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Jun 27, 2019

Epic uses the latest technology to securely store, organize, and access patient records while maintaining patient privacy. If you have come to The Ottawa Hospital lately, you may have noticed an excitement in the air. On June 1, our hospital, and five other health-care organizations in Eastern Ontario launched the Epic digital health network. These […]

Jun 20, 2019

Smudging is often used when someone is born, or someone dies, or during a crisis. It might also be part of a patient’s everyday spiritual practices. For many patients and families, spiritual practices can help manage the stress of time spent in hospital. For First Nations and Métis patients and families, these practices might include […]

Jun 12, 2019

Kirstin Henderson (left), practice lead for the ISAEC program, explains parts of the spine to a patient. Education is one of the focuses of the ISAEC. Lynne Miles is grateful that her life has returned to normal. She felt debilitating low back pain for three months before she went to the Inter-professional Spine Assessment and […]

Jun 6, 2019

Hundreds of staff members worked for weeks to carefully transfer hundreds of thousands of pieces of patient information to the Epic system in a process called cutover. When patients visited the hospital on June 1, it was a seemingly normal day. Appointments were held, meals delivered, and tests taken. But instead of the paper charts […]

May 30, 2019

Jennifer Shamess, former patient and member of the Cancer Care Patient and Family Advisory Council, tested out the virtual reality equipment Imagine looking out onto a mountain vista. You hear the birds chirping, you see the sun beaming down on the mountain range, and you watch as butterflies float by. It doesn’t sound like a […]

May 8, 2019

Yvonne Wilson, front row, centre, and Ann Mitchell, directly to Wilson’s left, were part of a talented group of nurses who showed clinical expertise and leadership as The Ottawa Hospital prepares for the launch of Epic, the digital health network on June 1. Hundreds of nurses across six health-care partners are leading the charge towards […]

May 1, 2019

Dr. Kari Sampsel, Medical Director of the SAPACP, and others offer compassionate care to survivors of sexual assault. When a sexual assault occurs, it can be hard for a survivor to know what to do or where to go. If they choose to go to The Ottawa Hospital, they will be met with compassionate care. […]

Apr 24, 2019

Angie Hamson (Right) is happy that she no longer has to cart around her big blue binder. The new digital health records system has a patient portal, called MyChart, that allows Angie and Charlie to securely see Charlie’s real-time, up-to-date test results digitally. When he transitions to The Ottawa Hospital as an adult, Charlie can […]

Apr 17, 2019

Staff working in OR3 at the General Campus, where the OR Black Box was installed, are helping researchers study the effects of ‘soft skills’ such as leadership, communications and teamwork. Technical skills are clearly part of a successful surgery, but what about ‘soft skills’ like leadership, communications and teamwork? Dr. Sylvain Boet and his research […]

Apr 10, 2019

Brian Oliver was inspired to become a volunteer for The Ottawa Hospital after his wife, Elaine Oliver, received care. His sharing spirit and warm smile make other patients feel at ease. Everyone who volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital has a reason.  For Brian Oliver, that reason was to pay tribute to the people who helped […]