SLMHC physicians gain increased ability to receive, share patient reports with other hospitals
Tim Brody - Editor
Physicians at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) will now be able to better receive or share patients’ reports with hospitals across the province.
SLMHC is one of 12 hospitals in north west Ontario now connected to OntarioMD’s provincial Health Report Manager (HRM) digital report delivery solution.
OntarioMD explained on their website, “The addition of these hospitals is part of the transition from the regional Physician Office Integration (POI) report delivery project to HRM. HRM now delivers patient reports from 120 hospital corporations (with over 250 individual sites) and more than 100 specialty clinic sites located across Ontario to 10,000 physicians’ and nurse practitioners’ electronic medical records (EMRs). It is an essential tool to support integrated patient care.”
OntarioMD’s website further explained, “What HRM means for integrated patient care in the north west is that if patients visit another part of Ontario and visit a hospital while there, their primary care providers will now receive their discharge summaries and other reports from those other hospitals into their EMRs.
“If a patient from Thunder Bay goes to Niagara Falls on vacation and breaks their arm, their doctor or nurse practitioner in Thunder Bay will now receive their diagnostic imaging report from Niagara Falls in their EMR through HRM within minutes and before they come home. The doctor or nurse practitioner will have all the information they need to schedule a follow-up appointment, coordinate physiotherapy sooner, and prevent complications”, said Sarah Hutchison, CEO, OntarioMD.
The 12 hospitals in the north west now live on HRM are:
- Atikokan General Hospital
- Dryden Regional Health Centre
- Geraldton District Hospital
- Lake of the Woods District Hospital
- Manitouwadge General Hospital
- Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
- North of Superior Healthcare Group
- Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
- Riverside Health Care Facilities
- Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
- St. Joseph's Care Group
- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
The addition of the 12 hospitals was done in collaboration with eHealth Ontario and the Northwest Health Alliance (NWHA).
OntarioMD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.