Category Archives: Sandy Hill

Thanks for a very good 2 years

Will miss wringing the most out of the systems and your data collection efforts. This was my last day at Sandy Hill CHC. Two years ago I’d accepted a contract to help make NOD work for you. It was / … Continue reading

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Difficult to change commercial systems

Getting changes and corrections to commercial systems can be frustrating. When the system itself is a sunset product, it is impossible.  During the course of this issue we received conflicting response of the data source and its mutability. The following … Continue reading

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Speak out for love and against hatred

The Association of Ontario Health Centre’s statement on the rise of Islamaphobia deserves wide reading. Full disclosure, I work at a community health centre and live happily with  Muslims, a mosque and recent immigrants as neighbours. “The attack on the … 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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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

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