Queen's FHT & Belleville NPLC join community partners in prescribing exercise

Inside Belleville article published October 28, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Erin Stewart, Quinte West News

Prescription to exercise, doctor’s orders

A new health care prescription has made its way to the Quinte region; it’s not actual medicine, but a 60-day pass to the YMCA to get people moving.

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Powassan and Area FHT wins Poster of Distinction award at HQT

Congratulations to Anna Gibson-Olajos and Meghan Peters, who were awarded Poster of Distinction at Health Quality Ontario's Health Quality Transformation conference on October 20, 2016. Their poster Because You Care: Using Your EMR Data to Save Lives tells the story of how D2D helped the Powassan and Area Family Health Team (PAAFHT) identify a serious issue in their data quality for colorectal cancer screening rates.

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Announcing the AFHTO 2016 Bright Lights Award Winners!

AFHTO has named eight innovators as winners of the organization’s annual Bright Lights Awards for their work in making meaningful improvements in patient health, how patients experience their care, and how efficiently healthcare resources are used. The awards recognize individuals for their leadership and for the work being conducted to improve the value of services delivered by primary care teams in Ontario. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from more than 60 nominations.

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Canadian Pharmacists Association honours AFHTO members at annual conference

At this year’s Canadian Pharmacists Conference, Suzanne Singh and Tejal Patel were both awarded Patient Care Achievement Awards. Congratulations to Suzanne and Tejal for their important achievements! Suzanne Singh Honoured with the CPhA Patient Care Achievement Award for Innovation, Suzanne Singh is a pharmacist at the Mount Sinai Academic Family Health Team.

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Diabetes prevention program back in Owen Sound

Owen Sound Sun Times article published on Apr. 6, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Denis Langlois, Owen Sound Sun Times Dr. Bruce Stanners says a diabetes prevention program in Owen Sound has helped to improve many lives since its start five years ago. “The outcomes have been excellent,” the local family physician, who serves as medical adviser for the program, said in an interview Wednesday. “We've seen a subjective side and objective.

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Geriatric clinic part of possible regional electronic health records hub

Trent Hills Independent article published on Apr. 5, 2016. Article in full pasted below. Sue Dickens, Trent Hills Independent

Campbellford – Campbellford Memorial Hospital could become a regional electronic health records (EHR) hub. That is the vision of President and CEO Brad Hilker, who updated hospital board officials at their last meeting on the progress being made in this area.

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