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…

UCP MLA’s bill on health workers’ conscience rights passes 1st reading, NDP fear it reopens abortion debate

A private member’s bill meant to “commit health care providers’… [conscience] rights from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in provincial law,” passed first reading at the Alberta legislature on Thursday. Bill 207 was introduced in the legislature by…

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…

UCP MLA’s private member’s bill to reopen debate on physician conscience rights

Alberta politicians are to debate the role of conscience rights and the responsibilities of physicians asked to assist or advise on abortions, contraception or medically assisted deaths. United Conservative backbencher Dan Williams is to introduce Thursday a private member’s bill…

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…