Saskatchewan Deploys COVID-19 Novari eReferral & Central Intake System

  Saskatchewan Deploys COVID-19 Novari eReferral & Central Intake System   KINGSTON ON & REGINA SK, August 10, 2020 – The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) in partnership with eHealth Saskatchewan has deployed the Novari eReferral & central intake system province-wide for COVID-19 testing and assessment referrals.  Working closely together, SHA, eHealth and Novari Health staff quickly…

Novari Health Wins Microsoft’s 2020 Crisis Champion IMPACT Award for Ontario Wide Virtual Care Clinic to Support the COVID-19 Response

  KINGSTON, July 25, 2020: The Microsoft Crisis Champion IMPACT award recognizes the Microsoft partner who has had a significant impact on people, businesses, and/or communities in Canada, with quick response, innovative solutions, and empathy toward those affected by the coronavirus. On Tuesday, July 22, 2020, it was announced virtually at the annual Microsoft Inspire…

CBC News: How Surgical Smoothing Could Help Ease the Medical Backlog Created by COVID-19

  In their recent article, CBC news reporter Colin Butler details the fact that surgical smoothing could help to eliminate conflict and adds granularity to medical decision-making: Cancelled surgeries have an estimated backlog of 100,000 elective procedures that have been delayed because of the pandemic – procedures that range from cataract removals to knee replacements, cardiac procedures and transplants – all medically necessary…

―A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario Health: A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, Ontario Health has released on May 7, 2020, an updated Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic identifying recommendations for reintroducing scheduled surgical and procedural work, as well as the basis on which to prioritize this work. The recommendations provided in this document have since…

Virtual Care for Patients

In collaboration with patients and their families, the Canadian Medical Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada have created this guide to help patients prepare for “virtual visits” with their doctor. It focuses on video visits, although it is also possible to receive virtual…

Ontario Health: Optimizing Elective Surgery: Virtual Care Supports in the COVID-19 Context

Ontario Health recently published an insightful infographic on Optimizing Elective Surgery: Virtual Care Supports in the COVID-19 Context. As the health system begins resumption of elective surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually enabled models of care can help streamline pre and post surgical delivery and processes while  minimizing inperson contact. Virtual and digital tools enable…