Category Archives: Sandy Hill

Remembering Heather Stecher

Heather is an advocate I will not forget. I say is because, although she left this earth January 3, 2021, I see her efforts at the Co-op in our efforts to improving accessibility, in our snow removal contracts, and in … Continue reading

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Christmas newsletter 2018

Each year you grow more important to us. A Twitter summary (280 chars) of this year would be: Kyle & Christine wed; summer with family / friends; Sue tick bite yr 2; Simon retired > work; son Simon race trophies; … Continue reading

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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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Ginger Gibbons and Monica Sullivan – Community Advocates

Dear Monica and Ginger, I Wanted to let you know that the years we worked together at RPCIA remain among my fondest personal memories and achievements. The Regent Park we knew is changed to the point of not being recognizable. … 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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