NEON expands northern Ontario
SUDBURY, Ont. – The
Northeastern Ontario Network (NEON) has expanded its northern
partnerships with the addition of six new hospitals, bringing the number
of partners operating under NEON to 19 – the highest number of Ontario
hospitals hosted under one data centre.
The newest hospitals to join the network include the Manitoulin Health
Centre, Espanola Hospital, Blind River District Health Centre, Hôpital
Notre Dame Hearst Hospital, Sensenbrenner Hospital Kapuskasing and
Hornepayne Community Hospital.
“This expansion marks another step forward in improving the quality of
patient care in Northeastern Ontario,” says Gaston Roy (pictured),
Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital Chief Information Officer.
“NEON has given its partners the ability to work together to promote
timely and efficient care. Access to health information on a secure
reliable network is not only economically sound, it provides clinicians
and staff the opportunity to work together to provide the best possible
care to patients.”
NEON began in 1999 and is a partnership of hospitals dedicated to
creating integrated patient records to allow for the seamless delivery
of care throughout Northern Ontario. Hospitals within NEON share patient
information through Meditech’s electronic medical record (EMR),
resulting in improved patient care, less duplication of diagnostic
testing and faster access to clinical information.
The NEON consortium includes Anson General Hospital in Iroquois Falls,
Bingham Memorial Hospital in Matheson, Chapleau Health Services,
Englehart and District Hospital, Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional
Hospital, Kirkland and District Hospital, Lady Dunn Health Centre in
Wawa, Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane, Smooth Rock Falls Hospital, St
Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, St Joseph General Hospital in Elliot
Lake, Temiskaming Hospital and the Timmins and District Hospital.
Posted September 23, 2010