Who we are
Giiwednong Health Link (GHL) is comprised of fourteen (14) First Nation community stakeholders on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore of Lake Huron. It serves a population of approximately 27, 335 members, geographically dispersed in the Northeastern Ontario region.
To provide better access to health information for its member communities, GHL’s current project is the implementation of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada, and with the cooperation of service providers in the province of Ontario.
GHL has partnered with a recognized private industry leader, TELUS Health, to implement the Practice Solutions Suite (PS Suite) EMR, which is already utilized by many medical practitioners/professionals providing services in the member communities.
Improving the health and well-being of the GHL First Nations community members through digital health innovation.
We strive to be a Centre of Excellence that collaborates with GHL First Nations health care providers to:
- achieve 1 client – 1 record, shared amongst all health care providers and available when needed and where needed
- support informed decision-making based on accurate data
GHL facilitates the implementation of eHealth solutions by being the contact point for the vendor and the First Nation health centres. Arranging for the necessary IT architecture and configuration, and verifying the technological readiness for the EMR system, GHL frees health centre staff to focus on optimizing their delivery of health care to their clients.
GHL attends and supports staff during the initial software training provided by the vendor, and then provides additional support, in person, by email or phone on an ongoing basis. GHL assists First Nation health centre staff adapt the software to their specific needs and provides suggestions on how to optimize its use.
GHL provides health centres with customizable templates that ensure the centres and their EMR users are compliant with the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004.
Board of Directors
President, Leila Macumber
Serpent River First Nation
Vice President, Craig Abotossaway
Mnaamodzawin Health Services
Secretary/Treasurer, Carmen Wabegijig-Nootchtai
Director, Rhonda Peltier
Mississauga First Nation
Director, Diane Jacko
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Director, Roger Beaudin
M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION