Family medical practices demonstrate progress through ehealth

Watch Dr. Caulfeild explain how ClinicalConnect has helped digitize health care in his practice.

Watch Dr. Caulfeild, family physician at Sauble Family Health Team explain how the ConnectingSouthWestOntario (cSWO) Regional Clinical Viewer, ClinicalConnect™ has helped digitize health care in his practice.

This ehealth initiative has enabled the removal of barriers for health service providers and ensured easy access to patient information from 67 acute care hospital sites, four community care access centres (CCACs), four regional cancer care programs, and two provincial data repositories (labs and diagnostic images and reports), in south west Ontario.

cSWO is one of three programs that are part the ConnectingOntario program. Through this initiative, eHealth Ontario is leading the integration of electronic health information across the province.

Thirty per cent of Ontario’s population is covered by cSWO, including the four south west Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) – Erie St. Clair, South West, Waterloo Wellington and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant. London Health Sciences Centre is the delivery partner for the cSWO program implementation and management. Health Information Technology Services, a division of Hamilton Health Sciences is the key solution provider to cSWO, deploying ClinicalConnect to clinicians in south west Ontario.