“We call upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers and Elders where requested by Aboriginal patients” (TRC, 2015)
Look for a more in-depth article from Mr. Ermine on this very important topic in the next issue of DocTalk!
For information on the College's steps towards Reconciliation, see the Council News article in this issue, Laying the Foundations to Improve Care by Physicians for Indigenous Patients in Saskatchewan.
In the coming months eHealth will begin capturing all patient
medications from the Allan Blair Cancer Centre (ABCC) and the Saskatoon Cancer
Centre (SCC) into the Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP) record and the
eHR Viewer for healthcare professionals. This is part of a patient safety
initiative to improve completeness of provincial medication profiles.
An exact launch date will be communicated when finalized. Only new
medication records dispensed after the launch date will populate the PIP
profiles. Historical dispense records prior to launch date from ABCC and SCC
pharmacy will not exist on the patient profile.
Many professionals utilize the Preadmission Medication List available in the PIP or the eHR Viewer in workflow processes. Cancer medications will display as per normal business rules on the Preadmission Medication List. No changes on the Preadmission Medication List have been made to differentiate these medications.
Please be advised that cancer medications will also be displayed in downstream applications such as My Sask Health Record. Therefore, residents of Saskatchewan will be able to view these new medications on their existing MSHR drug profile.
Download official letter
Organisations involved include:
Click here to access a series of useful practice tools.