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Media Alert: e-Notification Brings OACCAC Award Home to North East

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June 4, 2015                                                                           For Immediate Release    

Sudbury – Funded by eHealth Ontario, the new North East CCAC-led e-Notification information-sharing project, which has been in full operation at 24 Northeastern Ontario Network (NEON) hospitals since March 31, won the System Partnership Award at the Awards for Excellence Banquet held in Toronto, Thursday, May 28th, 2015. The awards were part of the 2015 Conference of the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres (OACCAC).

The e-Notification software is a simple but valuable tool. When a patient presents to the Emergency Department (or is admitted to an inpatient unit), their name and birthdate are entered in the hospital's computer system. This information is relayed to a provincial database, and if there is a match, both the hospital and CCAC systems are notified.

 "This project has seen an unprecedented level of cooperation among partners for the benefit of our patients," says Peter Taylor, e-Notification Steering Committee Chair, and North East CCAC Director, Business Solutions. "e-Notification enables patients to experience smoother transitions, faster discharges, fewer readmissions to hospital, and better follow-up care."

As System Partnership winners, selected team members will also be invited to present at the Canadian Home Care Association's (CHCA) International Home Care Summit in Ottawa in November, profiling the e-Notification project to delegates from across Canada and around the globe, and being featured in a special CHCA report to be shared Canada-wide.

For more information on e-Notification, please link to this article from CommuniCARES, the North East CCAC's partner ebulletin, or contact CCAC Communications specialist Sean Barrette.


North East CCAC e-Notification team celebrate their System Partnership Award at the OACCAC Awards for Excellence Banquet held in Toronto, Thursday, May 28th, 2015.   

The North Eastern Ontario Network (NEON) comprises:
Anson General Hospital, Iroquois Falls
Bingham Memorial Hospital, Matheson
Blind River District Health Center, Blind River
Chapleau Health Services, Chapleau
Englehart & District Hospital, Englehart
Espanola General Hospital, Espanola
Hôpital Notre Dame, Hearst
Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord, Sudbury
Hôpital de Mattawa Hospital, Mattawa
Hornepayne Community Hospital, Hornepayne
Kirkland and District Hospital, Kirkland Lake
Lady Dunn District Health Centre, Wawa
Lady Minto Hospital, Cochrane
Manitoulin Health Centre, Mindemoya and Little Current
North Bay Regional Health Centre, North Bay
Sault Area Hospital, Sault Ste. Marie
Sensenbrenner Hospital, Kapuskasing
Smooth Rock Falls Hospital, Smooth Rock Falls
St Joseph General Hospital, Elliot Lake
Temiskaming Hospital, Temiskaming Shores
Timmins & District Hospital, Timmins
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, Moose Factory and Attawapiskat


The North East CCAC has six branch offices in Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Parry Sound, as well as 16 satellite offices. Our team comprises over 675 employees, serving approximately 16,000 patients per day across an area spanning 411,000 square kilometres, from Moosonee to Parry Sound, Wawa to Mattawa. The North East CCAC is funded by the North East LHIN.

Sean Barrette
Communications  Specialist
North East CCAC
705-522-3460 ext. 4566 (office)
705-929-9572 (cell)