Happy Canada Day everyone !
News (good and bad) from Canadian Healthcare Technology World!
Good News First –
NEODIN (North Eastern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network) a diagnostic imaging(DI) repository that will connect all north eastern Ontario hospitals shown in the map below for sharing diagnostic images and results has connected one more major hospital, Thunder Bay to the DI network.
- Enables diagnostic images and reports to be shared between facilities, eliminating the need for patients to transport images and reports between doctors on CDs, films, or by fax.
- It also allows specialists at one facility to access the reports for images acquired at other hospitals allowing for faster and more convenient information sharing between doctors. This improved access to patient information will help health care providers make more informed and timely medical decisions.
- Helps reduce duplicate testing that results from lost, misplaced or otherwise unavailable images
One more step closer to EHR!
Bad News –
Province of Manitoba’s eHealth program is in the news for wrong reasons.
The eHealth program will be slow (another 20 years) and will cost more (another $450 million).