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In the news: Access to narcotic information will improve patient care, Says ER Doctor

Recently, Guelph General Hospital (GGH) ER Doctor, Dr. Ian Digby, was interviewed by CBC Kitchener-Waterloo to discuss the connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) Program's Digital Health Drug Repository (DHDR). 

 

The early adopter sites (GGH, Guelph FHT, and Guelph Community Health Centre) are the first in the province to view provincial drug data via the cSWO Regional Clinical Viewer, ClinicalConnect™, which includes publicly funded drugs, monitored drugs (as of early December 2016) and pharmacy services information, in the integrated EHR. This initative is led by the eHealth Centre of Excellence, as the cSWO Change Management and Adoption Delivery Partner in the Waterloo Wellington region.

 

Says Dr. Digby:

 

"This is the best opportunity we've had yet to identify people who are maybe using the system inappropriately, and also to protect patients who are using it properly, but are just having complications from interactions with their medications."

 

"This is going to provide just an extra level of information for us about recent prescriptions, duplicate prescriptions, those sorts of things that we keep our eyes out for."

 

 

Click here to listen to the radio interview with the Morning Edition's Craig Norris.

 

Click here to view the article.

 

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