2018 Innovation Core Value Award Recipient
John PattersonJohn Patterson
2018 Innovation Core Value Award Recipient
Nominated by Debra Wicks

Clinical data is an important tool used to make clinical and business decisions, benchmark against others, identify trends and by the Ministry and LHIN to make system, service and funding decisions. However collecting this data puts a significant burden on clinicians. Armed with only a webinar as a resource and peripheral knowledge of how one US hospital was using the functionality to bill/invoice patients for the care they were receiving, John built a component in MEDITECH to capture workload data as a by-product of documentation. This innovative approach will eliminate thousands of hours per year spent by clinicians entering workload and jumping from one system to another. Not only will our staff benefit from this innovative approach but so will our patients.