ConnectingOntario Northern and Eastern Region

ConnectingOntario Northern and Eastern Region is one of three province-wide programs funded by eHealth Ontario that will give clinicians secure and timely access to electronic patient health information across the care continuum. The program will integrate health service providers’ existing electronic health record systems and connect them to a provincial electronic health record system through the ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer.

Ultimately, ConnectingOntario will enable province-wide information sharing so that clinicians, whether in a doctor’s office, community clinic, or hospital, can receive electronic access to patients’ personal health information anywhere and at any time.

ConnectingOntario Northern and Eastern Region covers a large geography comprised of the South East, Champlain, North East and North West LHINs and will provide more than 18,000 clinicians with access to the ConnectingOntario ClinicalViewer.

ConnectingOntario Northern and Eastern Region Benefits:

For Patients

For Clinicians

For The Health System

Your health care team can make faster, more informed decisions about your care

  • Improves efficiency of clinical decision-making

Delivers information to the right people at the right time, enhancing the patient / provider experience

  • Reduces unnecessary/duplicate tests and procedures

Faster access to valuable patient information

Reduces costs associated with managing paper records and duplicate tests and allows a more efficient transfer of accurate information

Puts information in the hands of the people who need it so you can experience better, coordinated care between different members of your care team including your family doctor, hospital and community care access centre

More time for patient care by reducing the amount of time spent on administrative tasks

Enhances health system planning, decision support and performance management

  • Improves transitions between health care providers

Improves the ability to manage, coordinate and plan patient care

Improves workflows and system efficiencies by reducing wait times and administrative paper-chasing

Avoids the need to repeat your medical history when you go to different health care providers like a social worker or a surgeon at the hospital

Provides a more complete picture of patient health information across the continuum of care

 

  • Reduces patient wait times

Improves the ability to monitor patient outcomes

 


For more information, please visit Connecting Ontario Northern and Eastern Region’s website.