Changes in the Newfoundland Healthcare System
Presented by Sister Elizabeth Davis, CEO, Health Care Corporation of St. John’s.
There is a new concept of health being developed: health is a state of physical, emotional and mental well-being.
An organizational change is underway. Leadership will have a large role, as well as service. The regional approach will be used, and all health facilities will be brought under the one umbrella: hospitals, nursing homes, health institutes, and community health boards. Organizational integration is the key. Consumers will be consulted, as a move is made to program-based delivery of health care.
Skills that will need to be developed include:
- dealing with public policy
- playing a public role
- creating value networks
- appreciation for the past
- being emotionally prepared for the coming chaos
- care for personal health
- being accountable for making a difference
New Options for Document Delivery
Presented by Linda Barnett, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Ariel is a document transmission system. Its key features include:
- Transmission of images over the internet using FTP
- Use of off-the-shelf hardware, which can be used for other functions
- Data compression, for faster transmission and reduced storage requirements
- High quality, high resolution images can handle everything from photographs to manuscripts
- Direct scanning means there is no need to photocopy materials before transmitting
- Faster, more reliable, and less expensive than fax
- Ariel Homepage
Docline is a request and referral system. Its key features include:
- Automatic holdings verification for titles in SERHOLD
- Automatic routing of requests for titles in SERHOLD
- Minimal hardware requirements
- Holdings database for over 3000 libraries, including NLM and CISTI
- Use of the UI number in Medline when creating requests
- Designed to equalize workload between lenders by randomly routing requests
- Time triggered actions to keep requests moving
- Produces statistical reports on activity
- Docline Homepage