Features added to help improve patient safety,
increase care coordination, and reduce administrative
Texas, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Georgian Bay Information Network (GBIN), a partnership of six
Ontario healthcare organizations,
is advancing its use of Oracle Health's electronic health records
(EHR) by adding new capabilities for advanced clinical services,
optimized medication administration, and oncology specialty support
under its recently launched multi-year project called eNautilus.
These additions are expected to help caregivers improve patient
safety, enhance collaboration between caregivers across facilities,
and reduce the administrative burden on clinicians across the
GBIN's combined 15 hospitals.
The GBIN includes Brightshores Health System (formerly Grey
Bruce Health Services and Oracle Health client since 1998), Hanover
& District Hospital (joined 2002), South Bruce Grey Health
Centre (joined 2005), Muskoka Algonquin Health Care (joined 2015),
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital (joined 2016), and Almonte
General Hospital (joined 2017), all of which use a common EHR to
help streamline patient information. This collaboration has been
essential to making GBIN one of the first multi-site organizations
to have a single, shared health record to support patients across
multiple sites in the region. Aligning GBIN organizations to the
same technology helps increase productivity, enhance care
coordination nearly anywhere the patient is treated, and improve
patient care decisions.
"Oracle's technology has been a game-changer in the way we
deliver healthcare to patients and is a core pillar of our digital
transformation," said Jamie Page,
director, EMR Integration, GBIN. "Its robust functionality has
enabled us to scale EHR across our network while adding new
functionality to meet the changing needs of our organizations. Now,
we can create and maintain a single, portable health record that
follows a patient as they visit various caregivers across our
regions. This gives clinicians access to comprehensive patient
information to better inform decisions and improve care
coordination for patients."
The GBIN manages more than 610,000 outpatient visits and
over 30,000 inpatient admissions per year though their 15
facilities, offering a wide range of services, including complex
surgeries, total joint replacements, cancer treatment, laboratory,
MRI and CT diagnostics, ambulatory care, and 24/7 emergency
New modules advance EHR capabilities
By integrating new Oracle Health modules with the EHR, including
computerized physician order entry and closed-loop medication
reconciliation, clinicians within the GBIN can more quickly and
easily enter medical orders electronically, which can help reduce
the risk of handwritten order errors, streamline workflows, and
lower costs. The new modules can also help increase patient safety
by helping to ensure the correct medication and dosage is
administered to the right patient at the right point of care.
Using Oracle's Oncology EHR solutions, the GBIN is able to
create a single, centralized patient record inclusive of all cancer
treatment information to drive more personalized patient care.
"We are working to help the clinicians within the GBIN deliver
more personalized and effective care and treatment plans for their
patients across their region," said Brian
Sandager, vice president, Canada, Oracle Health. "By connecting this
healthcare ecosystem, Oracle Health can help them provide better
experiences and health care decisions for patients while reducing
administrative functions and overall operating expenses."
About Georgian Bay Information Network
GBIN is a
partnership consisting of six healthcare organizations with 15
hospitals, who together share one instance of Oracle Health's
Electronic Medical Record.
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