HIS (Health Information System)
Because of You, We Can.
Because of You, We Can.
Health Information Systems are essential to high quality patient care, enabling hospitals to capture, store, manage and transmit critical health information.
For our hospital – an accredited 38-bed community hospital located in Alliston, Ontario – and for the tens of thousands of residents who rely on Stevenson’s services each year, this shared electronic patient record system will mean safer, faster, and higher quality care.
Built in 1964, Stevenson Memorial Hospital was designed to serve:
Today, Stevenson Memorial Hospital serves:
Last year, patients visited Stevenson Memorial Hospital for:
With over 100 patients coming to our Emergency Department for care and treatment each and every day, our hospital’s resources are being stretched thin. Next year, hospital staff expects these numbers to be even higher.
Stevenson is proud to be a leading hospital in Ontario recognized for innovation, responsiveness and quality of service. Stevenson has earned top honours in an independent review from Accreditation Canada, and staff has worked creatively to reduce ED wait times, consistently achieving some of the lowest emergency wait times in the province.
Because of this, Stevenson draws patients from a wide circumference, including 548 from Caledon in 2017-18, who received care in the Emergency Department, Obstetrics, the Inpatient Unit, Day Surgery, and Dialysis. An additional 348 patients came from Mono and 1,184 patients from Mulmur.
New Tecumseth and the surrounding communities are rich in agriculture, equestrianism, and natural resources. New housing developments have welcomed many young families to the area, as well as a bustling retirement community in Briar Hill. Both of these demographics rely on Stevenson for their health care needs.
With Stevenson’s current HIS provider withdrawing support from the Canadian market, the hospital needed to invest in an innovative system. To obtain this new technology, Stevenson entered into a ground-breaking partnership with Southlake Regional Health Centre and Markham Stouffville Hospital. This partnership will allow for the sharing of patient records and treatment plans between all three institutions.
This partnership is the first of its kind in Ontario, and has drawn attention from neighbouring hospitals in Peel Region, Simcoe County, and beyond, who are interested in potentially joining the partnership.
Even in the midst of rapidly growing patient volumes, your support of this innovative technology will make it possible to:
When records are needed immediately (or when the patient is unconscious), natural delays involved in accessing paper records can be life-threatening.
One component of the system is PatientConnect, the new patient portal. Patients will be able to access their own patient records remotely. Stevenson’s core patient portal team is gathering input from physicians, nurses and other health professionals, as well as patients and family advisors to determine what should be accessible through the portal.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of a new Health Information System will be improved patient safety. Your support of this new technology will mean safer care for patients through features like eMAR (electronic medication administration records) to automate the medication delivery process, making it safer and more controlled.
Today, we appeal to you for help funding this critical need for a new HIS, with a launch date at Stevenson Memorial Hospital of December 1, 2018.
Your gift will ensure safer, faster, and higher quality care and your support will make a world of difference in the health care available to our growing community!