Papineau Hospital; digitization of its first patient care unit a success

QUÉBEC, May 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - MediaMed Technologies is pleased to announce the digitization of the patient care unit at Papineau Hospital. This is the hospital's first patient care unit to be equipped with Med-Care Plus, a clinical management system designed for nurses and physicians. The application allows healthcare professionals to plan and schedule clinical patient interventions, in real time.

Implemented on May 7th, nursing staff now has immediate access to all information pertaining  to a patient`s specific episode of care from anywhere on the unit thanks to five portable computer devices and five fixed work stations.  As well, the application includes a complete view of the patient care unit with a real time dashboard installed at the nursing station. The patient care plan initiated in ER is automatically transferred to the patient care unit without manual input. The interface and transfer of data from the emergency room to the patient care unit reduces the time required for transcription of data, reduces risk of error and frees up nursing time which results in more meaningful  patient care. 

"Since Day 1, the response from the staff has been positive", said Ms. Adele Gorman, the acting patient unit manager. "Med-Care Plus increases both quality of care and patient safety. The application streamlines the transcription of patient information to the patient's health record. The electronic transfer of patient data from our ER Application, Med-Urge to Med-Care Plus speeds up access to clinical patient information", Mrs. Gorman added.

For physicians, the introduction of Med-Care Plus allows instant access to patient records and treatment protocols.  In addition, they can now track the patient's progress and test results directly on the patient health record.

"Med-Care Plus, interfaced with Med-Urge, facilitates communication between clinicians and improves the quality of care for patients," said Dr. Jean Mireault, vice president, clinical affairs MediaMed Technologies.

Med-Care Plus is an application that helps nurses and physicians follow-up on patient assignments and related nurse workloads. The dashboard offers real time visualization of the physical location of patients within a care unit. The seamless transfer of patient information and automation of clinical protocols standardizes the quality of care, improves patient flow, allows for measurements of delays and consequently optimizes patient length of stay.

About MediaMed Technologies
Founded in 2001, MediaMed Technologies is the leader in proven technology solutions and consulting services designed to enhance the productivity and profitability of health facilities. The firm also specializes in the analysis of clinical and financial performance in the health field. It provides managers and professionals in health care facilities, innovative technology solutions and proven consulting services adapted to the reality of the health system. Partner of more than 55 health care facilities, MediaMed has already established a reputation for excellence and innovation that distinguishes it as a supplier of choice.
www.mediamedtech.com

About CSSS of Papineau
The CSSS (Health and Social Services Territory) of Papineau is a certified health and social services organization with more than 900 employees. It is located in the Outaouais region, is consists of a hospital, two residential centers, two CLSC (local community service centers) and serves a population of nearly 55,000 people.
www.cssspapineau.qc.ca

SOURCE: MediaMed Technologies Inc.

For further information:

Dan Chiasson, Regional Manager/Performance Solutions
MediaMed Technologies Inc.
Tel. 416-216-5437
dchiasson@mediamedtech.com

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