In Canada, Aboriginal Traditional Healing Programs have never been captured in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), that is, until now. Thanks to the leadership of a working group chaired by Anishnawbe Health Toronto, 73 codes that aim to capture traditional healing practices were developed and are now available through AOHC’s instance of Nightingale on Demand (NOD).
As a result of this work, Aboriginal communities in Ontario can now begin to tell their own stories of how traditional healing practices impact Aboriginal peoples’ health outcomes from a wholistic perspective. The work is also groundbreaking because it means recognition of traditional practices as healing.
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