The HIMSS 2016 Davies Enterprise Award winner, North York General Hospital (NYGH) is one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals that serves a culturally diverse communities of North Toronto. Known for its willingness to adopt innovative technology to promote the ideal patient experience, North York embarked on a project to transform their electronic health record system (EHR) from a HIMSS stage 2 to a HIMSS stage 6. The eCare project focuses on improving the quality and safety of care by the following:
- Improving the prevention of nosocomial Venous Thromboembolism (VTE).
- Reducing preventable inpatient death.
- Reducing medication errors with closed-loop medication administration system.
- Medication reconciliation that reduces risk of unintended medication discrepancies.