Canadian Journal of Surgery: Surgical wait list management in Canada during a pandemic: many challenges ahead

Surgical wait list management in Canada during a pandemic: many challenges ahead   The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a massive impact on waits for elective operations, with tens of thousands of scheduled surgeries being cancelled or postponed across Canada. Provincial governments will likely not only reopen elective surgical capacity when it is…

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

Ontario Health President and CEO, Matthew Anderson has released A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In April 2020, Ontario Health convened a group of experts to form the COVID-19 Response: Surgical andProcedural Planning Committee, chaired by Dr. Chris Simpson, to develop recommendations about how scheduled surgeries and procedures…

Canada Health Infoway’s funding is helping to improve access to care to Ontario citizens leveraging Novari eVisit technology

Canada Health Infoway’s funding is helping to improve access to care to Ontario citizens, leveraging Novari eVisit’s technology. Canada Health Infoway published the announcement below on their website on April 21, 2020 Click here to see the announcement on Canada Health Infoway’s website.     Expanding Access to Virtual Care Services in Ontario Infoway Partners…

COVID-19 Causing Massive Elective Surgical Backlog – Novari System Helps Manage the Recovery

To improve capacity to provide care for COVID-19 patients, provincial ministries of health and hospitals across the country have taken the unprecedented emergency action of cancelling most elective surgeries. Doing so has freed up hospital beds normally occupied by elective surgical patients following their surgeries. Cancelling elective surgeries is a difficult, but prudent, course of action during a pandemic emergency.  Unfortunately, doing so has created and…

Virtual Care and COVID-19

Virtual Care and COVID-19

Many healthcare systems around the world are turning to virtual care technology as they implement tools and strategies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.   Novari has executed an agreement with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to provide enhanced virtual care functionality, including “virtual waiting rooms”. As opposed to visiting hospital emergency departments or medical clinics, the…