The Digital Health Working Group manages NOHT-ÉSON’s Harmonized Information Management Plan which is designed to leverage digital technologies in creating efficiencies in integrated care and care pathways for Patient/Client & Family/Caregiver representatives.
At present, the group has established a digital inventory of the various systems, platforms and resources available through NOHT-ÉSON and is supporting the progress of the Niagara Health Navigator. With assistance from eHealth and Ontario Health the Digital Health Working Group is working to integrate such platforms as PrescribeIT, eReferral, eConsult and Clinical Connect. This will move NOHT- ÉSON further toward achieving 24/7 care coordination and effective transitions among care providers.
The Digital Working Group has implemented Virtual Urgent Care so patients don’t have to visit the emergency department for conditions that are not emergencies. As well, now in place for eligible people are remote monitoring care opportunities for those at home who have tested positive for COVID, who are palliative and need support or are recovering from knee, hip, shoulder and bowel surgeries. Also, thanks to the work of this group, the number of online appointment booking opportunities for family doctors is growing.
To find out more or to participate in Digital Health Working Group activities, express your interest in an e-mail to Digital Health’s Co-Leads Sonali Kohli and Frank Ruberto: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Digital Health Working Group Members
Niagara Medical Group Family Health Team
Centre d’ Sante
Pathstone Mental Health
Niagara Falls Community Health Centre
Contact Niagara for Children’s and Developmental Services
Hotel Dieu Shaver
Niagara Region EMS
Patient/Client & Family/Caregiver representative
Bridges Community Health Centre
Garden City Family Health Organization
Niagara North Family Health Team