From October 20th to 23rd PatientOrderSets.com attended and presented at the 2013 Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Conference, “Innovations in Children’s Healthcare: From Inspiration to Application.” In addition to meeting many clinicians working in the field of paediatric medicine, we also had the opportunity the present the outcomes of our recent work with CAPHC performing a systematic review of the available medical literature pertaining to the use of inhaled nitric oxide.

During the conference, PatientOrderSets.com’s Founder Dr. Chris O’Connor served as a panelist/”Dragon” in CAPHC’s “Puff the Magic Dragon’s Den.” In this event, a panel of “Dragons,” experienced professionals in the field of medical informatics, appraised proposals for innovation in the field from three teams. The Dragons had the chance to ask questions, offer advice, help overcome barriers, and push these innovations from inspiration to practice.

CAPHC is a non-profit organization that brings together many healthcare organizations across the country. They represemt multidisciplinary health professionals providing health services for children, youth, and their families within quaternary and tertiary health centres, community health centres, rehabilitation centres, and home care provider agencies nationwide.