DynaLIFE CEO opens up about benefits of Connect Care and ‘rocky’ launch

DynaLIFE medical labs were part of the first wave launch of Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system, Connect Care. On Tuesday, DynaLIFE’s CEO spoke with Global News about the transition, ongoing issues, and the benefits of having one central system…

AHS orders closure of Calgary restaurant due to health violations, including cockroach infestation

Alberta Health Services has ordered a northeast Calgary restaurant to close because of health code violations, including the presence of cockroaches. Happy Lamb Hot Pot, located at 999 36 St. N.E., was ordered to close on Nov. 7. It’s also…

Made-in-Alberta ‘robot body’ that allows lungs to stay alive between surgery helps with 12 successful transplants

Edmonton researchers are celebrating after a device developed in Alberta that keeps lungs alive between transplant helped 12 patients see successful surgeries. The Ex-Vivo Organ Support System (EVOSS) essentially mimics the human body, using negative pressure that allows the lungs…

Edmonton doctor says he hasn’t received lab results since Connect Care launched

A longtime family physician in Edmonton is raising concerns with the transition to Connect Care. Dr. Edward Papp said his family medicine practice hasn’t received lab results since Sunday’s launch of the Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system. “We typically…

Alberta nurses ‘very stressed’ on Day 3 of Connect Care launch: ‘There’s some issues’

The first wave of Alberta Health Services‘ new electronic system Connect Care was launched three days ago and health-care workers say there are still ongoing issues. “Connect Care is a huge undertaking,” said Marie-Therese Mageau, Local 301 union president with…

Coalition of experts present annual review on opioid crisis to Lethbridge officials

The city of Lethbridge is continuing the push in its fight against the opioid crisis. The Executive Leaders Coalition on Opioid Use presented its annual findings at Monday’s Community Issues Committee meeting. Related News The coalition is comprised of officials…

New electronic health system Connect Care launches ‘well’ but with ‘anticipated glitches’: AHS

There were some technical glitches and expected delays at several Edmonton health facilities Sunday as Connect Care launched, but overall, officials say the first wave went well. “You don’t plan this type of system transformation without planning for a bumpy…

Alberta nurses have ‘grave concerns’ with rollout of Connect Care system planned for Sunday

A new electronic system that will eventually be used across all Alberta Health Services facilities is scheduled to launch at some Edmonton locations at 4 a.m. Sunday. Connect Care will replace paper charting, paper medication records, paper lab requisitions and…