Pictured here are staff from The Ottawa Hospital, the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, and the Deep River and District Hospital on February 23, 2020, when Deep River’s Laboratory Information System was transitioned from Omnitech to Cerner.
As shared in September of 2019, the Deep River and District Hospital, in conjunction with The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), began the transition to a new laboratory information system. The previous Omnitech system has now been replaced with a Regional Cerner Millennium solution.
With staff from TOH and the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA) on-site, the switch to the Cerner system took place on February 23, 2020. Although this new system is a significant change for laboratory staff, service will not be affected from the patient perspective.
Dr. Christopher McCudden, Director of Laboratory Services for the EORLA Deep River site, expressed his excitement for the new system and indicated that, “we are looking forward to growing our relationship with The Ottawa Hospital and updating our IT infrastructure to ensure laboratory staff are able to continue providing test results that are essential for patient care”.
This new system will allow for greater integration with other health care service providers, and is the organization’s first step in a larger transition to the digital Epic Hospital Information System. Moving to Epic, along with the Ottawa Hospital and other organizations in the region, will allow for integration of health care information for providers in our rural setting.