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Biomedical Laboratory Services (29.13) Transfusion Services (26.5, 26.6) Point-of-Care Testing Standards (10.11) Nonconformities are adverse events that increase laboratory workloads, pose a risk to user safety (sample loss, test result delays, unperformed tests,...Read More
The Ferremi Boileau Ophthalmology Clinic has a Research and Development department which has as its mission to ensure the quality and refractive outcome of the surgeries performed. In order to achieve both goals as precisely as possible, the clinic has collaborated...Read More
Within the organization, delays were occurring in the Hematology lab while patients waited for bloods to be drawn. These delays, which were recorded manually, resulted in complaints to the organization. One of the goals of the patient navigation program is to collect...Read More
Central Health has streamlined the process of survey administration throughout the organization by creating an approval process through the Corporate Improvement Department to oversee and coordinate survey efforts. An enterprise Fluid Surveys account has been secured...Read More
This practice was recognized as a LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway as part of the “Knowing is Better” education campaign, in partnership with Accreditation Canada ConnectingGTA is a regional electronic health record that has been delivered to 40 health...Read More
Electronic compatibility has been made possible by implementation of a new version of the TraceLine blood bank software. The standards have been reviewed and met to enable this function. A new approach to managing the blood bank therefore has emerged to maximize...Read More
The Addiction and Mental Health Information System is an integrated client registration system and clinical information tool. It is used to collect, process, analyze, and use information about the population served to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall...Read More
Using quality indicators shows the value residents place on recreational therapy (RT), which helps Sunnybrook advocate for and educate about RT practice. Resident feedback provides evidence of the importance of their relationships with the recreation therapists and...Read More
The Bariatric Program’s referral and intake process elicits engagement from clients and their referring physician from their first point of contact with the bariatric surgical program. The process provides both parties with clear, concise, and timely...Read More
Since 2007, the Vancouver Coastal Health Public Health Surveillance Unit, within the office of Vancouver Costal Health’s (VCH) Chief Medical Health Officer, has applied innovative, efficient, and effective tools to help its epidemiologists and information...Read More
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