All posts by Lauren MacDougall

Senior Advisor, IM/IT, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Virtual Care Services Enhances Patient Care in Nova Scotia

More than 20 years ago the Nova Scotia Telehealth Network (NSTN) was introduced into health care as the first of its kind to use videoconferencing technology to deliver remote patient care. With advancements in technology, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre (IWK) are making investments to allow for the exploration of … Continue reading Virtual Care Services Enhances Patient Care in Nova Scotia

Community Health Team Innovation: Informatics Strategies & Solutions in Primary Health Care

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Community Health Teams (CHTs) offer free wellness programs and services in communities in the greater Halifax area. These teams focus on the promotion of health and wellness by supporting individuals and families to build knowledge, confidence and skills to make healthier lifestyle choices and prevent and manage risk factors that … Continue reading Community Health Team Innovation: Informatics Strategies & Solutions in Primary Health Care

Informatics Improves Management of Blood Services

Clinical Informatics promotes the understanding, integration, and application of information technology in health care settings. Clinical informaticians transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes, improve patient care, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. In the fall of 2014, the Pathology Informatics group at … Continue reading Informatics Improves Management of Blood Services