Hamilton joins Open Source Order Set
Ont. – Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) welcomes its newest partner in
providing healthcare solutions, the Open Source Order Set (OSOS)
Network. Expanding upon its commitment to improve the quality of patient
care, HHS will be integrating the OSOS network into its family of
This partnership will provide HHS with new technology that will be a key
foundation for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and will
provide access to Order Sets created from around Ontario and across the
By using Order Sets to help create orders for patients, physicians will
have on-the-spot guidance about which tests, medications, and procedures
are best for each patient.
This instant access to a best practice and evidence-based tool improves
patient outcomes by preventing unnecessary treatments and tests, saving
valuable time and resources, and reducing errors while enhancing
communication between healthcare team members.
Rob Lloyd, MD FRCPC, Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and
Medical Director, Clinical Informatics at HHS says, “This new HHS-OSOS
partnership will provide great opportunities for improving patient care.
Our order sets project is going to help us to improve on our record of
bringing evidence and best practice to the bedside through external
collaboration, internal consensus-building, and sharing with peers.
We’re excited about this new partnership.”
HHS is also particularly excited that the OSOS Network enables sharing
and collaboration between clinicians across Canadian healthcare
organizations. “A collaborative approach is just common sense in
Canadian healthcare,” according to Chris O’Connor (pictured above), MD, founder of OSOS.
“This collaborative approach will empower organizations and enable them
to learn from one another, ultimately providing better care to our
About Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of six unique hospitals and a
cancer centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and
central west Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest
hospital in Ontario and the regional centre for burns, trauma, cardiac,
stroke, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk
obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services. With a
staff of approximately 10,000, the hospital is the largest employer in
Hamilton, Ontario. As an academic teaching hospital with more than 1,000
beds and an affiliation with McMaster University and Mohawk College,
Hamilton Health Sciences is committed to providing exemplary healthcare
for the people and communities we serve and advancing excellence in
education and health research.
About Open Source Order Sets
OSOS is a web-enabled, collaborative network of over 90 hospitals in
four provinces. OSOS provides a comprehensive Order Set solution,
including a library of over 360 evidence based best practice Order Sets,
Order Set project methodology, access to all Order Sets of organizations
that belong to the OSOS Network and unlimited project support. This
comprehensive approach enables organizations to realize the many
benefits associated with effective Order Set use including improved
quality of care, reduced costs and increased CPOE effectiveness. For
further information, see www.ordersets.com.