The current project for 2018 is to implement EMR (Electronic Medical Record) systems and complete EMR training in all GHL First Nation health centres. An EMR is a digital version of a paper chart containing a patient’s medical history.
An EMR system brings the right information to the right people at the right time. It allows providers to track data over time, identify patients who are due for preventive visits and screenings, monitor patients’ vaccinations and blood pressure readings. It can integrate with various health providers such as First Nation health centres, hospitals, and Family Health Teams.
- Accurate and complete information about a patient’s health
- Faster provision of care
- Better coordination of care
- More effective information sharing with patients and their family caregivers
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To Health Care Staff:
- Minimize risk of missing/forgetting important details
- Check for drug interactions or contraindications
- Monitor medication lists and current prescriptions
- Maintain more complete, consistent and legible records for efficient, logical and reliable access
- Access lab results and current medications quickly and easily
- Graph lab results, medications and trends
- Generate decision support and reminders for physicians and staff
- Improved health contributes to improved quality of life and a more vibrant community
To Community Health Prevention Staff:
- Relevant client information in a single-view format
- Tracking and reporting on community health prevention programs
- Integrated with other health systems
- Improved diagnosis and treatment
- Significantly fewer errors within health records
- Faster care and decision making responses from health care providers
"The health centre will now operate with the data that is necessary to have a fully encompassing health delivery system, available at the fingertips of each practitioner. This will assist professionals and help attain health and wellness for all our members.
Ogimaa Duke Peltier, Chief of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Practice Solutions Suite
GHL has partnered with TELUS Health to implement the Practice Solutions Suite (PSS). PS Suite EMR is a powerful, intuitive clinical management system designed to optimize patient care, productivity and administrative capabilities. GHL is working in conjunction with its partners and TELUS to incorporate the Community Based Reporting Template into the EMR system. The aim is to reduce the additional workload on health centre staff that is required by the annual CBRT report.
- Customizable workflow toolbars to optimize productivity with the software
- Appointment and schedule management for single or multiple healthcare professionals and First Nations health program providers
- Extensive template library, including automatic note and letter-generation tools
- Developing Improved Reporting Mechanisms
Why Practice Solutions Suite and TELUS?
The data sharing functionality of the PS Suite EMR is a key factor in improving the health outcomes of the First Nation members, allowing Family Health Teams, Aboriginal Health Access Centres and other health care providers to share the same information.
PS Suite EMR includes Community Health Programming functionality, enabling First Nation health teams to track the status and progress of client intake into community prevention programming. Customized reports can monitor health program results.
TELUS Health is a leader in electronic medical records. It provides EMR solutions to more than 20,000+ Canadian physicians across the country, impacting more than 25 million client interactions each year.