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HIM Career Opportunities in March<img alt="" src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/HIM-Recruitment-Ad-PHC.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />HIM Career Opportunities in MarchHIM is offering the following opportunities this March 2017.<p>​We are always looking for talented people like you. Please review the latest list of job postings for Health Information Management.</p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=Registration%20Clerk&utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Registration Clerk Positions- BC</a></p><ul><li>We are hiring Casual Registration Clerk's to help support our various sites across BC.  If you know someone who is available to work on a casual basis, has completed their Medical Office Assistant and/or Hospital Support Specialist certificate and has strong customer service experience, we want to hear from them.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=health%20records%20clerk&utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Clerk 3 Health Records-BC</a></p><ul><li>We are hiring Casual Health Records Clerks to help support our various sites across BC.  If you know someone who is available to work on a casual basis, has  high attention to detail and has completed their Medical Office Assistant or Health Information Certification, we want to hear from them.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=Release%20of%20information&utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Release of Information Clerk- BC</a></p><ul><li>Have you completed a Release of Information course? Do you have knowledge of medical terminology? Do you have excellent communication skills? If so we have an exciting opportunity for you. Please apply to this posting today.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-registration-switchboard-health-records-1?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Clerk Registration Switchboard Health Records- Powell River</a></p><ul><li>We are currently recruiting for a Registration Switchboard Clerk at Squamish General Hospital. If you have a Medical Office Assistant certificate or general clerical medical related experience we would like to hear from you. Apply now!</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-records-completion-transcriptionist?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Clerk Records Completion-Transcriptionist-Squamish General Hospital</a></p><ul><li>Do you reside in Squamish, BC? Have you received training in Medical Transcription? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Are you a driven, enthusiastic and passionate professional? If you said yes to the above four questions, we want to hear from you!</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-iv-record-completion-2?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Temporary Part Time Clerk IV Records Completion-BC Cancer Agency Prince George</a></p><ul><li>Do you reside in Prince George?  Do you have knowledge of medical terminology and have 2 years of experience working in a similar role? Are you a driven, enthusiastic and passionate professional? If you said yes to the above four questions, we want to hear from you!<br></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/health-records-administrator-chima?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=CHIMA&utm_source=HIMenewslettermar&utm_campaign=HIM">Regular and Temporary Full time Health Records Administrator (CHIMA)</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting full time temporary and  permanent roles that have recently opened up in Langley, Howe Street, Chilliwack and Royal Columbian Hospital in our co . If you a health records coder, medical coding specialist or health information Administrator with your CHIMA (Canadian Health Information Management Association certification) and are looking to make an impact and take your coding experience to the next level, please apply!<br></li></ul></p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/etl-extract-transform-load-developerbusiness-intelligence-bi-analyst-business-0?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Part Time Temporary ETL Developer/Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Business Solutions- Howe Street</a></p><ul><li>If you have your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years of recent, related experience with data modeling, ETL, Microsoft BI tools (SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS), advanced T-SQL (Microsoft Transact SQL) and analyzing business requirements or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, we want to hear from you</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/him-process-advisor-registration-design-team-cst-1">Regular Full Time HIM Process Advisor Registration Design Team CST</a></p><ul><li>The HIM Process Advisor is jointly responsible for ensuring that the vision for CST, clinical processes, best practices, and HIM and health organizational operational requirements are effectively integrated into all aspects of the design of the Clinical & Systems Transformation project (CST) across Providence Health Care (PHC), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in collaboration with the Team Manager and Service Provider with the goal of improving clinical and business workflows and care for patients</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/cst-team-manager-registration-design-team-him?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=enewsletter">Temporary Full Time CST Team Manager Registration Design Team HIM-  CST - 590 W 8th</a></p><ul><li>If you have  your<strong> </strong>Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management/Technology, Business Administration or other related field. Seven (7) to ten (10) years' recent, related leadership and project management experience preferably in a registration setting. Eligible for membership with applicable professional Association as applicable, we want to hear from you</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/user-readiness-specialist-6?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=enewsletter">Temporary Full Time User Readiness Specialist- Howe Street</a></p><ul><li>We are currently looking to hire a temporary full time User Readiness Specialist to help support the Health Information Management Department. In order to be considered for this exciting position. If you have a Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Business Administration/Management/Information Technology and/or Information Management with specialized courses in Training, plus two (2) to three (3) years of experience in software implementation project management, including documentation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Should you meet the above requirements, and want to be part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply!<br></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/specialist-transcription-services-education-2?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=enewslette">Temporary Full Time Specialist Transcription Services Education- Howe Street</a></p><ul><li>If you have a Degree/Diploma in Education supplemented by specific experience in adult education and curriculum development plus five (5) years recent, related experience including significant experience with transcription services, including electronic signature and front-end speech recognition, processes and systems in a health care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, we want to hear from you!  Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence required.</li></ul><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5">Employee Referral Program</h5><p><strong> </strong></p><ul><li>For every successful hire that stays longer than 3 months, you may be entitled to receive a $50.00 gift card.  For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/providence-health-care-employee-referral-program">http://www.providencehealthcare.org/providence-health-care-employee-referral-program</a></li></ul><p>Should you have any questions about the positions that we are recruiting, please feel free to reach out to PHC Recruitment Advisor, <a href="mailto:srajabali@providencehealth.bc.ca">Shaesta Rajabali</a>, BBA</p><div></div>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/him-career-opportunities-in-march2017-03-07T08:00:00Z
HIM Careers July 2017HIM Careers July 2017​We are always looking for talented people like you. Please review the latest list of job postings for Health Information Management.<p>​Here are HIM related postings that are featured for July 2017:<br></p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-records-completion-transcriptionist">Casual Clerk Records Completion-Transcriptionist</a></p><ul><li>Do you reside in Squamish, BC? Have you received training in Medical Transcription? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference?  Are you a driven, enthusiastic and passionate professional?  If you said yes to the above four questions, we want to hear from you!</li></ul><p> <br></p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=MEDICAL%20REGISTRATION%20CLERK">Casual Clerk IV Registration Positions BC</a></p><ul><li>We have exciting casual Medical Registration Positions that have recently opened up to help support various sites (Fraser Valley, Tri-Cities, Kelowna, Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver). If you have a strong clerical and customer service background, high attention to detail and have completed your Medical Office Assistant or Hospital Support Specialist Certification or Health Information Management Diploma, we want to hear from you! You must be available to work nights, days, evenings and weekends and be available to work on an on call basis with no guaranteed shifts!</li></ul><p><br><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/medical-records-completion-clerk">Casual Records Completion Clerk- BC Cancer Agency</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting casual Medical Records Completion Clerk position that has recently opened up at our BC Cancer Agency located in Vancouver at  600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6.  If you have completed your Hospital Support Specialist Certification, Medical Office Assistant (MOA), Health Information Management Diploma and have one years' of relevant experience, we want to hear from you.  You must be available to work on a casual basis with no guaranteed hours from 0800 AM-4:00 PM Monday through Friday.</li></ul><p><br><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=medical%20health%20records">Casual Clerk 3 Health Records Positions BC</a></p><ul><li>We have some exciting casual Clerk 3/Medical Health Records Positions  that have recently opened up to help support various sites (Fraser Valley, Tri-Cities, Kelowna, Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver). If you have a strong clerical background, high attention to detail and have completed your Medical Office Assistant or Health Information Certification, we want to hear from you! You must be available to work nights, days, evenings and weekends and be available on an on call basis!</li></ul><p><br><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/medical-registration-switchboard-clerk">Temporary Part Time Registration Switchboard Clerk- Squamish</a> </p><ul><li>We have an exciting temporary part time position that has recently opened up at Squamish Hospital. If you have knowledge of medical terminology, have completed your Medical Office Assistant, Hospital Support Specialist and/or HIM diploma and have experience working in a medical setting we want to hear from you!. This position requires you to be available to work on a rotating schedule with hours from 0700-1500, 0730-1200, 0730-1530, 1500-2130, 1530-2200</li></ul><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=RELEASE%20OF%20INFORMATION%20CLERK">Casual Release of Information Positions BC</a></p><ul><li>Have you completed a Release of Information course? Do you have knowledge of medical terminology? Do you have excellent communication skills? If so we have an exciting casual opportunity for you. Please apply to this posting today.</li></ul><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/supervisor-records-management-3">Regular Full Time Supervisor Records Management- Richmond</a> </p><ul><li>We have an exciting full time permanent position that has recently opened up at Richmond Hospital. If you have completed a course in release of information and have four years' recent related experience including one year in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience ,we want to hear from you!</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/supervisor-records-management-4">Temporary Full Time Supervisor Records Management- Children's and Women's</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting temporary full time position that has recently opened up at Children's and Women's locate at the Oak Street Campus. If you have completed a course in release of information and have four years' recent related experience including one year in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience ,we want to hear from you!</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=HEALTH%20INFORMATION%20ADMINISTRATOR%20I%20%28CHIMA%29">Part time, full time, temporary and permanent Health Information Administrator 1(CHIMA) positions BC</a></p><ul><li>We have some exciting  Health Information Administrator 1 positions available in the tri-cities, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, North Vancouver and Richmond area.  If you a health records coder, medical coding specialist or health information Administrator with your CHIMA (Canadian Health Information Management Association certification) and are looking to make an impact and take your coding experience to the next level, please apply!<br></li></ul><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/registration-business-analyst-4">Temporary Full Time Registration Business Analyst</a> </p><ul><li>If you have a Bachelor's degree in the area of Health Information Management/Technology, Science (Finance, Mathematics, etc.) or Business Administration, minimum of three (3) years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, we want to hear from you!</li></ul><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/coordinator-records-management-chima">Regular Full Time Coordinator Records Management (CHIMA)- Sechelt</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting full time permanent position that has recently opened up at Sechelt's Hospital. If you have Graduated from a recognized Health Information Management program and have three (3) years recent, related experience including one (1) year in a supervisory capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) Certified. Valid Class 5 BC Drivers' License and use of own vehicle required, we encourage you to apply!</li></ul><p><br><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/data-quality-analyst-coding-chima">Regular Full Time Data Quality Analyst Coding (CHIMA)</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting regular full time CHIMA Data Quality Analyst position that has recently opened up in our coding department located at Children's and Women's in the coding department. In order to be considered for the role you must have experience reporting, analyzing data, quality analysis, working with Crystal Reports and coding. In this role you will have an opportunity to work with management to assess coding errors and developing reports that are make an impact in patient care! If you are a data guru, are CHIMA certified and looking to make your mark in health care, this is the job for you!</li></ul><p><br><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/specialist-transcription-services-education-3">Temporary Full Time Specialist Transcription Services Education</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting Temporary Full time position available for someone who is ready for their next challenge! If you have a credential in adult education and have Health information management experience, clinical informatics training, transcription and overall medical health care experience, we want to hear from you! Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence required</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/director-him-strategic-planning-and-project-management">Regular Full Time Director HIM Strategic Planning and Project Management</a></p><ul><li>We are currently looking for a Director of Strategic Planning and Projects to support our Health Information Management (HIM) team. If you are a creative and out of the box thinker with senior project management, strategic planning and continuous quality improvement experience, this is the position for you.  </li></ul><p> </p><p><strong>Employee Referral Program</strong></p><p>For every successful hire that stays longer than 3 months, you may be entitled to receive a $50.00 gift card.  For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/providence-health-care-employee-referral-program">http://www.providencehealthcare.org/providence-health-care-employee-referral-program</a></p><p>Should you have any questions about the positions that we are recruiting, please feel free to reach out to <a href="mailto:srajabali@providencehealth.bc.ca">srajabali@providencehealth.bc.ca</a> <br></p><p><br></p>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/him-careers-july-20172017-07-27T07:00:00Z
Media Summary June 23, 2017Media Summary June 23, 2017The HIM Media Summary is compiled by the HIM Communications’ team on a bi-weekly basis. The stories featured in this email include topics related to Health Information Management. <table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;"><strong>HEALTH CARE NEWS & POLICY</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdi-5kprvjd2/"><strong>Faster admissions, less infection at Port Moody hospital</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">Tri-City News | June 14, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><p>Eagle Ridge Hospital's executive director is crediting hospital staff for initiatives that have resulted in fewer cases of sepsis and quicker hospital admissions.</p><p>Data contained in the biannual report of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that the Port Moody hospital has cut in half the number of infections resulting in sepsis while the hospital is doing the same or better in other key indicators.</p><p>(Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by a body's response to an infection.)</p><p>"It's a great hospital to work in because staff are taking initiative in [dealing with] quality indicators," Lisa Zetes-Zanatta told <em>The Tri-City News.</em></p><p>For example, ERH has focused on hand washing, preoperative preparation, removing clutter and other moves to cut sepsis rates from 3.5 per 1,000 patients to 1.4/1,000.</p><p>As well, the hospital is doing a better job of moving patients out of emergency into regular beds, Zetes-Zanatta said. Now, instead of waiting until the afternoon for moving patients into wards, ER patients are moved in the morning, speeding up the process.</p><p>Zetes-Zanatta said she expects to see the change reflected in the number of hours it takes for ER patients to be admitted, posted as 43.6 hours (in 90th percentile) in the CIHI report, which is still below the Fraser Health average of 46.8 but above the national average of 29.3 hours.</p><p>(There have previously been complaints about the number of ER patients left in hallways.)</p><p>"First thing at 8 a.m., patients are pre-identified to go upstairs and up they go. We no longer wait for people," she said, noting that discharged patients can wait in a departure area where they can still be seen by a doctor or a nurse, and older patients have access to a geriatric chair for their comfort.</p><p>"You want to have people up-seated and mobile because mobility is one of the predictive factors in doing well in hospital," she said.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdl-5kprvjd5/"><strong>Harnessing Information Technology to Inform Patients Facing Routine Decisions: Cancer Screening as a Test Case</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">Annals of Family Medicine | May/June 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><p>This pragmatic observational cohort study harnessed EHR data and patient portal capabilities to create an automated decision module that could identify patients likely to be facing common cancer screening decisions, engage and inform patients, clarify questions and fears, identify next decision steps, and improve the decision-making process. We found that practices had large decision burdens—with 1 in 5 patients facing a decision—yet only 20.6% of patients facing a decision started and 7.9% completed our decision module. Users reviewed a range of topics, and one-half of patients forwarded their priorities and concerns to clinicians. Both patients and clinicians reported that module completion helped with decisions: one-third to one-half reported it made appointments more productive, got patients more involved in decisions, broadened knowledge, and improved communication.</p><p>Our proposed decision module is appealing, yet a clear challenge is getting patients to use such a system. Decision support use is high in the context of clinical trials.<a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdo-5kprvjd8/">23</a>, <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdp-5kprvjd9/">25</a>Routine use of decision support in clinical practice, which we tried to automate in this study, is low (9% to 10% of encounters in implementation trials), however.<a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdq-5kprvjd0/">26</a> Furthermore, pragmatic trials looking at patient portal use frequently demonstrate low initial uptake with increasing use over time as the portal becomes part of new standard workflows.<a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdr-5kprvjd1/">47</a>, <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzds-5kprvjd2/">48</a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdt-5kprvjd3/"><strong>Applications now open for Core LINX 2017-2018</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">POD | June 19, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Core LINX is a comprehensive, best-of-class leadership development program developed collaboratively by health care leaders from all health authorities and Providence Health Care.</p><p>Participants of Core LINX will learn essential leadership skills to increase their confidence and build a strong foundation for their future as a health care leader.  This program is open to all PHSA employees who meet the eligibility criteria. </p><p><strong>WHO SHOULD REGISTER?</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Managers within the first 18 months of their first formal management position.</li><li>Managers who have been with PHSA for at least 1 year.</li><li>Managers who influence the work of others daily.</li></ul><p><strong>Application deadline: </strong>July 5, 2017</p><p>Please visit our <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdx-5kprvjd7/">POD page </a>for more information and to apply. </p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzdy-5kprvjd8/"><strong>FormImprint upgrade goes live on June 22</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">FH Beat | April 26, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>This past October, the Health Informatics department introduced the MEDITECH® Mobile Rounds application to a pilot group of Fraser Health physicians. MEDITECH® Mobile Rounds provides physicians with access to the electronic health record (MEDITECH® EMR) for their patients from their personal mobile phone or tablet. The application allows physicians to interact with their patient lists, access laboratory results and imaging reports, and display clinical information such as intake and output, vital signs, medications, and allergies.<br> <br>Having mobile access to patient information allows the physician to step away from the computer and interact with patients and the health care team in new ways by getting the information they need when and where they want. It goes without saying that mobile technology and security go hand in hand. Considered in the context of health care information, the importance of security is amplified; when accessing the electronic health record via a mobile device every precaution must be undertaken to ensure the security and integrity of sensitive information is maintained.</p><p><strong>Authored by: Heather Greenizan, System Application Coordinator, Health Information Management – Clinical Forms Services</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hze3-5kprvjd9/"><strong>Where the B.C. NDP and Greens stand on 20 hot topics</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">Vancouver Sun | May 30, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>NDP:</strong> Reduce costs of prescription drugs paid by individuals and give more money to UBC Therapeutics Initiative to help keep province's drug costs down and patients safe. Advocate for national Pharmacare program. Establish urgent care centres that have extended hours and stay open seven days a week. Boost paramedic numbers and counselling for their work-related stress. To reduce surgical wait times and extend hours of operating rooms.</p><p><strong>GREEN:</strong>  The Greens promise to expand government with a new ministry responsible for health promotion, disease prevention and active lifestyles. Invest $35 million in nutrition and physical activity programs that will improve youth health. Give more incentives to new medical school grads to boost numbers of family doctors. Provide $100 million in funding to expand mixed-care teams of primary care, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, midwives and dieticians. Free up acute care beds by investing more in long-term care facilities. Improve staffing levels in residential care facilities.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hze9-5kprvjd5/"><strong>Yoel Robens-Paradise: a healthcare executive, a healthy commuter</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">VCHnews | May 25, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Yoel Robens-Paradise: a healthcare executive, a healthy commuter</strong></p><p>Meet Yoel Robens-Paradise, Providence Health Care's Vice President of Clinical and Systems Transformation and Lower Mainland Health Information Management. Yoel provides strategic direction for the CST project and oversees all of HIM operations at Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health.</p><p>Yoel also recently celebrated a 50 year milestone. Congratulations from all of HIM, Yoel!</p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><strong>PRIVACY</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzed-5kprvjd8/"><strong>Hospital clerk's snooping could cost Nova Scotia taxpayers $1M</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">cbc.ca | June 15, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>The actions of a hospital employee who went snooping around hundreds of patient records for more than a year could cost Nova Scotia taxpayers $1 million in a proposed settlement.</p><p>Court documents filed as part of a class action lawsuit identify the employee at the centre of the privacy breach as Cheryl Decker, an admissions clerk at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne. </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzeh-5kprvjd2/">707 patient records breached at Roseway Hospital</a></li></ul><p>The privacy breach came to light in April 2012 when another employee caught Decker looking up patient records on a work computer and reported it to management. </p><p>An audit was subsequently carried out and 707 patients within the district health authority received a letter in the mail advising them their personal health information had been inappropriately viewed. Decker was authorized to look at only 12 of those patient files.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><strong>QUALITY IMPROVEMENT</strong></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzei-5kprvjd3/"><strong>Mining Your Hospital Data to Empower Quality and Utilization Improvement</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">Ontario Hospital Association | June 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Webcast: June, 29, 2017 (FREE)</strong></p><p>In this webcast, Quinte Health Care will share their learnings and insights on how they have derived high value from their hospital data to drive quality, utilization and process improvements.</p><p>You will hear their experiences of automating and visualizing analytics and how this has positively impacted their ability to use this information to pursue a quality and utilization "Choosing Wisely" agenda.</p><p>They will also discuss the importance of data modelling in your data warehouse and how to turn it into a data bank that can be readily accessed and used to influence behaviour.</p><p><strong>Speaker:</strong><br><strong> </strong><br><strong>Peter Papadakos</strong><br> <em>Director Decision Support and Analytics, Health Records, Transcription, Freedom of Information and Chief Privacy Officer</em><br> Quinte Health Care</p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><strong>CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION</strong></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzek-5kprvjd5/"><strong>Three Ontario hospitals announce plans to share patient record system</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">Canadian Health Tech | June 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Three Ontario hospitals recently announced they are joining hands to share an implementation of Meditech's latest electronic medical records system, called the Meditech Web EHR.</p><p>Markham Stouffville Hospital, in Markham, Ont., will host the system, and a single, shareable electronic health record will be created for patients at Markham Stouffville, Southlake Regional</p><p>Health Centre, in Newmarket, Ont., and the Stevenson Memorial Hospital, in Alliston, Ont.</p><p>The new project is being called SHINE – short for Shared Health Information Network Exchange.</p><p>It's the first group of hospitals to take a cue from the Ontario government's <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzep-5kprvjd0/">new eHealth 2.0 strategy</a>, which encourages hospitals to create geographical clusters that can share computerized systems as a way of reducing costs.</p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/h9k22-b2hzeq-5kprvjd1/"><strong>NLP: An Evolving Dictation Opportunity</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">For the Record Magazine | June 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><br></p><p>Further underscoring the NLP opportunity, a recent study published in the <em><strong>Journal of Medical Internet <br>Research: Medical Informatics</strong></em>  found that NLP-enabled EHR dictation has the potential to reduce the time required for documentation and improve usability. Considering a growing body of evidence that suggests EHRs have fallen short of delivering anticipated workflow enhancements, these findings could be good news for today's physicians who, by and large, are frustrated with EHR use.</p><p>"Documentation continues to consume a significant portion of physicians' workdays. If documentation becomes more efficient, physicians will be able to see more patients," says James Maisel, MD, one of the study's authors and chairman of ZyDoc. "From the hospital or practice's perspective, this increases revenues and profits. From a societal perspective, increased physician efficiency can slow the growth rate of the cost of health care."</p><p>Dave Kaufman, PhD, lead author on the study and an associate professor with Arizona State University's department of biomedical informatics, suggests that documentation has become an onerous process, one that physicians often view as an end unto itself as they labor to fulfill requirements and obligations associated with patient records. While EHRs are unquestionably promising, he points out that they are also immensely complex and suffer from poor usability associated with structured documentation. As a result, clinicians tend to prefer expressing themselves in narrative or free text.</p><p>"That [free text] is more difficult to analyze," Kaufman says, explaining that free text hinders EHRs from realizing their potential from an analytics and data sharing perspective because analysts have difficulty working with narrative, where important information can get buried. "You need a system that will parse and actually do NLP and recover the structure. EHRs can serve multiple purposes. They serve clinical purposes, but they could also be repurposed for quality assurance and research."</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/media-summary-june-22-20172017-06-23T07:00:00Z

 
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