There is now an exciting new provincial project within eHealth Ontario’s Diagnostic Imaging Program called Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Common Service which is an initiative that will enable and support the sharing and viewing of images and reports across Ontario to all community and hospital based healthcare providers anytime and anywhere.
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To clarify the entry practice proficiencies of a CARDUP Generalist Sonographer and the CARDUP Vascular Sonographer, qualifications have been issued.
Reminder from the CPSO: invoices were mailed last November for April 2013 – March 2014. To avoid incurring penalties and interest charges, please send in payments by January 32st, 2014. Click here for more information.
As of January 1, 2014, Sonography Canada / Échographie Canada is officially the single national organization working on behalf of Canadian sonographers and supporting the profession of sonography in Canada.
The Canadian Association of Radiologists has issued a Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada to help determine when and under what conditions selected medical imaging devices should be considered for replacement, upgrading, and the introduction of new/ emerging technologies.
Starting with cataract and colonoscopy procedures, MOHLTC is establishing community-based specialty clinics.
The Relocation Application (fixed site) has been revised to reflect changes in policy. For example, the relevant LHIN is to be contacted instead of hospitals by the Ministry in cases in which a proposed relocation is within an identified distance of a community hospital…and there are other changes.
New address: Independent Health Facilities Program 370 Select Drive, PO Box 168, Kingston, ON, K7M 8T4
The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) has advised the IDCA of changes to the Ontario Temporary Health Program that will come in to effect January 1, 2014.
It was great to see so many IHF representatives attending the IDCA’s annual conference in Richmond Hill, Ontario on September 20th. The insights shared by our speakers and their responses to our questions were greatly appreciated. Their presentations are available for review.