TORONTO, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Medworxx Inc. ("Medworxx") (TSXV: MWX), provider of healthcare solutions for decision support, compliance and education, announced today its first Quebec customer, Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes (CSSS), a health and social services center. This CSSS will implement the Medworxx Clinical Utilization Management System (UMS), known in the Quebec marketplace as Med-Clinique.
The Medworxx UMS monitors patient stay, highlights care delays, assesses discharge readiness, provides consistency in the care process and an understanding of when the patient should be discharged, with no compromise to patient safety. Medworxx UMS is being used at over 100 hospitals across Canada, improving patient flow and utilization of hospital resources.
Medworxx' strategic partner for Quebec, MédiaMed Technologies, was instrumental in the sale of the system and will work with CSSS to implement the solution. All of the beds in the hospital will ultimately be managed by Medworxx UMS. There is a phased implementation plan over 5 years, beginning with the Medical/Surgical beds. Additional beds and criteria sets will be included over time.
"With UMS, we help our clients to increase their efficiency and improve the quality of care they provide. This support is even more important during these times with the economic challenges we all have to face. This first UMS implementation at CSSS du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes is an important step for all Quebec health organizations because it leads the way for better and more relevant use of hospital resources," said Dr Jean Mireault, Chairman of the Board and Vice-president Clinical Affairs, MédiaMed Technologies.
The Medworxx UMS is available in both English and French, which should lead to further expansion in Quebec. The French version of the product has been developed with input from the New Brunswick Department of Health. Medworxx UMS has been implemented province-wide in New Brunswick for several years.
"We are extremely excited to welcome our first Quebec customer to the Medworxx family," said Dan Matlow, President & CEO, Medworxx. "We look forward to building on the success we have had in New Brunswick and significantly expanding our footprint in Quebec. We believe there is a tremendous need for this application in the Quebec marketplace."
About CSSS du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes
The CSSS du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes, a health and social services centre, was formed in July 2004 by the merger of the St. Eustache Hospital, CLSC Jean-Olivier-Chénier, a local community services centre, and the two public long-term care facilities in St. Eustace and Mirabel.
This CSSS provides the leadership for the delivery of a local network of health and social services in the region, just north-west of Montreal. To accomplish this, it coordinates the activities of all the providers that have an impact on health and social services, to avoid duplication of effort and to ensure that the end user receives the right service, at the right time, at the right place, by the most appropriate provider.
The underlying values of the organization are: a humanistic approach; the continuing search for quality; relationships based on trust and a guarantee of commitment. With a focus on better health, the 2 400 employees and doctors, as well as the 180 volunteers all concentrate their efforts towards the fulfillment of the mission of the CSSS in its four facilities. For more information, visit www.moncsss.com.
About MédiaMed Technologies
Since 2001, MédiaMed Technologies has been a leader in information technologies aimed at improving productivity and profitability of health care organizations. MédiaMed Technologies provides evidence-based innovative technological solutions to managers and professionals of health care centres intent on delivering high-quality care, and consulting services in tune with the reality of the Québec health care system.
MédiaMed Technologies has developed cutting-edge expertise in the integration of clinical and administrative information systems. Its main product, MAGIC Hospital, has been in use in several health care centres. Performance indicators and the information provided by MAGIC enable managers to have a dynamic and overall assessment, thereby improving the care and services provided to the population.
Another top-selling product, Med-Urge, is the most advanced software product on the market for hospital ED management and is being used by an increasing number of facilities. Med-Urge's modular design is dynamic and meets industry standards, allowing for real-time data entry.
In addition to this expertise, MédiaMed Technologies also provides clinical, organizational, and financial efficiency assessment for healthcare centres.
MédiaMed Technologies is a partner with the Société générale de financement (SGF) to develop support solutions for health care organizations seeking efficiency and excellence of care.
Medworxx provides healthcare solutions for decision support, compliance and education. Founded in 2004, Medworxx products are now used by more than 500,000 people at over 290 hospitals across North America. Medworxx: our market is healthcare, our vertical is knowledge. For more information, visit www.medworxx.com.
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