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November 30, 2018

November eUpdate Now Available!

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November 02, 2018

ClinicalConnect: A Year in Review

It’s been just over a year since ClinicalConnect underwent a major upgrade. The HITS eHealth Office at Hamilton Health Sciences, responsible for operating ClinicalConnect, wanted to highlight all that’s been done to respond to feedback and continuously improve the system’s performance for end users.

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October 31, 2018

October eUpdate Now Available!

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October 25, 2018

DHDR Data Enhancements in ClinicalConnect

We are pleased to share information about new features related to how data from the Digital Health Drug Repository (DHDR) displays in ClinicalConnect. Click here for additional detail. 
 

September 28, 2018

September eUpdate Now Available!

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August 31, 2018

August eUpdate Now Available!

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July 31, 2018

July eUpdate Now Available!

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July 12, 2018

Additional Home & Community Care Data Now Available in ClinicalConnect

The HITS eHealth Office is pleased to announce that Home & Community Care (HCC) data from Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) located outside south west Ontario is now available in ClinicalConnect. The additional data, available in the ClinicalConnect’s Home & Community Care Module, includes:

  • Coordinated Care Plans
  • Equipment & Supplies
  • Notes
  • Referrals
  • Risks
  • Safety Issues
  • Services

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June 29, 2018

June eUpdate Now Available!

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May 31, 2018

May eUpdate Now Available!

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May 25, 2018

Additional Primary Care Data Now Accessible in ClinicalConnect™

Following the initial integration of ClinicalConnect with eHealth Ontario’s Primary Care Clinical Data Repository (pcCDR) on December 2, 2017, we are pleased to announce that in addition to the sub-set of data already contributed by McMaster Family Health Team (FHT), a sub-set of data from three additional FHTs is now also available to authorized users of the Primary Care module in ClinicalConnect.

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May 01, 2018

April eUpdate Now Available!

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April 05, 2018

March eUpdate Now Available!

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February 28, 2018

February eUpdate Now Available!

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February 06, 2018

Optimal Web Browsers for ClinicalConnect

In an effort to keep the ClinicalConnect community aware of work to improve your user experience, part of that work has revealed that Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, MacOS Safari or Mozilla Firefox will all yield better performance (i.e. speed) over any version of Internet Explorer (IE), and Google Chrome is currently recognized to yield the best performance.

The reason for this is that the Javascript Engine used by Chrome is 40% faster than the one used by IE, even at its most recent version 11. With respect to ClinicalConnect's performance when using Google Chrome, it's been proven that speed increases by between 30% and 70%.

The overall browser performance improves with every new version of Chrome (or alternate browser as listed above), while Microsoft is no longer further developing its IE11 and its performance is frozen at 2013 levels. Microsoft IE has been superseded by Edge.

We do recognize that certain healthcare organizations may be restricted to the use of IE. Work is ongoing to identify ways to improve the performance for users who are limited to using IE to access ClinicalConnect.

February 01, 2018

January eUpdate Now Available

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December 06, 2017

“Connect” Business Acquired by Aptean Corp.

Please be advised it’s just been announced that Aptean Corp. has acquired the ‘Connect’ division of Influence Health. Influence Health is the vendor of Connect, the platform on which ClinicalConnect™, the regional clinical viewer for south west Ontario, is built. Click here to read the complete announcement.

December 02, 2017

ClinicalConnect Integrated with SJHH's Epic System & eHealth Ontario's pcCDR

We are pleased to announce the successful integration of ClinicalConnect with St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's new hospital information system, Epic, as well as eHealth Ontario's Primary Care Clinical Data Repository. Click here to read complete announcement.

December 01, 2017

November eUpdate Now Available!

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November 05, 2017

Major Upgrade of ClinicalConnect Now Live

Click here to read about the new version of ClinicalConnect and its enhanced features and functionality.

November 02, 2017

October eUpdate Now Available!

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October 04, 2017

September eUpdate Now Available!

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August 31, 2017

August eUpdate Now Available!

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July 31, 2017

July eUpdate Now Available!

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June 30, 2017

June eUpdate Now Available!

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June 22, 2017

Overview of UAO Selector in ClinicalConnect

Click here to read more about the "Under Authority Of" (UAO) selector for users authorized by multiple organizations to access ClinicalConnect.

June 14, 2017

Mark Farrow, VP of HITS & CIO, HHS, on making a difference with ClinicalConnect

Mark Farrow, VP of HITS & CIO, Hamilton Health Sciences, recently was interviewed by healthsystemCIO.com and spoke about leveraging data to improve population health and how ClinicalConnect makes a difference in Southwestern Ontario. Click here to read the article.

June 01, 2017

May eUpdate Now Available!

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April 28, 2017

April eUpdate now Available!

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April 03, 2017

March eUpdate now Available!

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March 02, 2017

February eUpdate now Available!

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February 02, 2017

January eUpdate now Available!

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January 10, 2017

December eUpdate now Available!

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December 21, 2016

December 02, 2016

November eUpdate now Available!

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October 31, 2016

October eUpdate now Available!

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September 30, 2016

September eUpdate now Available!

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September 06, 2016

August eUpdate now Available!

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August 09, 2016

July eUpdate now Available!

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July 04, 2016

June eUpdate now Available!

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June 29, 2016

May 31, 2016

May eUpdate now Available!

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May 04, 2016

April eUpdate now Available!

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April 04, 2016

March eUpdate now available!

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March 01, 2016

February eUpdate now available!

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February 25, 2016

HOBIC and Lab Module Updates to ClinicalConnect

Click here to read about updates pertaining to HOBIC data as well as a Days Back filter update applied in ClinicalConnect, effective February 25, 2016.

January 29, 2016

January eUpdate now available!

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January 05, 2016

ClinicalConnect Featured in UK-based Health Management Journal

Click here to read ClinicalConnect Portal: Improving Patient Care & Efficiency, published in Volume 15, Issue 4, 2015 in Health Management: The Journal.

December 23, 2015

December eUpdate now available!

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December 02, 2015

November eUpdate now available!

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October 30, 2015

October eUpdate now available!

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October 05, 2015

September eUpdate now available!

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August 31, 2015

August eUpdate now available!

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August 04, 2015

July eUpdate now available!

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July 16, 2015

Final Acute Care Hospital Data Integration with ClinicalConnect™ Now Complete

Data from all 67 acute care hospital sites in South West Ontario is now accessible in the cSWO Regional Clinical Viewer, ClinicalConnect, following the successful integration of the remaining six hospital sites in the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network. Click here to read more.

July 02, 2015

June eUpdate now available!

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May 29, 2015

May eUpdate now available!

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May 01, 2015

April eUpdate now available!

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April 29, 2015

March 31, 2015

March eUpdate now available!

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February 27, 2015

February eUpdate now available!

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January 30, 2015

January eUpdate now available!

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January 28, 2015

Phase 2 of the SWODIN Diagnostic Images Integration with ClinicalConnect Complete

We are pleased to announce that Phase 2 of the integration of diagnostic images from the Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN) with ClinicalConnect is complete. Diagnostic images from the following hospitals are now available in ClinicalConnect:
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Wellington Health Information Network (WHIN), which includes Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Louise Marshall Hospital, Palmerston and District Hospital & Guelph General Hospital
The addition of diagnostic images from these hospitals complements those already available in ClinicalConnect for Hamilton Health Sciences, Norfolk General Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital. Click here to read the full release.

December 10, 2014

November 28, 2014

November eUpdate now available!

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November 26, 2014

Update on CCAC Information Available in ClinicalConnect

click here to read more about the changes to CCAC client health information available in ClinicalConnect.

November 19, 2014

November 03, 2014

October eUpdate now available!

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September 30, 2014

September eUpdate now available!

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August 29, 2014

August eUpdate now available!

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July 31, 2014

July eUpdate now available!

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July 28, 2014

ClinicalConnect User Forum now available!

We welcome everyone to join our new online forum to get helpful information about ClinicalConnect. Click here to see a short tutorial on how to use the forum. To visit the forum: Click Here  

July 22, 2014

Phase 1 of the SWODIN Diagnostic Images Integration with ClinicalConnect Complete

We are pleased to announce Phase 1 of the integration of diagnostic images from the Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN) with ClinicalConnect is complete. The first site to go live is Norfolk General Hospital; images from more hospitals will follow in the next phases of this integration. The addition of these images will complement the diagnostic imaging reports that are already available in ClinicalConnect. Read more...

July 10, 2014

June eUpdate now available!

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May 30, 2014

May eUpdate now available!

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April 26, 2014

April eUpdate now available!

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April 23, 2014

OLIS Data Now Available in ClinicalConnect

We are pleased to announce that lab requests and results from eHealth Ontario’s Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) have successfully been integrated into ClinicalConnect, a secure web-based clinical viewer. Click here to read more.

April 23, 2014

Bluewater Health Data Now Available in ClinicalConnect

We are pleased to announce that hospital data from Bluewater Health has now been integrated into the ClinicalConnect portal. This marks the first completed integration in Erie St. Clair (ESC) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) as part of the connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) Program. Click here to read more.

April 09, 2014

Significant Data Enhancements and Integrations Now Available in ClinicalConnect

We are pleased to announce significant updates to ClinicalConnect, a secure web portal that provides authorized physicians and clinicians with a single point of access to an expanding data set for patients in south west Ontario. 
Effective April 10, 2014, the following data and functionality is now available:
  1. An expanded Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) data set, as well as new data from the Erie St. Clair (ESC) and South West (SW) CCACs
  2. Patient Header flag identifying Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Health Links patients
  3. Self-Service Password Management for users at Partner and Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC) sites to change/unlock/reset passwords
Click here to read more.

February 28, 2014

HPHA/AMGH Hospital Data Integration With ClinicalConnect Complete

We are pleased to announce that hospital data from Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) and Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) has now been integrated into the ClinicalConnect portal. This marks the first completed integration outside of the Waterloo Wellington (WW) and Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) LHINs, and is the first of many patient data integrations from across this region as part of the connecting South West Ontario (cSWO) Program. ClinicalConnect is the regional clinical viewer for the cSWO Program, funded by eHealth Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences is the regional service delivery partner deploying ClinicalConnect across the four South West LHINs. The cSWO Program is foundational to eHealth Ontario’s commitment to integrate electronic health information for all Ontarians. Read More by Clicking Here

February 18, 2014

C-HOBIC Transition Synoptic Report Now Available in ClinicalConnect

C-HOBIC Transition Synoptic Report is now available in the ClinicalConnect Transcription module. The report illustrates clinical outcome data on adult patients who experience an acute care hospital stay. By comparing the patient’s status between admission and discharge health care providers (HCPs) can plan the appropriate care and resources to manage ongoing care to optimize patient health. Access to this information supports the coordination and effectiveness of care between HCPs and health service provider organizations as the patient transition from one organization or level of care to another. This coordinated approach facilitates excellent care for all but is especially important in chronic care management for those high needs patients identified in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Health Links initiatives. Read More by Clicking Here

February 18, 2014

Affiliate Status Partnership to Provide Access to ClinicalConnect

The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) LHIN eHealth Office is pleased to announce a new process for access to ClinicalConnect for those physicians without hospital credentials in the 28 hospitals in the HNHB and Waterloo Wellington (WW) LHINs. As of October 2013, physicians currently not credentialed at one of the 28 hospitals in HNHB and WW LHINs will have an alternative process by which they can obtain access to ClinicalConnect. This will involve a new streamlined process granting access to ClinicalConnect and will involve limited privileges granted by Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). Physicians granted limited privileges under this new process will abide by the Rules and Regulations and By-laws of HHS. Read More by Clicking Here