A multidisciplinary approach to enhance available health services
MONTREAL, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada is pleased to
announce the upcoming launch of HUMA+ clinics in the Greater Montréal
Area. Located in Laval and St-Bruno-de-Montarville, these two new
clinics will offer patients the opportunity to collaborate with
professionals from many medical disciplines, under the supervision of
doctors affiliated with the Québec health care network.
"This is great news for individuals located near the HUMA+ clinics,"
declared Dale Weil, Senior Vice President, Integrated Healthcare
Solutions, Strategy and Business Development at McKesson Canada. "HUMA+
clinics will be open and accessible to everyone. There are no access
fees, and the doctors working there are paid by the Régie de
l'assurance maladie du Québec's public plan (RAMQ). It will be up to
the doctor, and only the doctor, to prescribe what treatment is best
suited to his or her patient. Patients will be able to choose whether
to pursue their treatment in the public network, however we believe
that the added value of HUMA+ clinics resides in the fact that patients
will have the choice to receive their treatments at HUMA+, thanks to
the many paramedical services offered," added Ms. Weil.
A multidisciplinary approach
As for Yves Legault, Vice-President and General Manager of McKesson
Health Management Services, who is responsible for the new HUMA+
clinics, he feels that doctors and patients will be able to take
advantage of this approach: "The benefit of our services is helping
doctors optimize their tasks. The core of this activity is to support
medical staff within each clinic so they can better organize their
work. Doctors working at the HUMA+ clinics will be responsible for
patients and will be assisted by several health professionals,
including nurses, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and many others," he
Mr. Legault also added: "Doctors will be responsible for the patients.
For patients diagnosed with a medical condition or chronic illness,
doctors will be able to offer a multidisciplinary approach, with the
help of our other professionals. These specialised services will be
provided onsite to all patients who choose to use these services, while
always adhering to the applicable laws in Québec."
HUMA+ is a network of health clinics providing medical consultation
services to the general public by doctors paid through the Régie de
l'assurance maladie du Québec's public system. Doctors working at the
HUMA+ clinics are supported by a multidisciplinary team, including
nurses, nutritionists and physiotherapists.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that
enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer
care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and
other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the
millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to
the quality and safety of care in Canada.
SOURCE: MCKESSON CANADA
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