Medical Information Technology

Upgrading systems and services for greater access, quality and safety

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Vital Initiative Description
In Numbers...
  • 187,000
    Patient records are processed and stored, per year at the JGH
  • 5.5 million
    Laboratory tests are performed and analysed by the JGH Department of Diagnostic Medicine per year, with the assistance of IT
  • 49
    JGH medical Departments and Divisions rely on IT to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 2,139
    JGH physicians and nurses need to be connected to access and share critical patient health information quickly
  • 1 to 6 seconds
    Wait time to access and examine diagnostic images after digital X-rays are taken, compared to hours or even days with the old traditional paper/film X-ray system
  • 180,103
    Radiology examinations were performed at the JGH in 2009-2010
In Brief...
Fundraising Goal: $30 million
  • IT Infrastructure and Security
  • Business Intelligence Clinical Data Warehouse
  • Global Wireless Infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure and Systems for Pavilion K
  • New and upgraded clinical systems (Radiology, ER Management System, Cardiology, Diagnostic Images, Pharmacy)
  • Electronic Patient Records and Clinical Portal
  • Inventory Management Information System
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