Saskatoon Sexual Health Launches Electronic Medical Records System

 

We are excited to announce that we are working to implement an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. This integrated technology replaces paper charts with electronic records and will streamline other functions such as managing prescriptions and tests. This has been a priority for Saskatoon Sexual Health for a number of years as we lack the storage space necessary to manage the number of current paper files and want to reduce our environmental impact.

We are confident that this new system will result in organizational efficiencies and we will be able to serve clients better.  However, it will take some time to convert the thousands of patient files and for all of our team to adapt to the new system and ways of doings things. Our goal is to have the system fully implemented by January 2019 with as little disruption to clinic operations as possible.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this transition as we get fully up to speed. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Heather Hale at director@saskatoonsh.ca.

Exciting News

The Saskatoon Sexual Health with the generous support of the Saskatoon Community Foundation has partnered with Creative Options Regina and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living to offer a new initiative in the community.

Tell It Like It Is!  provides sexual health and wellness education during a ten week period; the purpose is to assist diverse learners and the people who support them in making life choices that promote optimal health and wellness in all dimensions of life. Using a compassionate approach, each module offers various learning opportunities through such topics as: Communication Skills; Self-Confidence; Nutrition and Hygiene; Online Safety; Developing Goals and Dreams; Building Healthy Relationships; as well as Sexual Education and the protection and prevention of different infections, diseases and pregnancy.

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Soapbox Social Fundraiser

Put on your best going-to-town outfit and join us on Main Street of Boomtown! This relaxed but fun event will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails. Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm, followed by a short program and live music. There will also be a pie walk, silent auction, and guests are encouraged to participate in the Boomtown scavenger hunt. Folks are also welcome to explore the museum during the event. Tickets are available at www.picatic.com/soapboxsocial

 

Sexual education is a human right

Raise your hand if your early sexual education was less than empowering. Here at SSH we are working with educators to create safe and barrier free spaces were young people can learn about and experiences sexuality. Shout out to our partners Action Canada of Sexual Health and Rights for literally writing the book, Beyond the Basics. For more information visit at www.actioncanadaSHR.org/beyond the basis