April 2018

Surveillance Software and Prospective Audit and Feedback Rounds Advance Antimicrobial Stewardship at an Acute Care Community Hospital     

This article examines the impact of a clinical surveillance software used to identify patients for prospective audit and feedback rounds by an antimicrobial stewardship team on antibiotic utilization, patient outcomes ...

April 2018

Mending the Cracks: A Case Study in Using Technology to assist with Transitional Care for Persons with Dementia     

Transitions between hospital and community are particularly challenging for vulnerable adults experiencing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Too often, miscommunication results in triggering a recurrence of disruptive behaviours leading ...

December 2017

A Model for Developing Clinical Analytics Capacity: Closing the Loops on Outcomes to Optimize Quality     

The closed loop analytics model consists of three loops corresponding to the decision-making levels of an organization and the associated data within each loop – Patients, Protocols, and Populations. The ...

December 2017

Clinical Documentation in an Era of Increasing Transparency: The Impact of Electronic Portals on Care     

Electronic health records and consumer health portals have implications for improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare, and make it much easier for patients and families to access health information. ...

December 2017

Partnering with Patients: The Toronto Central LHIN Telehomecare Experience     

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure are responsible for significant healthcare costs in Ontario. A telehomecare program has been implemented that offers six months of health status monitoring ...

December 2017

Using Mobile Apps to Communicate Vaccination Records: A City-wide Evaluation with A National Immunization App, Maternal Child Registry and Public Health Authorities     

Medicine is experiencing a paradigm shift, where patients are increasingly involved in the management of their health data. The authors created a mobile app which permitted parental reporting of immunization ...

December 2017

Monitoring Receptivity to Online Health Messages by Tracking Daily Web Traffic Engagement Patterns: A Review of More than 13 Million US Web Exposures over 1,235 Days     

Reaching the recipients of online health messages is necessary to Web-based health promotion applications. To measure willingness to adhere to a health-related Web message, the authors explored the frequency with ...

October 2017

Cognitive systems have the potential to dramatically change healthcare in Canada

Harnessing both visible and invisible data can have a profound impact on our healthcare system.

October 2017

The Big Data Revolution: Opportunities for Chief Nurse Executives     

A discussion of how nurse executives armed with informatics competency can harness the full potential of Big Data and the new opportunities it offers for nursing knowledge development.

October 2017

Social Media Technology and Public Health in Ontario: Findings from a Planning Meeting Exploring Current Practices and Future Research Directions     

In the province of Ontario, many of the public health units now possess and use social media as part of their daily health promotion and communication operations. To explore this ...

 

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