Category Archives: Healthy Systems

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

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Benefits and costs of open source EMR

McMaster operates a web site at https://know2act.org for sharing clinical and EMR related knowledge. As expected on the EMR side, it offers user-supplied OSCAR solutions.  This is an example of some of the costs/benefits of open source. Benefits: Their accessibility and openness … Continue reading

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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

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OSCAR – DB reference and resources

High quality open source applications have academic articles published about their development, features, and usage. The following excerpt is from one discussing database reverse engineering using OSCAR as the case. A very technical analysis, it shows a level of transparency that is … Continue reading

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Rideau River Walk

Since last August, Sue and I have been living 50 metres from the Rideau River. Our Conservation Co-operative is blessed with greenery. On a day like today going to work is more meditation than walk. Moving alongside the river, nature’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on policy, organizations and people during technological change

I’m still amazed how everyone at the then OPC gave us the motivation, space and patience to adapt and apply rapidly changing technology to growing a people network. Data and connections are now part of almost everything. In my view, … Continue reading

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Better Beginnings, Better Futures Position Paper

After 25 years, BBBF has published an impressive position paper  BBBF Position Paper-Nov2015final. My contribution to this long term research project was setting up communications, reporting and accounting systems in the original 12 community locations.  Eight of these continue to operate. … Continue reading

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