I was reading through the OHA Newsletter this morning and came across an announcement regarding the evolution of the SIMS Partnership, a joint IT initiative of many greater Toronto area hospitals. I immediately went to the SIMS web site to read the full press release:
“With the increasing size of the SIMS Partnership, members have elected to revise the group’s structure to a more formal ‘association’ and change the name to the GTA Health Information Collaborative (HIC).”
The SIMS Partnership demonstrated the power of cooperation and the benefits of combining resources to achieve mutually agreed upon goals. Sometimes the best joint efforts are the ones resulting from common need and common sense.