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December 16th, 2009

Ontario Nominates New Chair Of eHealth Ontario

Ontario has nominated health care and information technology executive, Raymond Hession as the new Chair of eHealth Ontario's board of directors. The nomination is subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies. As the Chair of eHealth Ontario, Hession would set policy and direction for the government…

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November 25th, 2009

Companies invited to bid on provincial diabetes registry project

TORONTO – Plans to develop an online provincial diabetes registry took another step forward today when eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario released a request for proposals to three short-listed companies. The companies are invited to submit their bids to develop a chronic disease management system that will be used initially…

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November 20th, 2009

ehealth leaders win national awards for outstanding contribution to ehealth in Ontario

Toronto, November 20 – Ian Cummins, senior policy analyst at eHealth Ontario and Dr. James Lane, family physician at the Stayner Family Health Group, were both award winners at the 5th annual Canadian Health Informatics (COACH) Awards Gala, for their contributions to ehealth in Ontario. “It is an honour to…

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November 16th, 2009

eHealth Ontario improves the way Ontarians with diabetes receive care

Toronto, November 16 – The value of ehealth was brought to life today by Rob Devitt, Interim President and CEO of eHealth Ontario, as he told a packed room at the Ontario Hospital Association’s 2009 HealthAchieve conference that eHealth Ontario was the driving force behind the work to identify the 906,577…

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November 3rd, 2009

Keen interest among physicians for new electronic medical records

Goal to convert 5,700 offices from paper to electronic records in three years Toronto, ON – The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) said today that physicians across the province are showing keen interest in the new provincially funded program to transition physician offices from paper-based records to electronic medical records. This past…

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October 21st, 2009

Short-listed companies announced for provincial diabetes registry project

TORONTO – eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario today announced the three companies short-listed to submit proposals for a chronic disease management system that will be used initially to establish a Diabetes Registry for Ontarians and an eHealth Portal framework. The three short-listed companies are: CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants…

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October 7th, 2009

eHealth Ontario moves to restore public’s trust

eHealth Ontario today pledged that the agency will regain the public’s trust by delivering concrete results and ensuring that the issues of procurement and governance reported by the Auditor General will not be repeated.  “In the agency’s eagerness to demonstrate results quickly, the organization…

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September 15th, 2009

A First in Hamilton and Niagara: A Shared Diagnostic Imaging Archive to Enhance Patient Care

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, Hamilton, ON – St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Niagara Health System are the first two hospitals in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB -LHIN 4) to join the South Western Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Repository Network (SWODIN). This is a key step towards integrating…

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August 18th, 2009

Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance joins largest image sharing network in North America

Listowel & Wingham, Ontario -- The days of downloading diagnostic images to CD and sending them with patients, sometimes taped to their chest while in transit from one hospital to the next, are almost over in Southwestern Ontario. The integration of Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance into the Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic…

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August 4th, 2009

Robert Devitt appointed as new interim Chief Executive Officer of eHealth Ontario

eHealth Ontario’s board of directors today announced the appointment of Robert Devitt as the new interim President and Chief Executive Officer. The board recommended his appointment to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. The appointment takes effect August 4, 2009 and will end December 31, 2009.  eHealth Ontario’s…

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