Grey Bruce Health Care IT Funding

The Southwest Local Healthcare Integration Network is providing over $2-million to the Grey Bruce Health Services for Information Technology projects.

The money will help the hospitals change to a paperless medication order system.

Currently there is a faxed order system in place between physicians and the pharmacy.

They will also connect medical devices to the electronic medical record so the information goes directly into the patient chart from the bedside, or point of care. And a pilot project to allow doctors to dictate patient notes directly into patient records through voice recognition software will be expanded to involve more physicians.