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Showcase – Monday May 28

May 28, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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12:40 pm – 1:20 pm

Showcase Theatre, Parq Grand Ballroom, Conference Level

Title: From East to West: A Look at how jurisdictions leverage EHRs to enhance care coordination

This showcase will focus on how to get more value from EHRs from a clinical, technical, business and patient perspective. The discussion will use case study presentations from two jurisdictions in which Orion Health is active to display how EHRs are used by health professionals in different scenarios. The first, a case from Alberta, deals with e-Consult and e-Referral. It will also cover off how Alberta is connecting their EMRs to their EHR known as Netcare. The second case from the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information will present an example of how their EHR called HEALTHe NL is being leveraged for an eOrdering project with the Vascular Lab in St. John’s. This case will also present how the EHR is a valuable tool in safer medication management as under the new Prescription Monitoring Act legislation, prescribers will be required to review a patient’s medication profile using HEALTHe NL before writing a prescription for an opioid.

What these cases help to illuminate is the importance of sharing of information across jurisdictions to develop a clearer, more responsive patient profile, which helps with care plans. Orion Health has been working to identify gaps in the existing system. Identifying these enabling technologies, such as the ones used in Alberta, Newfoundland, and Labrador, is of benefit to the system. Being the first of its kind in Canada the Alberta EMR to EHR integration is crucial.


  • Gillian Sweeney
  • Dr. Allen Ausford
  • Dr. Chris Hobson



May 28, 2018
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm