Connecting South West Ontario Electronic Health Record Solutions

Regional Clinical Viewer, ClinicalConnectTM

ClinicalConnect is a secure online web-portal that provides health care professionals, such as doctors and nurses with real-time access to their patients’ electronic medical information from local hospitals and Community Care Access Centres (CCACs). This means that care providers can securely look up information about their patients online.

ClinicalConnect contains essential patient care information such as hospital admissions, visits, allergies, lab results, orders for tests, pathology, microbiology, infectious diseases, blood bank, hospital medications, and transcribed reports such as discharge summaries, diagnostic services, radiology/nuclear medicine,  CCAC data  (medical and personal contacts, nursing services and placement information).

Currently all hospitals in Waterloo Wellington and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHINs are connected through ClinicalConnect. The cSWO Program is now deploying ClinicalConnect in Erie St. Clair and South West LHINs.  Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, and Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance were completed on February 25, 2014, Bluewater Health went live on April 24th, and nine hospital corporations as part of the Thames Valley and Regional Hospitals went live on August 20th.  This means 73% of the hospitals in south west Ontario now provide data as part of the development of an integrated EHR. In addition, lab requests and results from eHealth Ontario’s Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) are now integrated into ClinicalConnect, effective April 24th.   All hospitals in South West Ontario will be connected by Summer 2015. 

Visit the ClinicalConnect website here.

Hospital Report Manager (HRM)

eHealth Ontario, and its delivery partner, OntarioMD, have developed a technology solution that is sending hundreds of reports electronically from hospitals and independent health facilities to clinician electronic medical record (EMR) systems across the province.

The cSWO program is working with OntarioMD, a subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), to ensure eligible clinicians in south west Ontario benefit from HRM.

The cSWO program brings these and other initiatives together into a cohesive and focused effort that will accelerate the achievement of provincial integrated EHR objectives. Leveraging of local knowledge and experience with local health service providers, their priorities, capabilities, and capacity for change and adoption of integrated EHR solutions is critical to drive widespread adoption across the cluster.

Learn more about HRM here.