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Newsletter — Summer issue

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Contents include changes to all requisitions, new labour standards, & allowable advertising. Let us know how the Ministry’s decision to suspend the DRSGP has affected you. Newsletter June-2015

Digital Readiness Special Grant Program Suspended

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This discretionary initiative will not be offered in fiscal 2015/16 as the Ministry focuses on balancing the Government’s budget by 2017/18.  Read the letter sent to IHF owners for more information. Digital Readiness Grant 2015- 16 Funding Letter

New Text Required on Requisitions

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To help patients understand that they can receive diagnostic services at either a hospital or independent health facility, the Ministry is asking that an additional sentence be put on all requisitions.  See the required wording in Bulletin #2108. Bulletin 2108 – Requisition Forms for Independent Health Facilities

QCIPA Recommendations

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Statement by Ontario´s Minister of Health on Recommendations to Improve the Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2004 http://health.gov.on.ca/en/news/bulletin/2015/hb_20150304_1.aspx   QCIPA Review Committee Recommendations http://health.gov.on.ca/en/common/legislation/qcipa/default.aspx

Upcoming Peer Review in IHFs

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The Full Article by Greg Butler, MD, FRCPC, FACR, Chair, Real Time Medical Inc. (A condensed version was cited in the Newsletter – 2015 Spring)    

Diagnostic Imaging Quality Report Webinars

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Diagnostic Imaging Quality Report Webinars On January 15 and 27 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Health Quality Ontario (HQO) will be hosting two webinars for radiologists and members of the diagnostic imaging community to ask questions and provide input  on recent recommendations from the Expert Panel of Diagnostic Imaging Quality Report available here. These… Read more »

Make Your Opinion Count!

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Make Your Opinion Count! Did you know that the Quality Management Partnership (QMP) is recommending the expansion of the Ontario Breast Screening Program and the retrospective peer review of internal cancers for all reading radiologists. Participate in the QMP review by completing a survey and take part in the discussions. Visit: www.cpso.on.ca/QMPconsult For more information….CCO… Read more »

IFHP Changes effective Nov. 5, 2014

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IFHP Changes effective Nov. 5, 2014 New claims codes for the Interim Federal Health Program have been issued by Medavie Blue Cross. Also, changes to the IFHP health care coverage specifically for pregnant women have been issued. See these documents… IFHP Temporary Measures Bulletin FINAL CIC Pregnant Women bulletin FINAL IFHP Temporary Measures Bulletin FINAL_FR… Read more »