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The number of Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients in Ontario has steadily increased, signifying barriers that exist affecting the timely transition of patients to appropriate care settings and access to services. The volume of patients designated ALC is influenced...Read More
Command Centre and Care Delivery Transformation – Generation 1 to Improve Patient Flow, Patient Care Logistics and Reduce Delays in Care
The Command Centre is a major milestone in Humber’s journey toward becoming a high reliability hospital. It transforms how the hospital manages complex hospital processes and procedures in a high occupancy environment, re-engineering workflows and processes to...Read More
As a component of transition planning for the new Humber River Hospital, the Surgical Program embarked on an initiative aimed at enhancing the overall experience for patients during their surgical journey. The goals included improving patient flow, OR turn overs, team...Read More
Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) has mandated all hospitals to comply with the OCP compounding standards by January 1, 2019.1 One of the standards addresses the retention of medication records for 10 years that are auditable and traceable to the patient. Another...Read More
Undergoing bariatric surgery is both a transformative and challenging experience for patients; the preparation process takes many months and post-operative success is contingent on patients making significant lifestyle changes. Patients who are considering bariatric...Read More
Preparation of hazardous and non-hazardous anti-neoplastic medications is a complex process. ISMP National Medication Errors Reporting Program (ISMP MERP) has frequently reported errors during the compounding process and estimated that while preparing small- and...Read More
The Closed Loop Medication System at Humber River Hospital (HRH) is a unique process that has integrated digital technology from different vendors and produced a safer and more efficient medication management process. This process starts from the ordering of...Read More
Integrating Digitalization & Automation as an Innovative Approach to Cancer Care Delivery in a Community Hospital Cancer Clinic
To align with Cancer Care Ontario’s (CCO) mandate for systemic cancer treatment Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE-ST) and Humber River Hospital’s lean, green and digital vision, the Cancer Care Clinic needed to transition from a paper-based patient record to an...Read More
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