AHS identifies issue that led to lab result delays after Connect Care launch

Friday marked Day 6 since the first wave of the Connect Care rollout and some family doctors said they still hadn’t received any lab results. Alberta Health Services’ new electronic system is being implemented in phases over a number of…

AHS continues to urge citizens to get flu shot after 1st numbers released

November 8 2019 8:14pm Alberta Health Services continues to urge citizens to get their flu shots as new numbers show over 100 confirmed cases in the province. Lisa MacGregor reports. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if(…

More than 700,000 Albertans immunized for flu this season

Alberta Health Services released its first round of data related to the 2019/20 flu season, and so far more than 700,000 Albertans have been immunized. AHS releases weekly data during flu season, including the number of people who have been…

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…

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…