STAFF AND MEDICAL STAFF FLU CLINIC SCHEDULES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Getting a flu shot is particularly important this year, not only for influenza prevention, but to stay healthy while COVID-19 circulates in our communities. Flu shots are available between October 19 and November 13 at participating sites. Pharmacists will immunize staff at scheduled clinics, or you can access the flu […]

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DoBC President’s Letter: Member Survey

February 20, 2018 Member Survey – tell us how we’re doing Dear Colleagues: As we continue to move forward in providing value to our members, one of our main priorities is to better understand you – your needs, your pressure points, and what’s important to you. Our Doctors of BC […]

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Announcement of New MSA Executive

Dear MSA Colleagues, We are happy to announce a successful election for the Executive of the MSA held at the NMSES AGM on October 5th, 2017. The continuation of Dr. Dave Forrest as President, as well as the nomination of Dr. Dave Coupland (Radiology) for Vice President and Dr. Rurik […]

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New probe ordered into IHealth electronic records system

Health Minister Adrian Dix is ordering a second independent review of a controversial electronic health records system that created a stalemate between Island Health and the doctors refusing to use it. The $174-million paperless IHealth system was launched in March 2016 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Dufferin Place residential care […]

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Update on tax changes

Dear Colleagues: I am writing to bring you up to date on our advocacy work against the proposed federal tax changes and to tell you about a survey you will receive from Doctors of BC on Wednesday, September 6. I encourage you to take 10 minutes to fill out the […]

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Use IHealth software, not paper, defiant Nanaimo doctors told.

Island Health says it will no longer accommodate Nanaimo doctors who are refusing to use an electronic system for ordering medication — a system the doctors say puts patients at risk. Nine internal medicine doctors at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital stopped using the $174-million electronic health records system at the […]

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Doctors are right to say no to IHealth

Re: “Doctors defy IHealth, dump software,” April 28. I support Nanaimo doctors who refuse to let cumbersome software interfere with caring for patients. It is unfortunate that administration places compliance and documentation above actually caring for patients. How much of a nurse’s time is spent on electronic charting now, versus […]

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Editorial: IHealth project badly handled

The simmering controversy over the new patient-record system at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has boiled over. Some physicians have abandoned the system, and gone back to using paper records for ordering medications and lab work. They say the software is clumsy, slow and plagued by glitches. As a result, one […]

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