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Ontario Expanding Electronic Health Records to More Patients

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Ontario Expanding Electronic Health Records to More Patients

November 28, 2013

500,000 Patients Served by Community-Based Clinics to Benefit from Expansion

Ontario is making progress on its commitment to ensure every Ontarian has an electronic health record by expanding their use into 90 community-based health care clinics, giving 500,000 patients access to an electronic health record.

Forty-five of Ontario’s 90 Association of Ontario Health Centre member clinics, including Community Health Centres, Nurse-Practitioner-Led Clinics and Aboriginal Health Access Centres, have already added electronic health records into their practice.  This includes the Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre and seven others in Toronto.

By moving from a cumbersome paper-based system to secure, electronic health records, health care providers will be able to better serve patients by:

  • Electronically creating, managing and sharing patient information more easily among a patient’s health care providers.
  • Enhancing the delivery of preventive care and chronic disease management.
  • Using electronic health record-generated alerts to avoid adverse drug-to-drug interactions.
  • Sharing and storing secure lab results and helping to eliminate duplication of lab tests.

Modernizing Ontario’s health care system and finding more efficient and effective ways to deliver care for patients supports the province’s Action Plan for Health Care. This is part of the government’s economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure, and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUICK FACTS

  • Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre has also benefitted from $4.3 million in capital funding from the province for the planning and construction of their new site.
  • Ontario has expanded Community Health Centres from 54 sites to over 105 sites, providing better care to patients including those from rural, northern and Aboriginal communities, as well as homeless, refugees and new Canadians.
  • More than nine million Ontarians have an electronic health record and 75 per cent of family physicians are using them in their practice.

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QUOTES

“More patients across Ontario will now have access to electronic health records – which means better health promotion, better management or chronic conditions and better quality care. By integrating these EHR’s into their practice, providers will be able to improve the patient experience for more Ontarians and their families.”
— Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“Electronic health records are a fitting addition to our new centre and they will go a long way toward helping us better serve disadvantaged clients, who often have greater health challenges and need care delivered quickly and efficiently across different service points.”
— Kim Fraser, Executive Director, Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre
“The government’s commitment to expand the use of electronic health records to community-governed primary health care centres across the province is great news and will significantly assist our efforts to continue the delivery of high quality care to people with high needs in communities across Ontario.”
— Adrianna Tetley, CEO, Association of Ontario Health Centres

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Join us at Celebrate 60: The Carers’ Workshop

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Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edwards Gardens at the Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

$150 per person, a light breakfast and lunch are included with admission.
Contact 416-586-4800 ext. 8282, or purchase your tickets online at
www.Celebrate60.ca

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Be inspired at our inaugural 60th anniversary event as you learn from
world-class experts from The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre
for Alzheimer’s Support and Training at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Celebrate 60: The Carers’ Workshop is set in the calm surroundings of the
Toronto Botanical Gardens and will deliver unique, targeted and therapeutic
skill-building interventions to give family members the tools to provide home
support for their loved ones suffering with dementia.

This event supports Mount Sinai Hospital’s commitment to rebuild its Labour
and Delivery facility, while providing sustaining funding to research in women’s
and infants’ health. This anniversary event is graciously sponsored by
Joel and Jill Reitman to benefit The Reitman Centre programs.

Buy your tickets today and be entered into a draw to win an iPad, 
draw will take place on April 18, 2013 at Edwards Gardens.

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Celebrating Completion of New Wing at Markham Stouffville Hospital‏

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Celebrating Completion of New Wing at Markham Stouffville Hospital

March 12, 2013

Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, along with Markham-Unionville MPP Michael Chan and Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham, will join hospital officials and health care partners to celebrate the completion of the new patient care tower. Read the rest of this entry »

There is still time to help kids with disabilities this holiday season‏

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Dear Friend of Holland Bloorview,

 

With December 31st quickly approaching, this is a little note letting you know that if you were intending on making a gift before the end of this calendar year, there’s still time.

 

You can easily donate online – simply click here before the end of the year and your 2012 tax receipt will be automatically issued.

 

If you are sending in your donation by mail, please ensure the envelope is postmarked by December 31st to receive a 2012 tax receipt.  You can also call our Foundation phone line at 416-424-3809.

 

Season’s Greetings and all the best for a wonderful new year!

 

Holland Bloorview Foundation

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