MEDITECH's Web EHR Expands in Canada

6.1 Web EHR Platform Enables Markham Stouffville Hospital to Form Partnerships with Hospitals in Ontario and Beyond

WESTWOOD, Mass., Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ -- While MEDITECH continues to expand its footprint across Canada, a long-term Canadian customer has also decided to upgrade to the company's newest Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform. Located in Ontario, where 58 percent of hospitals are using MEDITECH, Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) announced they will be implementing MEDITECH's latest web-based EHR platform in February 2017.

"MEDITECH is celebrating 35 years of successful healthcare partnerships in Canada, and we are honored to have progressive healthcare leaders like Markham Stouffville Hospital continue to move forward with the company's Web EHR," said Christine Parent, associate vice president of marketing at MEDITECH.

A MEDITECH customer for over 25 years, the 265-bed community hospital is best known for achieving HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 in 2014 with the highest EMRAM score for an acute care hospital in Canada. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario, MSH serves over 300,000 patients in Markham, Stouffville, Uxbridge, and the Greater Toronto Area. Recent recommendations from The Hospital Information System (HIS) Renewal Advisory Panel encouraging partnerships between hospitals is one of the reasons why MSH decided on an integrated, innovative EHR tool that puts them in a position to not only provide services to patients but ensure patient safety and quality of care.

"MSH is well positioned with the MEDITECH Web EHR platform to serve as a host for other Ontario hospitals seeking a hosting partner as recommended by the Hospital Information System (HIS) Renewal Advisory Panel," May Chang, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at MSH said.

"We want to be a partner for providing healthcare in the area," Lewis Hooper, chief information officer at MSH said. "As we move forward with MEDITECH's Web EHR, MSH is also excited about enhancements in Critical Care, Surgical Services, and Patient and Consumer Health Portal solutions."

Serving customers in Canada since 1981, MEDITECH is the leading EHR vendor in the country with 589 facilities. The MEDITECH EHR is also installed in 7 out of 10 provinces as well as in 2 of 3 territories. In 2015/2016, MEDITECH was recognized as Best in KLAS Community HIS and KLAS Category Leader for Global Acute EMR in Northern America (Canada).

For more information about MEDITECH's Web EHR, sign up for the next Webinar:

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Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT

Today, more than 2,400 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH's clinically-integrated and interoperable EHR to provide healthcare to the communities they serve. Their robust, patient-centered technology spans the healthcare continuum, including unique functional capacity for ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation services, behavioral health, and home care.

Paul Berthiaume
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

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