2022-03-24

SickKids, CHEO attain HIMSS Stage 7

Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) started their clinical information system journey a few years earlier than Connect Care, implementing in 2018 and also adopting Epic Systems. 

We are excited to learn that they have now attained the highest designation (HIMSS Stage 7) for using an electronic medical record to improve patient outcomes and engagement. As we progress in our own journey, we hope to achieve similar milestones!

2022-03-21

More Paths to Connect Care Help

The Connect Care Support concierge (help.connect-care.ca), the Connect Care Clinician Manual (manual.connect-care.ca) and a focused downtime resources page for prescribers (downtime.connect-care.ca) can be accessed in a variety of ways, either side of a Connect Care logon. Examples include links in the pop-up help that shows when the F1 key is used, the universal learning home dashboard, via the Hyperspace help menu, and by using "Connect Care" as a chart search keyword.

In addition, new icons have been added to the "myapps.ahs.ca" gateway that shows when users sign on from outside an AHS facility.


We recommend marking these as favourites so that they appear as soon as one's MyApps username and password are entered. Sometimes help is needed before Connect Care opens!

2022-03-18

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Ordering Therapy Plans - Launch 4 Prescriber-Led Support Sessions

Clinicians and prescribers who order ongoing therapies (IVIG, blood, antimicrobials, etc.) or who will participate in the conversion of Therapy Plans (pre-defined collection of related/standing orders that can apply to multiple/recurrent encounters over time) for Launch 4 patients are invited to attend orientation sessions. The sessions explain how therapy plans work, how they are used and how prior paper-based plans can be converted in readiness for launch. There will be demonstrations of Therapy Plan workflows and an opportunity to address questions. 

The following sessions provide background information and context, focusing on workflows with demonstrations. Although important for Launch 4 prescribers who anticipate Therapy Plan use, all Connect Care prescribers are welcome, as many may benefit from a refresher.

Clicking on the hyperlinked date for a session will open a calendar invite for that session, which you can then respond to and receive the meeting information

For more information, please see the below resources:

2022-03-11

All User Bulletin - Daylight Savings Time

All-user-bulletins highlight stumbling blocks that all prescribers need to be aware of when using the Connect Care clinical information system.

Daylight Savings Time

On March 13, 2022, clocks turn forward 1 hour at 02:00 to become 03:00.

While ambulatory care is little affected by what happens in the early hours of the morning, emergent, inpatient, surgical and critical care contexts can be sensitive to the loss or gain of small time intervals. The Connect Care Manual lists key considerations:

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