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Project Profile: New Computing Model Helps Hamilton Health Sciences Address Changing Business Requirements

Mark Farrows
This case study presents the impetus, business case, chronology and benefits of implementing a new server-based computing model at Hamilton Health Sciences that solved a critical desktop management problem while reducing IT costs. The new approach also provided a robust, flexible and scalable technology platform that is helping the hospital address business requirements driven by the emerging virtual healthcare community.

The e-Network Solution for Mental Health and Addictions Information Management

Jan Wighton
ConnexOntario Health Services Information's genesis was over 18 years ago. Back then, it was known as the Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART). At that time, it was - and remains today - an innovative initiative that acted as an e-network solution for mental health and addiction information management. Using state-of-the-art technology and professional information management standards, DART was designed to offer a form of electronic healthcare by way of resource matching and referral for those who were seeking treatment for substance abuse problems. DART was also designed as a means to help improve the alcohol and drug treatment system in Ontario by providing easily accessible, up-to-date and accurate data about the availability of those services.

A Strategy for Recruiting and Retaining Health Information Management Professionals

Catherine Claiter and Irene Wright
In the summer of 1998, the University Health Network (UHN) faced an acute personnel situation in which an exodus of skilled resources was taking place. The turnover of information management staff was increasing dramatically, and despite best efforts to recruit new employees, the vacancy rate remained at an unsustainable level. This case study reviews both the short- and longterm strategies that were employed to address these issues and to establish UHN as an employer of choice in health information management.

The Business Case for Patient Safety

Matthew Anderson, Michael Baker, Robert Bell, Mary Ferguson-Paré, Lydia Lee, Emily Musing and Bryce Taylor
Conventional wisdom dictates that hospitals are institutions in which ailing or injured people go for a temporary visit, their discharge ultimately dependent upon either a partial or complete recovery. Unfortunately, the most well-intended acts sometimes result in tragedy. Depending upon the severity of a patient's condition, sometimes a visit to the hospital is a one-way excursion. And in some cases (most would argue in too many cases), the reason a patient dies within the confines of a hospital is due to the lack of a systems approach to patient safety.


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