Being CIO of Trillium Health Centre, it's hardly surprising Wayne Mills is a big supporter of e-health. But he wants the e to stand for enabling. A key step in keeping up with the pace of change is for hospitals to cooperate, he says. "We shouldn't be building hospital-centric solutions, but looking for ways to work with other hospitals and care providers."
The Ontario health care system needs electronic health records (EHRs). That was the key message from a panel of industry experts at a Direct Engagement Inc. health care roundtable held at Rogers Communications Inc. head offices on Thursday in downtown Toronto.
A new health information initiative hopes to make drug prescriptions safer, while stifling drug interactions and duplications, including prescription drug abuse, according to Saskatchewan Health. The Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP) will help health care professionals sort through numerous medications a person may be taking during treatment, or where several people and prescriptions are involved in a patient's care.