Every Step Conference | Calling all primary care nurses using electronic medical records (EMRs)

The EMR: Every Step Conference is an initiative of the RNAO/OntarioMD Collaborative Peer Leader Program, a collaborative project designed to increase awareness of and engagement in EMR use in primary care practices. 

Calling all Nursing Faculty to fill out this short survey.

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) would like to obtain feedback from nursing faculty about the usefulness and relevance of the RNAO Nurse Educator eHealth Resource. 

Supporting Ontario primary care nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians and their staff

Ontario primary care settings are at various stages of adoption and utilization of electronic medical records (EMRs). Some practices are still contemplating moving away from paper charting while others are beginning to embrace technology. There are practices that are getting very comfortable using EMRs.

Social media tools to improve public health

Through its ImagineNation Challenge, Canada Health Infoway (CHI) is encouraging the Public Health community to use social media in creative and innovative ways to improve public health. Teams can register their initiative at any time between February 26 and September 30, 2014. If you enter by March 26, 2014, you qualify for a chance to receive one of three $1000 preliminary awards. In addition to awards for being effective and innovative, participants can receive feedback on their social media initiative from experts. To learn more see: http://imaginenationchallenge.ca/publichealth/

Hacking Health

RNAO's eHealth Community may be interested in knowing about Hacking Health. Hacking Health's mission is "to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems." One thing that they do well is get patients, providers and technology experts together in the same time and place so that they can engage in discussing the "art of the possible." This is done with a view to improving the quality and safety of health care using technology.

Competency Matrix for eHealth / Informatics

Hi all, I am wondering if any organization has implemented, or previously used, a 'competency matrix' for adding clinical informatics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to enhance adoption of eHealth initiatives by experience level and Healthcare Provider, that they would be willing to share? Thanks, Lori

Using the EMR to enhance the patient experience in primary care

Thank you to Lisa Ruddy, RN, Ontario MD Nurse Peer Leader, for your presenation today entitled Using the EMR to enhance the patient experience in primary care.” 

Social Media for Nurses

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share a new initiative we have started at The Ottawa Hospital. We have launched a social media campaign for our nurses that includes: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. Our goal is to connect nurses and support excellence in nursing practice here at TOH. I welcome everyone to join, and see what we are doing. Looking forward to feedback! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TOH-Nurses/518536571577113 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOHNurses Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nursingeducatio/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/tohnurses

eHealth Champion workshops - register today!

The RNAO Nursing and eHealth project team is delighted to announce two upcoming Nursing and eHealth workshops. 

Get $25,000 to implement nursing order sets in your organization

Health-care organizations interested in participating in a leading-edge pilot project have another opportunity. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is pleased to announce the re-issue of its request for proposal (RFP) to implement and evaluate nursing order sets in eligible organizations.

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