Ontario Improving Patient Care Through Innovative Health Technologies Released by: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care April 3, 2017 12:50 P.M. Ontario has committed to funding 15 innovative health technologies via grants from the new Health Technologies Fund (HTF). The grants support the development of software and mobile devices that focus on the delivery of better home and community care. These projects will undergo assessment and evaluation over the next 18 to 24 months to facilitate […]
October, 2016 – Press Release – Government of Canada Invests in New Genomic Applications Projects 2016 EORLA Genome Canada Grant for the Molecular Diagnostics Lab
In March 2015, EORLA held a contest for staff to help celebrate National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week which took place April 19-25th. Contest winner was Leigh Fenton, EORLA Corporate Office, who created a unique poster capturing the significance of this important week in healthcare. Congratulations Leigh!
IQMH-EORLA Symposium 2015 Beyond quality: The laboratory as a high reliability organization October 17, 2015 The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, Ontario High reliability organizations (HRO) are defined in terms of their results. They are highly predictable and effective operations in hazardous situations where there is high potential for significant harm. HROs operate without mistakes over long periods of time. The typical characteristics of an HRO include: putting safety first, making communication paramount, emphasizing the importance of teamwork and avoiding hierarchy and formalization that inhibits flexibility, and rehearsal of emergencies and unexpected situations. HROs maintain a constant level of situational […]
OTTAWA — They call themselves the “unseen champions” of patient care. Last year, they completed 13 million specimen tests at Eastern Ontario hospital laboratories, generating faster results at lower cost without sacrificing quality. Doctors rely on their work for 85 per cent of medical diagnoses and treatment decisions — 100 per cent in the case of cancer. By Don Butler, OTTAWA CITIZEN