Connect Care update: AHS cites ‘significant improvement,’ DynaLIFE wait times going down

It’s been 20 days since Alberta Health Services’ new electronic records system launched its first wave in Edmonton. Connect Care was rolled out Nov. 3 in several Edmonton hospitals, ambulatory centres and DynaLIFE labs. Community doctors were given new physician…

DynaLIFE CEO opens up about benefits of Connect Care and ‘rocky’ launch

DynaLIFE medical labs were part of the first wave launch of Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system, Connect Care. On Tuesday, DynaLIFE’s CEO spoke with Global News about the transition, ongoing issues, and the benefits of having one central system…

AHS identifies issue that led to lab result delays after Connect Care launch

Friday marked Day 6 since the first wave of the Connect Care rollout and some family doctors said they still hadn’t received any lab results. Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system is being implemented in phases over a number of…

Edmonton doctor says he hasn’t received lab results since Connect Care launched

A longtime family physician in Edmonton is raising concerns with the transition to Connect Care. Dr. Edward Papp said his family medicine practice hasn’t received lab results since Sunday’s launch of the Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system. “We typically…

Alberta nurses ‘very stressed’ on Day 3 of Connect Care launch: ‘There’s some issues’

The first wave of Alberta Health Services‘ new electronic system Connect Care was launched three days ago and health-care workers say there are still ongoing issues. “Connect Care is a huge undertaking,” said Marie-Therese Mageau, Local 301 union president with…

New electronic health system Connect Care launches ‘well’ but with ‘anticipated glitches’: AHS

There were some technical glitches and expected delays at several Edmonton health facilities Sunday as Connect Care launched, but overall, officials say the first wave went well. “You don’t plan this type of system transformation without planning for a bumpy…

DynaLIFE and AltaML digital pathology project aims for faster results, better outcomes for patients

What is digital pathology? DynaLIFE and AltaML are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify and analyze colon polyps that could be cancerous, with the aim to getting faster results and better outcomes for patients. Cory Janssen and Jason…

Alberta government halts construction work on superlab site in Edmonton

The province has paused work at the construction site of the planned $590-million superlab on University of Alberta land south of the main campus. During the election campaign, Premier-designate Jason Kenney vowed the medical superlab approved by the NDP would…