Health

Single, unified digital health records getting closer for area hospitals

On Dec. 3, seven partner hospital organizations, representing 14 hospitals in Central East Ontario, will introduce Epic – a new, digital clinical information system (CIS) that will provide a single, unified personal health record for each patient.

The risk of catching COVID from surfaces is remote; why not stop disinfecting?

‘COVID theatre’ doesn't reflect the fact that surface transmission is rare

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were filled with speculation, educated guesses on the part of the medical community, and mostly a lot of unknowns.

Long service and excellence awards celebrated at RMH

Ross Memorial Hospital hosted its annual Long Service and Excellence Awards in the hospital’s cafeteria, celebrating RMH staff and physicians marking significant milestones at the hospital, along with individuals nominated by their peers in specific categories of excellence.

Tim Shauf to lead massive fundraising campaign for Ross Memorial

Tim Shauf’s hometown in southern Alberta had no hospital. The nearest hospital was three towns away. That’s why he looks upon the Ross Memorial as a rock of security and community.

Kawartha Lakes to move forward with community safety and well-being plan

Ontario government invests in mobile mental health strategy

The Ontario government is improving access to mental health and addictions care for unserved and underserved areas in Kawartha Lakes and surrounding areas by investing in a new mobile mental health and addictions clinic.

OHIP-funded eye exams stopped until government blinks on financial support

OHIP-funded eye exams stopped until government blinks on financial support

OAO wants to build sustainable system says group's president

Ontario optometrists will no longer be providing OHIP insured eye exams until further notice, making good on a warning their professional association made in January.

More pop-up vaccination clinics coming, says health unit

After months of operating large mass immunization clinic sites in Cobourg, Minden, Fenelon Falls and Campbellford, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is shifting its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the coming weeks in favour of launching more pop-up clinics instead.