Category Archives: Medical Practitioners

Delphic LIS Planned System-Wide Outage Sunday, May 6 from 1530 to 1930 hours

25th Apr, 2018

DSM’s Delphic Laboratory Information System will undergo a planned four-hour outage on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 15:30-19:30 (3:30 – 7:30 PM). For more details, please read the following: Delphic LIS Planned Outage During the 4 hour downtime: -Labs will continue to process specimens using established downtime procedures with priority for STAT specimens from Emergency […]


Pathology Achievement Highlights

23rd Sep, 2015

  DSM’s fall issue of the Medical Services Communique is a special Pathology Edition that highlights patient care improvements in Pathology. Read More


Fall 2015 Medical Services Communique

18th Sep, 2015

Read our special Pathology Edition of the Medical Services Communique featuring updates on DSM’s involvement in the cancer patient journey, improvements to cervical screening and what’s new in digital pathology and pathology information technology. DSM Medical Services Communique Fall 2015 Pathology Edition



The Value of Improving Appropriate Diagnostic Testing, Treatments and Procedures

24th Jun, 2015

More is not necessarily better when it comes to health care treatment. Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures take away from care by potentially exposing patients to harm, which could lead to more testing to investigate false positives and contribute to stress for patients. These unnecessary tests also put increased strain on the resources of our […]



Delphic LIS Planned System-Wide Outage Sunday, May 6 from 1530 to 1930 hours

April 25,18

DSM’s Delphic Laboratory Information System will undergo a planned four-hour outage on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 15:30-19:30 (3:30 – 7:30 PM). For more details, please read the following:

Delphic LIS Planned Outage

During the 4 hour downtime:

-Labs will continue to process specimens using established downtime procedures with priority for STAT specimens from Emergency and Critical Care areas. Results will be manually faxed to the ordering units using downtime lab report formats. Critical results will be telephoned by the lab as always.

-Downtime lab report formats are produced directly from lab instruments and differ in appearance and format from the usual LIS reports.

-Lab result interfaces to Allscripts EDIS, EPR and Results Viewing, CancerCare Manitoba’s ARIA system, Brandon Hospital’s MedSeries 4, the Éclair system, BDM Pharmacy, eChart Manitoba and eHealth_hub Service to EMR’s will NOT be operational. Data from the downtime period will be input when the system is brought up and results will then be sent across the appropriate interfaces.

-Labs will have additional resources onsite where required and where possible to assist with the downtime workflow and subsequent recovery period once the LIS is operational.

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Pathology Achievement Highlights

September 23,15

 

MSC coverDSM’s fall issue of the Medical Services Communique is a special Pathology Edition that highlights patient care improvements in Pathology. Read More

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Fall 2015 Medical Services Communique

September 18,15

Read our special Pathology Edition of the Medical Services Communique featuring updates on DSM’s involvement in the cancer patient journey, improvements to cervical screening and what’s new in digital pathology and pathology information technology. DSM Medical Services Communique Fall 2015 Pathology Edition

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Choosing Wisely Manitoba Implements First Practice Change to Improve Appropriate Use of Diagnostic Testing

September 17,15

As part of the Choosing Wisely Manitoba initiative, a new preoperative form for cataract surgery patients has been implemented which is believed to remove cues that prompt tests that are not clinically relevant to the cataract surgery pathway. Physicians are asked to please incorporate the new form into their practice. Please read the full Clinical Practice Change for complete details:

New Cataract Surgery Pre-op History and Physical Form Clinical Practice Change
Link to new Cataract Surgery Pre-Op History and Physical Form – implemented September 9, 2015

Choosing Wisely Manitoba website

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The Value of Improving Appropriate Diagnostic Testing, Treatments and Procedures

June 24,15

PrintMore is not necessarily better when it comes to health care treatment. Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures take away from care by potentially exposing patients to harm, which could lead to more testing to investigate false positives and contribute to stress for patients. These unnecessary tests also put increased strain on the resources of our health care system.

Following the principles and goals of Choosing Wisely Canada, The Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is partnering with Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) on a number of Choosing  Wisely projects where there is an opportunity, specific to Manitoba, to improve the appropriate use of diagnostic testing in our province.

Physicians are an important partner in this initiative. Read more about this partnership in Choosing Wisely Manitoba’s Info Sheet.

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Creating a Meaningful Physician Engagement Model to Enable Health Systems Performance and Sustainability in Manitoba – Report

May 29,15

DSM has partnered with the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health (CADTH) to develop an effective way of engaging with physicians in Manitoba. A one-day Think Tank workshop was held, bringing together participants from the frontlines of primary care as well as from policy and administration. The resulting report of strategies and recommendations for building and implementing an effective engagement model is now available.

Summary Report of the January 2015 Think Tank

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