In the past I have been intrigued by the use of flu and cold medicine retail sales data to track seasonal health patterns. The usage of this sales data is just one demonstration of the value of electronic data leveraged to support health care. Along a similar vein, an article by Rosie Lombardi (Technology for Doctors Online) describes research completed by Mark Dredze and Michael J.
Mobile communication technologies in healthcare: Policy implications for both clinicians and consumers
Have the policies for the use of mobile technology in your organization kept up with the times? The organization where I am employed is currently struggling with policy development to protect patient confidentiality without impeding information sharing. Because of this, I was drawn to the editorial by Sara Jackson in FierceMobileHealthcare, ‘Smart Phone Bans: Does your hospital need a policy?’
The HIMSS position statement “Transforming Nursing Practice through Technology & Informatics” was recently released and was sent to me via a colleague who is involved with the HIMSS Ontario Chapter. The main feature of this report that caught my attention was its overall reflective tone and measured recommendations for the future. In sum, it is (in my estimation) a well crafted blueprint for the development of nursing informatics in the co
This article from Canadian Healthcare Technology came across my desk today and I’m a little saddened that Google didn’t see the value in maintaining this free service. I wonder if the MOHLTC would consider offering a simplified version of this tool on their website as a strategy for encouraging the engagement of Ontarians in their own health.
Over the next few months, the ONIG communication team will go about revising how we communicate with the larger ONIG membership. We're hoping to use this website more effectively to broadcast informatics related news and keep our membership engaged. Hopefully by fall 2011, we'll have a stronger presence on our website, complemented by other social media tools like our twitter feed (@onigrnao) and the potential use of Linkedin.
**Registration closes June 9th at 23:59 EST for in-person attendance. Webcast and OTN registration will remain open**
Each year, ONIG sponsors two $1000 RNFOO scholarships for individuals who are interested and studying some element of informatics at the undergraduate or graduate level. This year, we are pleased to announce the winners of the ONIG Scholarships!
Theme: Process Improvement Models: How they can help in Clinical Projects
Date: February 24th, 2010
ONIG's New Logo
We will be phasing in this new logo over the next few months in our literature and communications.
Black and White version and Colour version