Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.
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Dr. Trent Loewen is the department head for family practice at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, and he is passionate about the use of technology for communication in health care. Working collaboratively with leadership and IT, Dr. Loewen championed the innovation of a software system called DOCConnect.
Once this system is implemented, physicians can be contacted with greater ease and accuracy. By joining the Meditech and On-call computer systems already in place, DOCConnect will provide real-time information about who’s on call and how they can be contacted. DOCConnect provides timely access to the right physician at the right time thus reducing delays.
A tireless advocate for technological advancement, Dr. Loewen spent hundreds of hours lobbying and working with IT, front line staff and colleagues to ensure that the new system will facilitate better physician engagement and communication.