MHA Joins Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS)
March 17, 2013
Smart. Secure. Complete.
Our hospital has joined the Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS).
OLIS is a secure information system that allows health care providers (hospitals, community laboratories, public health laboratories and practitioner) to instantly and securely share lab results.
There are many benefits to patients:
- Timely and complete lab information will improve care
- Less duplication of lab tests
- Fewer gaps in patient information as the patient moves between hospital, family physician, and long-term care home, for example
- Reduced lab result wait times
At this time more than 40 laboratory groups, in Ontario, including hospitals and private labs are sending their data to OLIS. OLIS is a component of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s eHealth Strategy and the creation of an electronic health record for Ontarians.
London Health Sciences Centre is very serious about ensuring the privacy and security of your personal health care information. If you wish to restrict access to your information on OLIS, please contact Service Ontario at 1-800-291-1405 (TTY 1-800-387-5559).
To learn more about OLIS visit http://www.ehealthontario.on.ca/en/initiatives/view/olis or see the OLIS Fact Sheet.