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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014


  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada


  • Andrew Liu, HBSc., BSc.Phm., RPh., Clinical Manager, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Toronto East General Hospital, ON.

Graduated from the University of Toronto Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy in 2006 with a prior specialist degree in Pharmacology. As a clinical pharmacist at Toronto East General Hospital, Andrew predominantly supported the Thrombosis and Outpatient VTE Management programs for several years prior to moving into the role of Pharmacy Operations manager. He has contributed as a facilitator in the Thrombosis Management course through the Continuous Education Program at the University of Toronto and has previously presented the TEGH medication reconciliation process at e-Health Conference 2013. Currently, in the role of clinical manager he continues to support the Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Plan at Toronto East General Hospital and Closed Loop Medication Administration. His other interests include athletics and playing with trains with his two-year old son.

  • Josianne Gauthier, B. Pharm, M. Sc Pharm, CRE, Clinical Pharmacist and Team leader of Medication Reconciliation Implementation, Whitehorse General Hospital, YT.

Graduated from the University of Montreal in 2006 with a baccalaureate in pharmacy and a masters in hospital pharmacy. Completed a residency at Sainte-Justine’s Mother and Child University Hospital in Montreal and worked for 3 years as a pharmacist at the Montreal Chest Institute, Immunodeficiency Service and Quebec Antiretroviral Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Program (McGill University Health Center). Josianne is a Certified Respiratory Educator (COPD and Asthma) from the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care. Being an outdoor enthusiast, she moved to the Yukon in 2010 and works at Whitehorse General Hospital (Yukon Hospital Corporation) as a Clinical Pharmacist. She is the team leader of Medication Reconciliation implementation since 2010 and President of the Yukon Pharmacists Association. Josianne stays active and enjoys hiking, canoeing on their long summer days and backcountry skiing in the mountains of Alaska in the winter.

Purpose of the Call:

Two hospitals will describe how they have each implemented MedRec processes with the support of health information technology. Toronto East, a large urban hospital will describe how they use their hospital information system, Cerner, to support admission MedRec.  Whitehorse General Hospital a 55 bed hospital will describe how Iatric Systems’ software works with their hospital information system, Meditech, to support discharge MedRec.

Specifically they will describe:

  • How their respective technologies support MedRec processes
  • The perceived/demonstrated benefits and challenges with the of use of technology
  • Lessons learned when transitioning to eMedRec