Category Archives: Accountability

Ethical and legal responsibility for responsible, effective and efficient use of capital in all its forms – natural, social, organizational, human, and financial.

Mission attachment, satisfaction, employee retention

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlton_Yoshioka/publication/227530555_Mission_Attachment_and_Satisfaction_as_Factors_in_Employee_Retention/links/0c96052cab7da7314d000000.pdf “Nonprofit organizations rely on the mission to attract resources and guide decision making. Increasingly, mission statements are recognized as a strong management tool that can motivate employees and keep them focused on the organization’s purpose. This research investigated employee … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Healthy Systems | Leave a comment

Poor system design risking patient privacy?

When a health provider works for multiple organizations, laboratory data systems sometimes send the results to the incorrect location. That location will usually report the error back to the lab and destroy any sent documents. Apparently lab systems can only associate … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Healthy Systems, Sandy Hill, Systems | Leave a comment

Thoughts on AOHC – EMR validation process

Let me start by saying the PS Suite validation process improved significantly with the distribution of the requirements questions document. This is the first time I’ve been involved with one using time-limited, real-time polling. The fastest review and comment turnaround … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Sandy Hill, Systems | Leave a comment

US Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System Requirement (CCWIS)

The following from https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2017-title45-vol4/xml/CFR-2017-title45-vol4-sec1355-52.xml illustrates transparency in system development and outlines key high level requirements for a child welfare information system. What is interesting to me is the lack of any mention regarding system usability and implications for work effort, staff … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Child Welfare, Data Governance, Systems | Leave a comment

Toronto Star editorial promotes child welfare service standards

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/10/ontario-should-set-benchmarks-for-care-by-childrens-aid-societies-editorial.html?referrer= “Meanwhile, a government-appointed commission concluded in 2012 that the child protection system does not provide value for money, and described services as “fragmented, confused and siloed.” Its recommendations included creating a centralized computer system to standardize inconsistent data the … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Child Welfare, CPIN, Healthy Systems | Leave a comment

SAMS – a caution for CPIN?

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/01/30/internal-memo-shows-welfare-computer-system-problems-drag-on.html Large system implementations frequently go over budget, fail to meet schedules and are pushed out the door because senior decision makers fail to recognize (or are not communicated) the seriousness of existing deficiencies. SAMS is another IBM system which … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Child Welfare, CPIN, Systems | Leave a comment

Putting children not schedules at the centre of systems development

Trainers identify common case management situations with potential confusion regarding recording requirements and supervisory notifications for approval. April-15-14 Trainers Question: ” When recording a departure, does this need to be done through both a contact log (type – approved departure) … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Child Welfare, CPIN, Participatory Design | Leave a comment