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Webinar Wednesday - Evidence2Practice Ontario - Digitizing Quality Care & Enhancing Experience in Hospitals

  • February 21, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

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The Evidence2Practice Ontario program is a provincial initiative focused on digitizing quality standards in both primary care and acute care to support clinicians in delivering high quality care across Ontario. The program is co-led by North York General Hospital, the Centre for Effective Practice, and e-Health Centre of Excellence, and is funded/supported by Ontario Health.

The focus of this presentation is to discuss the impact and lessons learned for implementing quality standards in heart failure, anxiety, major depression, and diabetes directly into Hospital Information Systems (HIS) across the province. This includes experiences and early insights from partnering, implementing, and collecting data from over 19 hospitals make enhancements to Meditech, Epic, and Cerner in either the inpatient setting or out patient setting. There will also be a discussion on the overall clinician impact, and how the program consistently navigates challenges in localization, shared instances, and digital maturity across the acute care sector - which can support the audience in understanding how larger scale, provincial implementations can occur over time. The presentation will also share upcoming plans to spread, scale, and grow the program over the coming years, driving clinicians across the province to more easily incorporate best practice and the latest evidence into their existing workflows throughout Ontario.

Presented by: 

Vithu Kugathasan is a Manager of Digital Health Projects at North York General Hospital and the Program Manager for Evidence2Practice Ontario, leading acute care implementations focused on digitizing quality standards to support clinicians in providing quality care at the point of care. He also is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto under the Institute for Health Policy, Management, & Evaluation (IHPME)– supporting courses in the Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program such as Systems Analysis and Process Innovation. Vithu holds a Master of Health Informatics degree from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Western University. He has a passion for advancing digital health across the system, aiming to collaborate and innovate to improve the experience of patients and clinicians.  


Earn One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending this webinar. Content from the webinar aligns with Core Health Informatics Topics: The Canadian Healthcare System, Information Technology, Analysis and Evaluation

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