2019

This report looks at the TeleOphthalmology project, led by the Inter Tribal Health Authority (ITHA) in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). The project, was jointly funded by Canada Health Infoway and First Nations Inuit...

The Practice Challenge: Using Technology for Population Health Management

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13 November 2019

The Practice Challenge: Using Technology for Population Health Management shows that overall, EMR-enabled clinics are much faster than paper-based clinics. This is a visual backgrounder of the challenge's highlights.

Computerization of primary care medical clinics in Quebec: Results from a survey on EMR adoption, use and impacts

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13 November 2019

The study, Computerization of primary care medical clinics in Quebec : Results from a survey on EMR adoption, use and impacts explores the results of a 2013 survey. This study was directed at two main types of respondents: physicians practising in...

Connecting Patients with Providers: A Pan-Canadian Study on Remote Patient Monitoring, Executive Summary

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13 November 2019

Connecting Patients with Providers: A Pan-Canadian Study on Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) was commissioned to investigate the current state of RPM in Canada and help inform the potential for broader implementation across Canada. The study suggests...

Adoption, Use and Effects of an e-appointment System: Results of a Quebec Showcase Project

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13 November 2019

Canada Health Infoway ( Infoway ) invested in a demonstration project on e-booking that was evaluated by a research team from HEC Montreal and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. The report found that e-booking had a significant impact on both...

Intentional Misuse of Prescription Drugs: Impact of a Provincial Pharmacy Network

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13 November 2019

Prescription drug misuse is acknowledged as an escalating problem in jurisdictions across Canada, including Newfoundland and Labrador. The extent is not clearly understood in the absence of a formal prescription drug monitoring or surveillance system....

Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Network: Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Provincial Drug Information System in Newfoundland & Labrador

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13 November 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Pharmacy Network is an on-line record of prescription drugs filled within the province. It is one of the key components of the provincial electronic health record (EHR). The purpose of this study was to examine the...

Nova Scotia Personal Health Record Demonstration Project - Benefits Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness undertook a two-year demonstration project to introduce a Personal Health Record (PHR) to the provincial health care system by implementing the RelayHealth PHR solution within the Capital Health...

Resource Matching and Referral Hospital Expansion Project - Benefits Realization Report

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13 November 2019

Resource Matching and Referral (RM&R) is a shared electronic tool that enables the transmission of electronic referrals between Health Service Providers in the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN). The benefits evaluation report...

Atlantic Canada iEHR – Labs Benefits Evaluation Project – Phase 2 (Nova Scotia)

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13 November 2019

In 2013, Nova Scotia began the implementation of a province-wide clinical information system, the Secure Health Access Record (SHARE), which pulls together patient information from across Nova Scotia. The SHARE Viewer is a portal that clinicians use to...

The Use of the Internet to Deliver Cardiac Rehabilitation Remotely to Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

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13 November 2019

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) are medically-supervised, multi-disciplinary secondary prevention programs, effective at improving lifestyle behaviours and reducing risk factors in patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite the known benefits...

Adoption, Use, and Impact of E-Booking in Private Medical Practices: Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Two-Year Showcase Project in Canada

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13 November 2019

Research was conducted on the adoption, use and impact of e-booking in private medical practices over a two year period. Canada Health Infoway invested in this project. The article is available in English only as originally published in JMIR Medical...

Advancing Primary Care Use of Electronic Medical Records in Canada

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13 November 2019

This article examines the federal government funding of Canada Health Infoway to co-investment with provinces, territories, and health care providers in electronic medical records (EMRs) in primary care settings to help improve access to care, quality...

The National Nursing Quality Report in Canada

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13 November 2019

The National Nursing Quality Report – Canadian (NNQR-C) explores a one-year pilot project that was deployed in nine health care sites in Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick . The project explored collection of a minimum data set to be made available...

Methodology for Administering a System and Use Survey

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13 November 2019

This document details the process of adapting and administering the customizable Infoway System and Use Assessment Survey which is intended to be administered soon after a project has gone live for the purpose of benefits evaluation.

Implementation of an Electronic Health Record Specifically for Cancer

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13 November 2019

The Centre intégré de cancérologie de Laval (Laval's integrated cancer centre, CICL) deployed a specialized electronic health record (EHR) for cancer to automate care coordination and operationalize systematic treatment plans. The objective of this...

Benefits of EMR Adoption in Hospital-based Outpatient Ambulatory Clinics

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13 November 2019

The study examines a broad set operational process benefits of implementing electronic medical records (EMR) in a small sample of hospital-based outpatient ambulatory clinics. The results of this exploratory study demonstrate the leading process...

Impact of Information Technology on Information Gaps in Canadian Ambulatory Care Encounters

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13 November 2019

This study examined the availability of patient information to specialists during patient visits in ambulatory settings. Findings were that information gaps are common in ambulatory care encounters, and do have consequences, but that physicians with...

Canadian Dental Association Post Implementation Benefits Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

The Canadian Dental Association's Post Implementation Benefits Evaluation Report assessed the impact of eReferral solutions on dental referrals and consultations, in terms of quality, productivity, access and cost. Focusing on system, information and...

DI-r Use and Benefits Survey

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13 November 2019

Results of an electronic survey of radiologists and referring physicians on the use and benefits of diagnostic imaging repositories.

Health Sciences North Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record and HIS Connect

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13 November 2019

The North Eastern Ontario Network (NEON) represents a consortium of 22 hospitals and 3 independent health facilities serving the residents of north eastern Ontario with one Electronic Health Record (EHR). NEON launched a series of projects focused on...

EMR implementation in Oncology for the Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario

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13 November 2019

The Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario implemented a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to integrate 13 satellite clinics across the region and improve the quality of information and timely access to the information...

System and Use Survey – e-Reports of Services

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13 November 2019

This sample system and use survey for e-Reports of Services provides a question set about the adoption, use, system quality and value of digital solutions generate and share clinical reports electronically.

System and Use Survey - e-Requests for Prescription Renewals or Refills

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13 November 2019

This sample system and use survey for e-Requests for Prescription Renewals or Refills outlines a question set about the use, adoption, system quality and value to electronically request prescription renewals or refills.

System and Use Survey - e-Requests for Services

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13 November 2019

This sample system and use survey for e-Requests for Services outlines a question set about the adoption, use system quality and value to electronically request services from other regulated health professionals.

System and Use Survey - e-views

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13 November 2019

This sample system and use survey for e-Views outlines a question set about the adoption, use, system quality and value to permit patients and authorized caregivers to securely view electronic health information.

System and Use Survey - e-visits

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13 November 2019

This sample system and use survey for e-Visits outlines a question set about the adoption, use, system quality and value that permits patients to electronically communicate with a health provider.

Evaluation of its Representativeness to the Population of Newfoundland and Labrador

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13 November 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Network is a province-wide drug information system that offers comprehensive real-time medication profiles, and an interactive database to assist pharmacists in identifying potential adverse drug interactions and...

Evaluation of Inappropriate Medication Use via Drug Utilization Reviews

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13 November 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Network is a province-wide Drug Information System (DIS) that offers comprehensive real-time medication profiles, and an interactive database to assist pharmacists in identifying potential adverse drug interactions...

Adoption Assessment of the HEALTHe NL Viewer

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13 November 2019

The HEALTHe NL Viewer is a portal that provides authorized health care professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador with a single point of access to view patient information available in the provincial electronic health record. This evaluation highlights...

Clients Perceptions of the Mental Health Engagement Network

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13 November 2019

The Mental Health Engagement Network (MHEN) project developed, delivered, and evaluated an interactive Web-based personal health record, the Lawson SMART Record (LSR), to assist mental health clients in managing their care and connecting with their care...

BC Panorama Benefits Evaluation Report for Immunization Management and Family Health Modules

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13 November 2019

Panorama is a Public Health Surveillance application. The report focuses on stakeholder groups that are familiar with, and utilize the Immunization Management and Family Health modules, for health care delivery, as well as decision-making purposes in...

Impacts of Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Results – Final Report

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13 November 2019

This study examines the impact of providing patients with direct access to their lab results as soon as they are available. The findings include improved satisfaction, more timely access, no increase in anxiety, and fewer calls to physician offices....

Impacts of Interoperability and Information Sharing across Settings

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13 November 2019

The Impacts of Interoperability and Information Sharing across Settings evaluation study examined how interoperability within the Interior Health Authority region in British Columbia impacted clinicians access to complete patient information for...

Evaluation of the Multi-Jurisdictional Telepathology Project Phase 1: Survey Results from Ontario

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13 November 2019

The Multi-Jurisdictional Telepathology Project represents the first phase in the development of a Pan-Canadian Digital Pathology Network. As of 2014, Ontario successfully realized the implementation of a telepathology network that connected northern...

Benefit Evaluation of the Wel-Tel Program: Patient‐Centered Monitoring

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13 November 2019

This University of British Columbia (UBC) report examines quality of care and efficiency benefits for patients and providers using a mobile health (mHealth) tool for chronic disease management. The project uses text messaging to promote self-care and...

Benefit Evaluation of the Wel-Tel Program: Patient‐Centered Monitoring Summary

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13 November 2019

This document provides a condensed and visual representation of the University of British Columbia report on the WelTel mHealth Program . The report was funded by Infoway.

CPCSSN HSU Demonstration Project Implementing a Scalable Tool for Quality Improvement in Primary Care: Benefits Evaluation

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13 November 2019

This project was designed to test the implementation of tools and processes designed to further the transformation of data from primary care EMRs into usable information for the management and surveillance of chronic diseases such as diabetes and...

The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Odette Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records (aEMR) Project: Benefits Evaluation

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13 November 2019

The Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Odette Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records (aEMR) Project was conducted to extend Sunnybrook’s own web-based clinician workflow platform, SunnyCare, to all clinicians in the Odette Cancer Centre. The evaluation...

Manitoba eReferral and Consultation Benefits Evaluation

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13 November 2019

This report summarizes the findings from the benefits evaluation of eReferral program conducted in Manitoba. Manitoba eHealth will use the findings from this evaluation to identify opportunities for improvement and to inform future planning related to...

University Health Network and Infonaut Pilot Project: Benefits Evaluation

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13 November 2019

This University Health Network report highlights the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department’s pilot of the Hospital Watch Live (HWL) system developed to track real-time indicators. The report found Data captured by HWL enables front-line...

Synoptic Surgery Reporting Initiative: Benefits Evaluation

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13 November 2019

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), Canada Health Infoway, four provinces and clinical leaders collaborated to develop pan-Canadian data collection tools and clinical indicators for breast, colorectal, thyroid, lung, ovarian, endometrial and...

OTN Telehomecare System and Use Survey Final Report

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13 November 2019

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Telehomecare Patient Experience Survey was disseminated across eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and more than 180 patients aged 75 to 84 years of age responded. The survey concentrated on patients’...

OTN Telehomecare Patient Experience Survey Summary

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13 November 2019

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Telehomecare Patient Experience Survey was disseminated across eight Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and more than 180 patients aged 75 to 84 years of age responded. The survey concentrated on patients’...

Principles for sharing methods, data and communicating results

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13 November 2019

This document provides Infoway’s approach with investment projects for preparing and sharing your benefits evaluation results.

A Proposed Benefits Evaluation Framework for Health Information Systems in Canada

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13 November 2019

This Healthcare Quarterly article describes a benefits evaluation framework being implemented across Canada. The framework includes three quality dimensions (system, information and service), two system use dimensions (user and user satisfaction) and...

Benefits Evaluation Plan Consumer Health Solutions Template

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13 November 2019

This consumer health solutions benefits evaluation plan template provides the basis for planning and implementing benefits evaluation for consumer oriented digital health solutions.

Measuring value for money: a scoping review on economic evaluation of health information systems

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13 November 2019

This article published in JAMIA explores how key components of economic evaluations have been included in evaluations of health information systems (HIS), to determine the state of knowledge on value for money for HIS, and provide guidance for future...

Can Electronic Medical Record Systems Transform Health Care? Potential Health Benefits, Savings and Costs

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13 November 2019

This article published in Health Affairs broadly examines the potential health and financial benefits of health information technology (HIT). It compares health care with the use of IT in other industries and estimates potential savings and costs of...

Impact of a Centralized Provincial Drug Profile Viewer on the Quality and Efficiency of Patient Admission Medication Reconciliation

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13 November 2019

This report investigates and evaluates whether a centralized provincial medication database, the Ontario Drug Profile Viewer (DPV), adds unique value (quality and efficiency) to a structured best possible medication history clinician process for...

Emergency Department Access to Drug History Project (Ontario) Drug Profile Viewer System – Benefits Evaluation Report

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13 November 2019

This benefits evaluation report reviews Ontario’s Drug Profile Viewer (DPV) System, which was initially implemented in Emergency Departments (EDs) across Ontario. Authorized End Users were asked a series of questions about: ease of use; availability and...

Health System Use Project Evaluation for Cancer Care Nova Scotia

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13 November 2019

This report discusses the results of an evaluation completed on the Nova Scotia Health System Use Project. This project used the information from surgical synoptic reports to complete reports on surgeons practice patterns based on specific indicators,...

Local Use of Lab Test Results for Informed Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections

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13 November 2019

This benefits evaluation report for the Health System Use STI Project examines how the sexually transmitted infections (STI) decision support tool was being used and to describe the perceived and demonstrated short and long-term benefits.

Group Health Centre’s myCARE Benefits Evaluation Plan

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13 November 2019

Group Health Centre (GHC) launched a project to evaluate the benefits resulting from the implementation of myCARE patient portal. This report details the benefits focus areas selected, activities and tasks planned to collect data, analysis and the...

Multi-Hospital Ambulatory EMR Project

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13 November 2019

This report discusses the results of the Ontario Multi-Hospital Ambulatory Care Electronic Medical Record project. The report found improved outcomes such as a reduction in transcription costs and the reduction of clinical note turnaround time....

Multi-Device Mobile Access to Regional EHR Project

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13 November 2019

Recent studies indicate the increasing trend of smart phone and tablet use by healthcare providers (HCPs) as a tool to augment practice. It is a natural progression for a regional electronic health record (EHR) to be accessible with a mobile device....

Group Health Centre Ambulatory – EMR/HIS Connect Benefits Evaluation Final Report

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13 November 2019

The Group Health Centre (GHC) is multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary ambulatory care facility with diagnostic services located in northern Ontario. GHC’s implementation of a new EMR solution sought to enable increased clinical efficiency and...

Integration of the OLIS and SWODIN Viewers into Patient Electronic Records and the Benefits to Access of Patient Information

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13 November 2019

Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) launched the OLIS (Ontario Laboratories Information System) and SWODIN (South Western Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network) Integration Projects to provide clinician access to lab results and x-rays in patient electronic...

Benefits Measurement Report for Cancer Care Ontario Computerized Physician Order Entry - 2005 Southlake site

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13 November 2019

In 2006, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) began to implement a systemic therapy (chemotherapy) computerized physician order entry (CPOE) for five cancer service institutions across Ontario. Southlake Regional Health Centre was the first of the five sites to...

BE-7 & BE-9: Prince Edward Island Post Implementation Survey and Interview Analysis (2015)

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13 November 2019

This report is a follow-up to the original report from 2011. Prince Edward Island’s Clinical Information System (CIS) connects the province’s hospitals in a real-time exchange of clinically relevant patient information. An evaluation to assess the...

Local Use of Lab Test Results for Informed Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (Executive Summary)

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13 November 2019

This is an executive summary of a benefits evaluation report for the Health System Use STI Project examines how the sexually transmitted infections (STI) decision support tool was being used and to describe the perceived and demonstrated short and...

Local Use of Lab Test Results for Informed Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections (Lessons Learned)

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13 November 2019

This report are the lessons learned from a Health System Use STI Project which examined how the sexually transmitted infections (STI) decision support tool was being used and to describe the perceived and demonstrated short and long-term benefits. The...

BE-7 & BE-9: Prince Edward Island Post Implementation Survey and Interview Analysis (2011)

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13 November 2019

Prince Edward Island’s Clinical Information System (CIS connects the province’s hospitals in a real-time exchange of clinically relevant patient information. An evaluation to assess the benefits and overall impact of CIS was conducted by Health PEI,...

Measuring Interoperable EHR adoption and maturity: a Canadian example

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13 November 2019

This BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journal article examines the adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) across Canada through March 2015. Nearly 250,000 clinician and administrative users, approximately half of Canada’s...

PHP Benefits Evaluation: Cancer Surgery Alberta Summative Report For CSA

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13 November 2019

This report provides the summary of findings from three phases of the Benefits Evaluation of the Quality of Life tool integration into Cancer Surgery Alberta (CSA). The report focuses on the evaluation of access,use, and experience of the tool.

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