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Hospital capacity pressure and admitted patient flow is a persistent challenge across Canada, with every province experiencing an increase in Emergency Department length-of-stay (EDLOS) for admitted patients in 2016/17. In June 2018, Niagara Health (NH) utilized a...Read More
Business Intelligence (BI) solutions are transforming how organizations use data to guide strategy, operations and point in time decision making. We have designed and implemented a comprehensive, interactive and integrated enterprise BI solution at SickKids to...Read More
Currently in Ontario, many patients are cared for in hospital and then discharged home with community care supports. From the patient’s perspective, there are two (or more) distinct episodes of care that begin and end at the interface between the hospital and...Read More
At Niagara Health, we have invested in resources and staff to foster a mutually respectful workplace. In every corner of the organization we are promoting a culture of civility and respect. At the heart of our respectful workplace strategy is our Be Kind campaign that...Read More
Clinical performance feedback is an important component of ongoing development and education of health care practitioners. For physicians, feedback about their clinical practice and outcomes is central to developing both confidence and competence at all stages of...Read More
In 2016, NH created the organization’s first Strategic Plan which created a roadmap for NH to achieve our vision of a “Healthier Niagara”. A primary component of the Strategic Plan is the focus internally on our people. This Area of Focus ensures there are qualified,...Read More
We TOA: Safely Exchanging Information between Physicians at Care Transitions through a Standardized Electronic Communication Tool
Patient handover has repeatedly been considered an area of substantial vulnerability to patient safety. According to the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, 70% of all sentinel events have some element of communication failure. With...Read More
The Development of an Interdisciplinary Smart Pump Working Group reporting to Safe Medication Practices for the Management of Parenteral Administration using Smart Pump Technology
The Smart Pump Working Group is an inter-professional group (clinical educators, front-line pharmacists, Professional Practice Manager, Pharmacy Manager, Biomedical Engineering representative, Network Administrator from Information Technology Services) that reports to...Read More
At Niagara Health, Orthopaedics is one of the most advanced and successful programs whereby 13 Orthopaedic Surgeons perform approximately 1,200 elective joint replacements per year. Early in 2014 one of our Orthopaedic Surgeons championed a new innovated hip...Read More
Improving the Efficiency of the Surgical Operating Room on Weeknights and Weekends: A Kaizen-LEAN Approach at Montfort Hospital
Based on the LEAN methodology, the Kaizen 6 surgical program at Montfort Hospital aims to improve the efficiency of the operating room on weeknights and weekends. Begun in 2015 by the Executive Committee and the Directors with the input of a patient-partner, the...Read More
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