As a retired senior, Norma Mitchell is currently taking a number of medications. Like many patients who show up unexpectedly at an emergency room, she does not always remember her medications and/or their doses.
Fortunately, Norma’s physician at Sunnybrook Hospital, Dr. Mike Feldman has access to the drug profile viewer (DPV). This eHealth Ontario initiative is a secure, Internet-based application that provides authorized health care providers across the province with prescription drug claims information for 2.6 million Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) and Trillium Drug Program (TDP) recipients.
In fact, not just Sunnybrook Hospital, but all hospitals in the province have 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to DPV since 2005.
Watch the video to learn more about how DPV improves care, safety and access for patients like Norma every day.