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Snooping in NSHA patient files

Earlier in November, Nova Scotia’s Privacy Commissioner, Catherine Tully, revealed that health officials had been caught “snooping” on 335 patient health records. This is such a serious invasion of privacy that it is a prosecutable offence. Tully’s annual report said … Continue reading

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Reopen the electronic records bid process

Paul Schneidereit has written a staggering investigative piece in The Chronicle Heraldabout the bid process for a new electronic health records system for Nova Scotia. Read it here: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/bid-process-stunning-management-of-multimillion-dollar-nova-scotia-health-records-contract-questioned-253235/ Schneidereit’s work raises enough questions to call for the current bid process … Continue reading

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NSHA show some compassion

As the world is fixated on the alleged sexual misdeeds of a nominee for the US Supreme Court it is worth thinking about this on a local level. Recently in Nova Scotia we heard from a young woman who went … Continue reading

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NSHA executive change

The unofficial news is that Dr. Lynne Harrigan is finished with the NSHA as of September 4th. Harrigan is vice-president, medicine and integrated health services for the NSHA. There has been no public announcement of Harrigan’s departure or replacement, nor is … Continue reading

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NSHA rape failure

This an outrageous failure of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1593958-truro-hospital-turns-rape-victim-away How can an organization whose senior executives – CEO Janet Knox and VP Medicine Dr. Lynne Harrigan – are female be so cruel, so uncaring, so dysfunctional towards sexual … Continue reading

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Time to reorganize the Nova Scotia Health Authority

Directly behind Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, at the entrance to the executive parking lot sits Pioneer House. It is 100 metres from the back of the VRH and 50 metres from the hospital maintenance department. Pioneer House, the VRH … Continue reading

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New NSHA compensation numbers

As is tradition with Nova Scotia’s Public Sector Compensation Disclosure, the latest pay figures for bureaucrats are published in the middle of summer when it’s figured no one is paying attention. It’s the half-hearted, insincere attempt to comply with “accountability … Continue reading

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