St. Michael’s Hospital: Health Records management
St Michael’s Hospital (SMH), located in Toronto, is a world-renowned academic health sciences center affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to being a teaching hospital, SMH leads the way in clinical care, education and research in heart disease, trauma and critical care, neurosurgery, arthritis and osteoporosis, keyhole surgery, diabetes, cancer care and care of the homeless and vulnerable populations in the inner city. SMH is also the designated adult trauma center for downtown Toronto and a major referral center for the province of Ontario.
However, recognizing that moving to an EPR is not an instantaneous transition and that paper records will still play a role in patient information management for several years to come, SMH needed to find a document management system that could bridge the paper and electronic worlds. The system would need to be integrated with the health system’s clinical information system (CIS) so that physicians could view content from the document management system without having to log into a separate application. Further, SMH hoped this streamlined approach to records management would address space and accessibility issues in its Health Records Department.
How CGI Helped
The bottom line: Easy retrieval of patient health records available any time, any where.
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