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Meet and Greet: Rene RaiMeet and Greet: Rene RaiLet's get to know Rene Rai, a Coding Coordinator from Vancouver General Hospital<div><strong><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/meet-and-greet-rene-rai/Rene-Rai.png" alt="Rene-Rai.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>Name:</strong> Rene Rai<br></div><div><strong><br></strong></div><div><strong>Job Title: </strong>Coding Coordinator, VCH</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Department/Location: </strong>Coding & Informatics, Vancouver General Hospital</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Describe your job in one sentence:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>I am 4 months into this role, my main duty is to plan and coordinate the coding and abstracting functions for my assigned sites.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>What’s your favourite thing about your work?</strong></div><div><br></div><div>I enjoy working and interacting with my teams – I have an amazing team of coders; they are extremely dedicated, knowledgable and have a great attitude!  I am incredibly fortunate to have such amazing support and great mentors in our Coding Leaderhip team!</div><div><br></div><div><strong>How long have you worked at PHC?</strong></div><div><br></div><div>I have worked in HIM for over 21 years.  I started out as a Health Records Clerk working graveyard shifts at BCCH and through years of hard work, worked my way up to Coordinator roles in Health Records, Transcription and now Coding & Informatics.   I have learned so much from everyone along the way.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Why Providence?</strong></div><div><br></div><div>Providence offers diverse career opportunities, working here has been very rewarding and I look forward to the future!<br></div><p><br></p>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/meet-and-greet-rene-rai2017-10-16T07:00:00Z
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 April 2017Media Summary April 2017The HIM Media Summary is compiled by the HIM Communications’ team on a bi-weekly basis. The stories featured in this articles include topics related to Health Information Management. <table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">HEALTH CARE POLICY</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoa-5kprw3j1/" target="_blank" name="https infoway inforoute ca en what we do ne" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Federal Government Announces New Funding for Canada Health Infoway</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnob-5kprw3j2/" name="theglobeandmail news british columbia bc sign" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Infoway | March 23, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">The federal government has confirmed its commitment to improve the health of Canadians through digital health innovation by announcing a $300 million investment in Canada Health Infoway in Budget 2017, said Michael Green, Infoway’s President and CEO.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">“We appreciate the government’s continued support and confidence in Infoway and the transformative power of digital health innovation,” Green said. “This funding will enable us to continue our commitment to deliver better quality and access to care for all Canadians.”</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">The new funding will enable Infoway to continue to move forward with initiatives to help transform the health care system by “expanding e-prescribing and virtual care initiatives, supporting the continued adoption and use of electronic medical records, helping patients to access their own health records electronically, and better linking electronic health record systems to improve access by all providers and institutions."</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoc-5kprw3j3/" target="_blank" name="bccare ca 2017 03 opinion transferring health" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Opinion: Transferring health funding to the community will improve seniors care in British Columbia</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnod-5kprw3j4/" name="vancouversun news politics b c liberals promi" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Vancouver Sun | March 16, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">In British Columbia approximately thirteen percent of hospital beds are filled with patients who are ready to be discharged but for whom there is no appropriate place to go.<a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoe-5kprw3j5/" name="_ednref2" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;">[ii]</a> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">These patients, known as Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients, spend on average 182 days in care limbo, according to one pan-Canada study.<a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnof-5kprw3j6/" name="_ednref3" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;">[iii]</a> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">British Columbia’s health authorities report that about half of ALC patients are awaiting discharge into long-term care<a name="_ednref3" style="color:#008080;"></a>.<a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnog-5kprw3j7/" name="_ednref4" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;">[iv]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoh-5kprw3j8/" name="timescolonist opinion columnists comment pape" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Comment: Why doctors back IHealth, yet have concerns</strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Times Colonist | March 14, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">We take strong exception to Dr. Dallen’s accusation that Nanaimo doctors are unengaged or obstructive. Many physicians at NRGH have volunteered thousands of hours before and after the rollout of IHealth to help address problems. That commitment is the major reason physicians have waited 11 months since the implementation of IHealth to demand its suspension.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">We are struck that those who have never actually used the system continue to disparage the medical staff in Nanaimo. We want to assure the public that our doctors remain extremely engaged and are eager to work with our administrative colleagues and computer company to fix the system.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">PRIVACY</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoi-5kprw3j9/" target="_blank" name="canhealth blog cheo employee shared 283 patie" style="color:#008080;">CHEO employee shared 283 patient records with students</a></strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoj-5kprw3j0/" name="vancouverisland ctvnews ca it s very disconce" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Can Health Tech | March 22, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">A part-time instructor at Algonquin College, who was also an employee of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), shared the private information of 283 patients with students. The breach of privacy prompted the person’s dismissal from the college and launched a privacy investigation at the hospital.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">The Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported that on March 10, Adam Vaughan received a letter in the mail about his seven-year-old daughter, who had been at the children’s hospital for a procedure earlier this year. The letter informed him that his daughter’s private information had been shared with Algonquin students by their instructor, also a CHEO employee.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnok-5kprw3j1/" target="_blank" name="canhealth technology for doctors hefty 25000 " style="color:#008080;"><strong>Hefty $25,000 fine levied in medical privacy breach</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnol-5kprw3j2/" name="vancouverisland ctvnews ca it s very disconce 2" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Technology for Doctors | March 29, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">An Ontario student has been fined $25,000 for accessing personal health information, which provincial officials say is the highest penalty of its kind ever in Canada. The Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office says the masters of social work student was on an educational placement with a family health team in Central Huron when she accessed the information without authorization.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnom-5kprw3j3/" target="_blank" name="globalnews ca news 3328360 former ahs supervi" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Former AHS supervisor convicted of ‘inappropriately’ accessing health information</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnon-5kprw3j4/" name="cbc ca news canada british columbia bc pharma" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoo-5kprw3j5/" name="vancouverisland ctvnews ca it s very disconce 3" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Global TV | March 22, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">A former supervisor of health information management with Alberta Health Services was slapped with a $5,000 fine on Tuesday after being convicted of 13 counts of accessing health information in contravention of the Health Information Act.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">According to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), AHS was notified of a potential “contravention of internal policy” at the Tofield Health Centre in June 2013. The privacy commissioner’s office said an AHS audit revealed Amanda Tripp had “visited with her boyfriend” in the facility’s health records room. In August 2013, AHS self-reported a privacy breach, alleging Tripp “inappropriately accessed patient records.”</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">PATIENT PORTALS</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnop-5kprw3j6/" target="_blank" name="canhealth technology for doctors victoria hos" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Victoria hospital joins Telus social media platform</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoq-5kprw3j7/" target="_blank" name="hospitalnews new online medical record portal" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnor-5kprw3j8/" name="infotel ca newsitem myhealthportal coming to " target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Technology for Doctors | March 29, 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Victoria General Hospital has become the first hospital on Vancouver Island to join Upopolis, an innovative social support platform and networking tool giving young patients safe and secure access to kid-friendly medical content. Upopolis also provides kids with a vital link to their families, friends and schools while in hospital. “We are pleased to support initiatives that help young patients feel empowered while in our care,” said Health Minister Terry Lake (pictured).</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnos-5kprw3j9/" target="_blank" name="hospitalnews new online medical record portal 2" style="color:#008080;"><strong>New online medical record portal for patients: myHealthRecord</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnot-5kprw3j0/" name="infotel ca newsitem myhealthportal coming to 2" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Hospital News| March 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">WCH patients who register for myHealthRecord have convenient, online access to their health information securely stored in the hospital’s electronic patient record, including test results, medical history and personal health summaries. Patients can also manage their appointments, complete some pre-appointment questionnaires and securely communicate with members of their care team – all online, at their convenience.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnou-5kprw3j1/" name="infotel ca newsitem myhealthportal coming to 3" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Use and Maturity of Electronic Patient Portals</strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">IOS Press | March 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">This study examined data from a number of patient portal demonstration projects deployed throughout various Canadian jurisdictions between 2011 and 2015. These projects reported on the number of users accessing their respective portals for the first nine to 19 months since their inception in order to compare their relative adoption rates.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnov-5kprw3j2/" target="_blank" name="https infoway inforoute ca en component edo" style="color:#008080;">INFOWAY-Positive Patient Experience Yields Health Care Benefits</a><a href="https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/-/patient-portals-a-new-communication-tool-for-doctors-and-patients" name="https cmpa acpm ca patient portals a new " target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"></a></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">INFOWAY | March 9, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Infoway’s Consumer Health Solutions investment program was established to educate and empower Canadians by providing electronic access to their health information and health care services.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">A 2016 report Connecting Patients for Better Health, indicates the growth in the availability of consumer digital health services has more than doubled in two years.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Canadians want and are using a variety of online e-patient services; namely: e-booking of appointments; e-visits with care providers; electronic requests for refilling medications; e-views of health information; and telehomecare. Infoway has co-invested with the provinces and territories and other partners in more than 400 digital health projects, including consumer health solution projects.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong>British Columbia Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Results</strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">This evaluation focused on a provincial portal in BC that provides patients with direct online access to their laboratory test results. The findings include improved patient satisfaction, more timely access to results, no increase in anxiety when first learning results online, and fewer calls to physician offices. The study involved a survey of BC residents who have accessed their lab results online and a comparison group who accessed their most recent lab result in-person.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Project Highlights:</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><ul><li>81 per cent of felt they knew what questions to ask their doctor at their next scheduled appointment</li><li>95 per cent felt more confident taking care of their health</li><li>94 per cent felt having online access to lab results improved their knowledge of their health</li><li>93 per cent felt they could have more informed discussions with their doctor</li><li>BC patients who accessed their laboratory results online (e-view) were significantly less likely to have an in-person visit after learning their results online compared to patients who received their results in-person from their doctor/regular place of care (41 per cent vs. 25 per cent).</li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">CODING AND INFORMATICS</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnow-5kprw3j3/" name="https cihi ca en submit data and view stand" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Industry Perspectives: Documenting Death</strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">For the Record | February 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">What are the odds that your next-door neighbor is coming home from the hospital after a bout of pneumonia? It depends. Is it the 22-year-old with asthma or the 86-year-old grandfather in septic shock with comorbidities of congestive heart failure, metastatic lung cancer on home oxygen, and dehydration?</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Intuitively, you know there is a higher likelihood that grandpa will die, but statistics also bear that out. That is what risk modeling does, and that is how risk-adjusted mortality rates work.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Although mortality is one of the easiest metrics to understand, all risk adjustment works the same. The basic principle is observed over expected—that is, what happened divided by how likely was it to have happened in this type of patient with his or her specific constellation of demographics, diagnoses, conditions, and procedures.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnox-5kprw3j4/" name="ucalgary ca utoday issue 2017 03 24 grad stud" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Grad student uses technology to open doors for learning and health care innovation</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoy-5kprw3j5/" name="marketwired press release mmodal launches uni" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">UCalgary | March 24, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">After graduating, he was back at The Alex as a registered nurse and assistant manager and is now with Alberta Health Services in rural outreach. He has returned to the <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnoz-5kprw3j6/" name="https nursing ucalgary ca 2017stratplan" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;">Faculty of Nursing</a> as a graduate student and member of the <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp0-5kprw3j3/" name="nursing ucalgary ca cslc" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;">Clinical Simulation Learning Centre</a>’s (CSLC) research team. And he is on screen again, this time in the faculty’s strategic plan video.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong>Technology vital in health-care education and nursing research</strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">“Technology is central to my practice — not just because I’m technically a Millennial, but because it plays a vital role in my daily work,” says Sekhon. He adds that his introduction to simulation in his undergraduate education inspired his interest and use of technology in health care. </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">“That integration of technology enhanced the quality of my learning and really sparked a passion in me to discover more ways to look at technology in health-care education and research,” he says. “The research we are involved in on the CSLC team is all about technology as well.”</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp1-5kprw3j4/" target="_blank" name="hospitalnews majority canadas clinicians usin" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Majority of Canada’s clinicians using electronic health records</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp2-5kprw3j5/" name="healthdatamanagement news online tool helps p" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Hospital News | March 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">According to the article <a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp3-5kprw3j6/" target="_blank" name="bmcmedinformdecismak biomedcentral articles 1" style="color:#008080;"><em>Measuring interoperable EHR adoption and maturity: a Canadian example</em></a>, 91,235 health care professionals in Canada were active users of at least two iEHR components (e.g., access to diagnostic tests and drug information outside of their organization) as of March 31, 2015. </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Twelve months later, that figure jumped by an additional 50 per cent, bringing the number to approximately 139,000.  More than 250,000 clinicians from across Canada use at least one component of the iEHR.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Bobby Gheorghiu, Infoway’s Manager of Trending and Performance, who authored the article, says the increased use is expected to continue to rise.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">“As more and more health care professionals use Electronic Health Record systems to access patient information from other institutions, the country moves closer to digital becoming the standard of practice,” he said.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><img src="http://media.campaigner.com/media/58/581825/Media%20Summary/Infoway.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:591px;" /></p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Health Care News</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp4-5kprw3j7/" target="_blank" name="theglobeandmail news national most canadians " style="color:#008080;"><strong>Most Canadians get timely medical treatment: report</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp5-5kprw3j8/" name="theglobeandmail report on business small busi" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Globe and Mail | March 28, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p class="selectionShareable" style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">The report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) looked at whether patients were receiving treatment within a time frame deemed medically acceptable for procedures including hip replacement, hip-fracture repair, knee replacement, cataract surgery and radiation therapy. It also tabulated wait times for cancer surgeries, MRI and CT scans.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp6-5kprw3j9/" target="_blank" name="globalnews ca news 3323453 watch video of pat" style="color:#008080;"><strong>WATCH: Video of patients in Surrey ER hallways raises concerns</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp7-5kprw3j0/" target="_blank" name="theglobeandmail news national most canadians 2" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp8-5kprw3j1/" name="theglobeandmail report on business small busi 2" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Global TV | March 21, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p class="selectionShareable" style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">New video is surfacing showing the extent of hallway medicine in Fraser Health Authority hospitals. John Hua has more on the mounting cases of questionable medical care.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnp9-5kprw3j2/" target="_blank" name="canhealth blog innovative nygh scoops up e he" style="color:#008080;"><strong>Innovative NYGH scoops up e-health award of excellence at HIMSS</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpa-5kprw3j2/" target="_blank" name="canhealth blog innovative nygh scoops up e he 2" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpb-5kprw3j3/" name="theglobeandmail report on business small busi 3" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Can Health Tech | March 30, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">In February, leaders of North York General Hospital formally accepted a Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS – the first-ever for a Canadian acute-care hospital. Only 50 other hospitals around the world have won a Davies Award, which is given to organizations that have substantially improved patient outcomes using computerized healthcare systems.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">NYGH was recognized for its multi-faceted eCare program – which among other achievements, has prevented an estimated 11,000 medication errors.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpc-5kprw3j4/" target="_blank" name="fortherecordmag archives 0317p5 shtml" style="color:#008080;"><strong>HIM Involvement Essential to Effective Information Governance</strong></a><a href="http://www.canhealth.com/blog/innovative-nygh-scoops-up-e-health-award-of-excellence-at-himss/" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"></a></strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpd-5kprw3j5/" name="theglobeandmail report on business small busi 4" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">For the Record | March 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">When developing an IG program, HIM leaders may apply a Six Sigma approach to ensure no assumptions are made when learning about the workflows of the various departments and facilities that access and disclose data. This allows for a full vetting of issues and the mapping of information to develop an action plan and improvement activities. HIM also can recommend best practices, such as partnering with a skilled and knowledgeable PHI disclosure management company that has proven expertise in understanding IG principles and can integrate with the hospital's electronic source systems. Such a partner is often engaged in the discussion and definition of the source of truth for information, an essential concept to master in IG development. Also, as a partner that manages PHI on behalf of the covered entity utilizing advanced technologies, the vendor can provide feedback regarding data quality so that appropriate mitigation efforts are taken to resolve issues and/or processes.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpe-5kprw3j6/" target="_blank" name="hospitalnews working together get best health" style="color:#008080;">Working together to get the best health technologies into our health system</a></strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpf-5kprw3j7/" name="theglobeandmail report on business small busi 5" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Hospital News | March 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">What if industry and key members of the health system worked together to identify areas of need and worked towards advancing and adopting technologies to address those needs? The health system would have a much better chance of adopting the right technologies and using them to best assist patients.</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS), Alberta Health Services (AHS), the Institute for Health Economics (IHE) and MEDEC have been working together to do just that. This unique collaboration brings together the health system, government, and industry leaders to address the emerging needs of patients in Alberta. This partnership allows the actual needs of Albertans to determine when and how health technologies are adopted into the system.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;"><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Health Information Management News</h2></td></tr><tr></tr><tr></tr><tr><td class="spacer" valign="top" height="20" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;"></td></tr></tbody></table><table class="ec_repeat" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" data-block-group="main_column" style="color:#000000;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item titleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="31" style="margin:0px;color:#008b8b;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong>HIM in the news</strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpg-5kprw3j8/" name="theglobeandmail report on business small busi 6" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong></strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item SubtitleContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" height="29" style="margin:0px;color:#a9a9a9;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Various | March 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="ec_item textContent ecaction_edit" valign="top" style="color:#3c3c3c;font-family:verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;">The following stories were published about HIM and Health Information Professional's Week:</p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong>VCH News</strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnph-5kprw3j9/" target="_blank" name="vchnews ca across vch 2017 03 23 new website " style="color:#008080;"><strong>New website for health records & clinical documentation</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="https://secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/HIP%20Week%20celebrations%20showcase%20professional%20growth" target="_blank" style="color:#008080;"><strong>HIP Week celebrations showcase professional growth</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong>PHC News</strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpi-5kprw3j0/" target="_blank" name="phcnews ca news hip week celebrations showcas" style="color:#008080;"><strong>HIP Week Celebrations Showcases Profession’s Growth</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpj-5kprw3j1/" target="_blank" name="phcnews ca news celebrating hip week and new " style="color:#008080;"><strong>Celebrating HIP week and a new HIM website: www.himconnect.ca</strong></a></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><strong>FH Beat</strong></p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"> </p><p style="margin-top:1em;margin-bottom:1em;"><a href="http://trk.cp20.com/click/fjxpg-afjnpk-5kprw3j2/" target="_blank" name="thebeat fraserhealth ca news march 2017 new h" style="color:#008080;"><strong>New Health Information Management website for patients and health care professionals: himconnect.ca</strong></a></p></td></tr></tbody></table>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/media-summary-april-20172017-04-03T07:00:00Z

 
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