Health and Safety

Published on Thu, 10/01/2009 by Canadian Medical Association

Awards to honor excellence in local health reporting

Awards to honor excellence in local health reporting

Ottawa, September 30, 2009 – The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) are now inviting local newspapers and broadcasters to submit their health-related stories for consideration to the 2010 Media Awards for Health Reporting.

Published on Thu, 09/24/2009 by Canadian Cancer Society

Finally, a fundraiser that fits your busy lifestyle!

Finally, a fundraiser that fits your busy lifestyle!

When was the last time you got together with the girls? Last week? Last year? Want a good excuse to take back time for yourself and re-connect with girls you haven't spent quality time with since that pot-luck two years ago or New Year's Eve 1999?

Why not spend a Girls Night In!

The Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario has launched Girls Night In (www.GirlsNightInForCancer.ca), a fun and flexible fundraising program that can turn any kind of get-together into an opportunity to support research into cancers that affect women.

Published on Wed, 09/23/2009 by A Vogel

The natural health trend – what you need to know

The natural health trend – what you need to know

Getting up too often in the night?
Try a natural solution to enlarged prostate.

By Josée Fortin, ND

Gary M. wasn't sleeping well at all. Every night he would have to get up six or seven times to go to the bathroom. Hardly the recipe for facing the following day rested and refreshed.

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Pharmaceutical Information Network means better patient care for Albertans

Pharmaceutical Information Network means better patient care for Albertans

ATTN: ALBERTA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Pharmaceutical Information Network means better patient care for Albertans

A safe and efficient electronic system to view patient medication records is leading to better health care for Albertans.

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

PharmaNet Expanding to Further Improve Patient Care

PharmaNet Expanding to Further Improve Patient Care

ATTN: BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
PharmaNet Expanding to Further Improve Patient Care

British Columbia's PharmaNet Drug Information System (DIS) is a province-wide success. Last year alone PharmaNet protected patients by helping pharmacists identify potentially adverse drug events in some 30,000 prescriptions. In total, more than 55 million prescriptions were processed through the system, which links all BC community pharmacies with a central data system.

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Drug Profile Viewer provides medication history for ER patients

Drug Profile Viewer provides medication history for ER patients

ATTN: ONTARIO (GTA VERSION) NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Drug Profile Viewer provides medication history for ER patients

Ontario's Drug Profile Viewer (DPV) technology is having a major impact on patient safety according to health care providers in hospital emergency rooms.

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

e-Health technology coming to province's community pharmacies

e-Health technology coming to province's community pharmacies

ATTN: NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
e-Health technology coming to province's community pharmacies

Coming soon to a community pharmacy near you, the Pharmacy Network, Newfoundland and Labrador’s electronic drug information system (DIS), will help to ensure greater patient safety for citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador needing prescriptions filled.

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Drug Profile Viewer provides medication history for ER patients

Drug Profile Viewer provides medication history for ER patients

ATTN: ONTARIO (OTTAWA VERSION) NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Drug Profile Viewer provides medication history for ER patients

Ontario's Drug Profile Viewer (DPV) technology is having a major impact on patient safety according to health care providers in Ontario’s hospital emergency rooms.

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

PEI leading Canada in implementing drug information systems

PEI leading Canada in implementing drug information systems

ATTN: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
PEI leading Canada in implementing drug information systems

Published on Fri, 09/04/2009 by Canada Health Infoway

Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

ATTN: SASKATCHEWAN (SASKATOON) NEWS/HEALTH EDITORS
Pharmaceutical Information Program Safeguards Saskatchewan Patients

The overdose death of a Saskatoon man, who had received some 300 prescriptions in the year before his death, was partially responsible for the development of Saskatchewan's Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP).

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