ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer

For health care organizations

The ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer is a secure, web-based portal that provides real-time access to digital health records including dispensed medications, laboratory results, hospital visits, Local Health Integration Networks’ (LHIN) Home and Community Care Services, mental health care information, and diagnostic imaging reports and images.

Features

Gives health care providers timely and secure access to comprehensive patient health information including:

Information from hospitals including emergency room reports and discharge summaries from the Acute and Community Care Clinical Data Repository (acCDR).

Lab, microbiology, blood bank, and pathology results from the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS).

Publicly-funded drugs, pharmacy services and all monitored drugs from the Narcotic Monitoring System (NMS), of which all information comes from the Digital Health Drug Repository (DHDR).

Diagnostic reports and images from the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Common Service repository.

Data and operations information on LHIN home and community care services, and information from home and community care organizations including referral details, client risks and assessments, and care plans.

  • Hospital Visits

    Information from hospitals including emergency room reports and discharge summaries from the Acute and Community Care Clinical Data Repository (acCDR).

  • Lab Results

    Lab, microbiology, blood bank, and pathology results from the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS).

  • Dispensed Drugs

    Publicly-funded drugs, pharmacy services and all monitored drugs from the Narcotic Monitoring System (NMS), of which all information comes from the Digital Health Drug Repository (DHDR).

  • Diagnostic Images

    Diagnostic reports and images from the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Common Service repository.

  • Home and Community Care Information

    Data and operations information on LHIN home and community care services, and information from home and community care organizations including referral details, client risks and assessments, and care plans.

Benefits

  • Provides a comprehensive view of a patient’s health journey regardless of where in the province the information was obtained while requiring only one username and login
  • Enables health care providers to make faster, more informed care decisions
  • Improves workflow and efficiencies at the point of care with a more complete picture of a patient’s health profile, available 24/7
  • Reduces duplication of tests and procedures, saving time, system costs, patient discomfort and patient travel

Technical Prerequisites

  • ONE ID credential or federated access to login using a Hospital Information System
  • Minimum browser and system configuration requirements

Non-Technical Prerequisites

  • Must be a health care information custodian (HIC) or authorized to view through a HIC
  • Legal agreements
  • Privacy and security assessments

What's New

Recent ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer's service updates

August 28th, 2018

ConnectingOntario upgrade gives care providers access to diagnostic reports and images

Health care providers across the province now have quick and seamless access to their patients’ diagnostic images and reports, thanks to a new initiative from eHealth Ontario. A major upgrade to the ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer, which supports clinicians in Northern and Eastern Ontario as well as the Greater Toronto Area,…

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  • With the vast regional work that we do at UOHI, this viewer will be of great benefit in ensuring safe transitions between institutions and better overall care.

    Bonnie Bowes, Director, Quality, Risk and Privacy

    University of Ottawa Heart Institute

    University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • If I hadn't had access to the viewer, I wouldn't have been able to confirm my patient's medical history, including medications, and I wouldn't have been able to take the necessary interventions to educate the patient on how to take proper medications at the correct time.

    Lynn Kachuik, Palliative Advance Practice Nurse Care

    The Ottawa Hospital

    The Ottawa Hospital
  • I used ConnectingOntario because it allows me to check what kind of investigations and what kind of specialists my patients have seen at other centers. Some of the time, I can review this in advance and it allows me to prepare for the visits for my patients, and it also helps me avoid ordering unnecessary tests and making unnecessary referrals.

    Dr. Aaron Izenberg, Staff Neurologist

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre