Seniors' Care at NYGH: A video series on health and aging
Seniors' Care at NYGH is a six-video series about common health challenges in older adults: Parkinson's disease, chronic disease management, osteoporosis, falls prevention, dementia and delirium. The education series features North York General Hospital experts, patients and family members. Through our Specialized Geriatric Services, NYGH offers a wide range of clinics, programs and services to support older adults and their families.
Profile: CMIO and Gastroenterologist Dr. Jeremy Theal
NYGH's Chief Medical Information OfficerDr. Jeremy Theal is a recognized expert in the design and implementation of advanced electronic medical record systems to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
Dr. Theal spoke to The Pulse about his roles, working at NYGH and what's next for health technology at the hospital.
Electronic medical records must do a better job of tracking smoking: Study
Many patients do not have information on whether they smoke or not in their electronic medical record, according to a new study led by North York General Hospital researchers. The study is the first to track tobacco use with a national Canadian sample of family physicians' electronic medical records.
"By analyzing electronic records, we are able discover patterns in chronic disease so that care can be improved," says lead author Dr. Michelle Greiver, Department of Family and Community Medicine at North York General.