WHITBY AND TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, November 9, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and
Healthtech Consultants (Healthtech) received two awards from the
Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Health: Project
Implementation Team of the Year and Project Patient Care Innovation
Team of the Year.
These prestigious awards recognize a not-for-profit healthcare team and
a for-profit healthcare ICT Company that have successfully implemented
an IT-health solution within a healthcare organization. Ontario Shores,
together with Healthtech, were recognized on a national level for the
implementation of our fully integrated electronic health record system.
"We are truly honoured to be recognized as a leader in Information
Technology and Health Informatics," says Karim Mamdani, Chief Operating
Officer. "Our success lies in the remarkable work of our people, who
designed and built a specialized system to meet the unique needs of
patients receiving mental health care. Their vision and expertise
enabled Ontario Shores to participate in advancing the future of
"This is a great testament to the wonderful partnership we have had with
Ontario Shores and to the commitment and dedication of the Healthtech
project teams involved during this great initiative," says Susanne
Flett, President of Healthtech. "Together we successfully demonstrated
the use of technology to support quality patient care and clinical
Ontario Shores brought advanced clinical systems to its inpatient units
using MEDITECH 6.0, and recently integrated the system with all
outpatient and offsite locations and clinics. The hospital immediately
saw benefits in terms of quality of care and patient safety.
Awards were presented at the 7th Annual Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala, celebrating the
outstanding achievements and excellence in the field of Canadian Health
Informatics, as well as recognizing and honouring the contributions of
individuals and companies in the efficient use of information
technology to improve the health of all Canadians.
Alison MacDonald, Clinical Education Leader, also received the 2011
Emerging Leader in Health Informatics Award from COACH: Canada's Health
Informatics Association for her role in the implementation of the
electronic health record system.
About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a
leader in mental health care, providing a spectrum of specialized
assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental
illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care,
built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in
research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental
health care system.
About Healthtech Consultants:
Healthtech Consultants has been advancing the quality of patient care
through the use of technology for over 28 years. We offer a wide range
of IM/IT consulting services exclusively to the healthcare industry,
including Meditech consulting services such as Meditech 6.0 readiness,
planning, implementation, advanced clinicals, project management and
Our real experience creates real results.
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SOURCE Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
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