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Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care …first report.

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The first report puts forth the details of significant change and the foundation for new legislation.  The IDCA is reviewing the document and will be providing feedback.  If there are comments you’d like to share please forward them to Stephanie Bolton, Executive Director, IDCA, at  sbolton@idca.ca. 

Assessments to Use the Updated CPPs

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During the past year, updates were made to the CPPs for Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and PFT.  The  Ministry’s IHF Program has advised that all new assessments will be conducted using the updated CPPs.  The PHO IPAC checklists were also updated and these are now being using to conduct the assessments. The IHFP will soon… Read more »

New Conference by Michener for DI Technologists

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This Spring, the Michener Institute is hosting  WAVELENGTHS2019 – a symposium to advance scholarship and academic practice in the imaging professions.  Also, a pre-conference workshop to cultivate research capacity will be co-hosted by the Research Institute of Health Care Education and Collaborative Academic Practice (CAP) & Bioethics at UHN.   Click here for the full invitation and… Read more »

New Nuc Med Standard

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Please be advised that the Independent Health Facilities (IHF) Clinical Practice Parameters and Facility Standards for Nuclear Medicine (which include PET/CT procedures) have been updated. Click here for more information.

Sonohysterography and Echovist Usage

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Some IHFs received a short email from the IHF Program branch recently relating to Sonohysterography and Echovist usage. The IDCA is asking IHFs operators to let us know if you have received the Ministry email and whether you wish to communicate with others who may also have received the request.   Review more information.

CPSO has additional changes to IHF Standards

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The Independent Health Facilities (IHF) Clinical Practice Parameters and Facility Standards for Diagnostic Imaging have been updated, and are now available on the CPSO website at the following link: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Policies-Publications/CPGs-Other-Guidelines/Independent-Health-Facilities/Diagnostic-Imaging.   This July 2018 document replaces the 2012 parameters.  HOWEVER…there have been further changes too.

Updated DI Standards from CPSO

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The Independent Health Facilities (IHF) Clinical Practice Parameters and Facility Standards for Diagnostic Imaging have been updated, and are now available on the CPSO website at the following link: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Policies-Publications/CPGs-Other-Guidelines/Independent-Health-Facilities/Diagnostic-Imaging.   This July 2018 document replaces the 2012 parameters.

New Organization Chart for MOHLTC

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Christine Elliott, Minister of Health and Long-term Care Robin Martin, Parliamentary Assistant with Responsibility for Health Helen Angus, Deputy Minister Lynn Guerriero, Assistant Deputy Minister & General Manager, OHIP, Negotiations and Accountability Managemengt Pauline Ryan, Director, Health Services Full organization chart provided as PDF.