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  • A Fully Protected and Secure Tool to Create Patient Cohorts Using a Centralized Database of De-Identified Electronic Health Records
    A Fully Protected and Secure Tool to Create Patient Cohorts Using a Centralized Database of De-Identified Electronic Health Records
    Through Logibec NOAH researchers have safe and secure access to EHRs from across their own institution and collaborating research centers. Within a few minutes, researchers can see the number of patients they could potentially study, which research centers house the data, and how to contact them.
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  • What Are the Advantages and Dangers of Using EHRs?
    What Are the Advantages and Dangers of Using EHRs?
    Patient health information, which normally resides in paper forms or Electronic Health Records (EHRs), is well protected under a number of regulations, including PIPEDA in Canada, HIPAA in the USA, and GDPR in Europe. These regulations exist to safeguard the privacy and security of sensitive information and to ensure that patients feel safe participating in research, without the fear that their personal information will be made public or fall into the wrong hands. This protects individuals’ dignity and benefits society at large.
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  • How to Use Bioinformatics to Identify Patient Groups and Augment Research Output
    How to Use Bioinformatics to Identify Patient Groups and Augment Research Output
    Using a bioinformatics platform to narrow in on patient cohorts that match precise inclusion and exclusion criteria in 5 minutes or less allows researchers to prepare grant applications grounded in data, save time on recruitment, build collaborations across institutions, and increase their research capacity.
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  • How to Address Increased Absences and Staff Shortages in Long-Term Care
    How to Address Increased Absences and Staff Shortages in Long-Term Care
    Many countries across the globe have felt the enormous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Long-Term Care (LTC) sector. While the risk is most obvious in the vulnerable elderly residents, many of whom are in frail states with advanced medical conditions, the health care workers who are caring for these patients daily are also at high risk.
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  • Benchmarking Kafka
    Benchmarking Kafka
    In the solution Logibec NOAH, we have been using Kafka as message bus to transfer data from on-premise source systems to the cloud infrastructure. While trying to assess the machine requirements, we could not find precise documentation about the minimum CPU and memory requirements for the performance of Kafka. With this in mind, we performed a benchmark of our setup on Microsoft Azure and we explored a few approaches to optimize the stack for speed. We decided to publish the results so that others can benefit from our findings.
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  • How to Avoid Costly Overtime with Automated Scheduling Rules
    How to Avoid Costly Overtime with Automated Scheduling Rules
    The COVID-19 crisis has brought many pre-existing concerns in the healthcare industry back into the spotlight, and one of the more prevalent issues has been the availability and proper scheduling of healthcare staff.
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  • COVID-19 | Why Increasing Nurses' Autonomy with Staff Scheduling is So Important, Especially During a Pandemic
    COVID-19 | Why Increasing Nurses' Autonomy with Staff Scheduling is So Important, Especially During a Pandemic
    Well-balanced hospital staff scheduling is critical to ensure a safe and productive working environment, especially in times such as the COVID-19 pandemic where resources are stretched thin, and patients’ needs are greater than ever.
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  • Transforming Healthcare from Within: How to Solve the Nursing Scheduling Problem
    Transforming Healthcare from Within: How to Solve the Nursing Scheduling Problem
    For most companies that operate outside the healthcare sector, little time and limited resources are spent tackling issues like recurring overtime and absenteeism. These issues, however, represent a routine problem for most hospitals and primary care institutions across Canada and, if neglected, can prove costly.
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  • Consequences of Stress and Overtime on Performance – What Does the Literature Say?
    Consequences of Stress and Overtime on Performance – What Does the Literature Say?
    Long hours, physically taxing work, and hazardous working conditions all contribute to increasing workplace stress and undermining healthcare employee performance. What are the consequences on the well-being and performance of employees hospital-wide?
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  • Technology Infrastructure: Is the Continuity of Your Services at Risk?
    Technology Infrastructure: Is the Continuity of Your Services at Risk?
    Infrastructure security aims to limit the vulnerability of infrastructures and information systems to growing threats. This means adopting an appropriate mix of security measures, business continuity practises and emergency management planning measures to ensure that adequate response procedures are in place to deal with disruptions and natural disasters.
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  • How to Reduce Payroll Errors in the Nursing Sector
    How to Reduce Payroll Errors in the Nursing Sector
    In healthcare, human resources management has many complex variables and is significantly more challenging than in other industry sectors. Formulating and monitoring employees’ working hours based on changing or evolving work patterns is definitely challenging for Canadian hospitals and care institutions.
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  • 4 Things to Remember When Building the Perfect Staff Schedule for Hospitals
    4 Things to Remember When Building the Perfect Staff Schedule for Hospitals
    Traditional scheduling methods are rapidly becoming ineffective at meeting modern healthcare requirements. While manual scheduling is rigid and susceptible to human errors, technology now offers unique opportunities to streamline conventional processes and makes nurse scheduling cost-efficient for Canadian care institutions.
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  • Positive Impacts of Digitizing the Nurse Scheduling Process for Canadian Hospitals
    Positive Impacts of Digitizing the Nurse Scheduling Process for Canadian Hospitals
    Human resources are one of the greatest sources of expense for hospitals. When looking at the average Canadian healthcare organization’s financial statement, chances are salaries and wages easily make up more than 70 percent of that institution’s total expenses. Evidently, healthcare professionals like nurses represent such a valuable resource, that healthcare facilities are determined to allocate them in a cost-effective way.
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  • How Can Staff Scheduling Impact Healthcare Costs?
    How Can Staff Scheduling Impact Healthcare Costs?
    The scheduling system that a hospital commits to has a direct impact on the administrative and operational costs that are generated downstream. Discover a few examples of how a hospital can benefit from transitioning to a digital scheduling solution.
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  • 9 Key Considerations When Selecting a Hospital Staff Scheduling Solution
    9 Key Considerations When Selecting a Hospital Staff Scheduling Solution
    Staff scheduling plays a central role in the management of Canadian hospitals’ day-to-day activities. To this day, it is still a very conventional, people-driven process that relies mostly on manual labour. Digital technology is now offering practical new ways to optimize conventional scheduling processes. Discover some of the challenges that hospitals and care facilities may face when selecting new technologies.
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  • The rise of digital platforms to support decision-making in the nursing sector
    The rise of digital platforms to support decision-making in the nursing sector
    Digitization of hospital processes represents a concrete and measurable approach to creating opportunities for automation and cost-containment across patient-based service infrastructures. Unfortunately, many hospitals and departments for that matter, are not equally fortunate and have yet to see technology optimize their processes.
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  • Innovative ways technology can help the nurse scheduling process
    Innovative ways technology can help the nurse scheduling process
    From the perspective of a scheduler or planner, the two most common pitfalls that undermine a schedule are overtime and absenteeism. The result of suboptimal planning, these issues put undue strain on nurses and stretch allocated budgets and resources.
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  • Changing the status quo: Digitizing the nurse scheduling journey
    Changing the status quo: Digitizing the nurse scheduling journey
    Controlling operational expenses and improving overall efficiency is a top priority for most healthcare organizations across Canada. However, to this day, there is still one particular operational sector where process optimization is still not fully integrated at an organizational level: Healthcare Sector.
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  • COVID-19 | The Challenges of Manual Staff Scheduling in a Hospital
    COVID-19 | The Challenges of Manual Staff Scheduling in a Hospital
    COVID-19 has brought an overwhelming workload on hospital staff across Canada. Healthcare centers are caught in a delicate balancing act, one that aims to maintain adequate scheduling and skill mix coverage to provide care for patients while managing staff availabilities to support their personal needs.
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  • COVID-19 – Logibec measures
    COVID-19 – Logibec measures
    As a trusted partner of a large number of Canadian healthcare providers, we are sensitive to the critical nature of your mission to support, comfort and care for the population. We remain available for any specific requirements and are currently mobilizing our staff nation-wide to work by your side and support you through this challenging time.
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  • Continuum Health: Logibec's New Innovative Initiative
    Continuum Health: Logibec's New Innovative Initiative
    Today marks the official launch of a new Logibec initiative focused on innovation in healthcare, Continuum Health.
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  • Logibec is Stepping Into Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Help Prevent Hospital Readmissions
    Logibec is Stepping Into Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Help Prevent Hospital Readmissions
    Logibec is in partnership with three healthcare organizations in Quebec, Canada, to develop and validate a readmission risk prediction model that will identify a patient’s likelihood of being readmitted within 45 days of discharge.
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  • The Solution to Relieve Congestion in the Emergency Room
    The Solution to Relieve Congestion in the Emergency Room
    For more than 20 years, emergency room overcrowding has been a major issue in Canada. We have seen an increase in awareness at the political and administrative levels as well as the public level. Despite all the efforts and changes that have been put in place, the difficult situation in emergency rooms continues to grow, especially since bottlenecks are more frequent, but also more significant[1]. In Quebec, emergency departments regularly make headlines about the issues created by overcrowding or long waiting times for consultations.
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  • Clinical Redirection : A Step Towards More Efficient Emergency Rooms
    Clinical Redirection : A Step Towards More Efficient Emergency Rooms
    Univalor selects Logibec as Licensee for the Innovative Emergency Redirection Solution Developed Jointly by the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’île-de-Montréal and Dr. Alexandre Messier of Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.
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