Patient Safety Spotlight Series: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences


All week long, we’ll be highlighting several MEDITECH customers that are using EHRs to ensure safer care throughout the patient journey. These are just a few of their stories.

HIMSS Davies Award recipient and Stage 7 hospital, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Whitby, ON), is using their MEDITECH EHR for effective falls prevention.

According to Director of Professional Practice and Clinical Information Sanaz Riahi, RN, MSN, care providers are using clinical decision support and streamlined documentation for early identification of patients at risk, and improved communication among team members. Hear more from Riahi about how Ontario is increasing patient safety with their MEDITECH EHR in this video.

For more information on how your organization can take steps for fall prevention, check out the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s new STEADI initiative—a set of tools and educational materials designed to help prevent falls among elderly patients and other high risk groups.

See what else healthcare organizations can achieve with MEDITECH’s EHR. And, in case you missed it, check out what these other MEDITECH customers are doing at their organizations to promote patient safety: