TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario
have released a request for proposals (RFP) today to companies
pre-qualified to develop the province's drug information system.
The drug information system will provide a secure and comprehensive
record of medications to enhance patient care in Ontario. The goals of
the drug information system are: to improve patient safety, to improve
quality of care, to increase access to care and provide online tools to
support medication management.
Patient safety will be improved by reducing the number of adverse drug
Maximus Canada Services Inc. and TELUS Health Solutions GP are
pre-qualified consortiums based on a request for qualifications (RFQ)
process that began in March 2011. The consortiums demonstrate the
resource capability and the financial strength to develop and deliver a
drug information system of the size and complexity needed for all
An independent fairness monitor ensured that the RFQ was a transparent,
open, and fair competitive procurement process complying with both
Infrastructure Ontario's and eHealth Ontario's procurement policies and
Once proposals are received and evaluated, the successful consortium is
expected to be announced in summer 2012 with development beginning
More than 7,500 doctors, who care for 7.1 million patients in Ontario,
are participating in an electronic medical records program.
The RFP is available on Infrastructure Ontario's website at www.infrastructureontario.ca.
eHealth Ontario in a Crown agency that plays the leading role in
harnessing technology and innovation to improve patient care, safety
and access in support of the government's health strategy. The agency
is responsible for implementing the government's ehealth agenda and
creating electronic health records for all Ontarians.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering
some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real
estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as
asset management and property and land management; and providing the
public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing
to renew public infrastructure.
Visit www.ehealthontario.on.ca and/or www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
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SOURCE Infrastructure Ontario
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