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“SickKids Hospital: Utilizing eCHNs to Save Lives” - pro-bono webcast

April 1, 2011

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and InfoTech Research Group are pleased to present the webcast SickKidsHospital: Utilizing eCHN to Save Lives which will discuss SickKids’ implementation of the electronic Child Health Network (eCHN) and its effects on patient care.  The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) led the development and implementation of eCHN as a tool to help health care providers across Ontario to quickly exchange medical information critical to children’s health.

eCHN’s secure, private network enables authorized health care professionals to access their patients’ medical data electronically, drawn from many different sources, via desktop computer, portable computer terminal or an iPad. For example, a child arrives in an emergency room in Ottawa and the attending paediatrician can quickly discover whether the patient has any medical issues that might impinge on the patient’s care. In another example, in just a few minutes a nurse at Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab can review the charts of a new patient who has been referred to the Brain Injury Rehab program by a physician in Thunder Bay.

eCHN was officially founded in 1999 and quickly gained a reputation for making a positive impact on patients, their families and their health care providers.  By 2002, the network had grown to 11 sites.  Currently, eCHN extends across all regions of Ontario with 100 hospital sites, including six tertiary care centres, and captures the records of two million Ontario children and over 1.5 million patient visits annually. 

Target Audience: The Webcast is targeted at CIOs, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Radiologists, IT, Operations, and Administration.

12:00 pm - Welcome and Introduction - Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP & CIO, Hospital for Sick Children
12:05 pm - eCHN Discussion - Daniela Crivianu-Gaita, VP & CIO, Hospital for Sick Children
12:25 pm - eCHN Discussion - James Alexander, Senior Vice-President, InfoTech Research Group
12:35 pm - Questions & Answers, Panel Discussion
1:00 pm - Adjournment

Register for this webcast!

Deadline to register is Thursday, March 31, 2011 (noon).  If you have any questions please contact Candace Simas at 416-205-1355 or

An email will be sent to registrants one business day (before 1:00 pm) prior to the webcast which includes connection information, troubleshooting tips and presentation materials.

Additionally, your registration includes six months of unlimited access to this archived broadcast. This broadcast will be archived and available for viewing by April 8, 2011.