Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network to implement Medworxx Utilization Management System as the foundation of their utilization management program



    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Medworxx, the makers of a strategic software
platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge,
is excited to announce that the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration
Network (LHIN) will roll out the Medworxx Utilization Management System to
support their utilization management program. The implementation will include
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation, The Credit Valley Hospital, and the
Trillium Health Centre. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is one of 14 LHINs in
Ontario that were established by the Government of Ontario in order to plan,
fund, and monitor health care services at the local level.
    Canadian Healthcare Management, a health care consulting firm whose role
is to assist hospitals in improving patient outcomes by helping foster an
integrated, quality of care management process, will work with the LHIN and
each of the hospitals on establishing this utilization management program. "We
look forward to working with and assisting each of these leading hospitals, in
concert with the Mississauga Halton LHIN, in establishing a standardized
approach that is both quality and patient focused", said John Sexton, Managing
Partner, Canadian Healthcare Management.
    This utilization management program will be the first Ontario
collaborative effort of its kind. "We are very excited to be embarking on this
project and look forward to bringing the benefits of increased productivity,
reduced costs, and consistency in the care process to our community," said
Bill MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton LHIN. The Medworxx
Utilization Management System 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, ensuring optimum
patient safety.
    "Medworxx has successfully rolled out our Utilization Management Systems
at regions across the country and we are extremely pleased to now take this
program to the LHIN level in Ontario", said Dan Matlow, President & CEO,
Medworxx. The contracts with Halton Healthcare Services Corporation, The
Credit Valley Hospital, and Trillium Health Centre will bring over $1 Million
in revenue to Medworxx over a 5 year period.

    About Mississauga Halton LHIN

    Our network is one of 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) that
have been established and launched in Ontario. The Ontario government is
changing the delivery of health care service through the creation of Local
Health Integration Networks - community-based organizations that will plan,
coordinate, integrate and fund health care services at the local level.
    The Mississauga Halton LHIN includes the municipalities of South
Etobicoke, Mississauga, Halton Hills, Oakville, and Milton, and covers
approximately 900 square kilometres. While it is one of the most
geographically compact LHINs in the province, it is the fourth largest LHIN in
Ontario based on population, with over one million people residing in the
region. For more information, visit www.mississaugahaltonlhin.on.ca.

    About Canadian Healthcare Management

    Canadian Healthcare Management is the leading Canadian Clinical
Utilization consulting firm whose role is to assist acute care organizations
in improving patient outcomes by fostering an integrated, quality of care
management process in hospitals. Since 1996, Canadian Healthcare Management
has been assisting health care organizations and health authorities across
Canada to identify opportunities, to implement real solutions and to achieve
results and that are sustainable improvements over the long term have set CHM
apart from other consulting firms. For more information, visit
www.cdnhealthcare.com.

    About Medworxx

    Founded in 2004 and publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange,
Medworxx (MWX: TSXV) makes a strategic software platform that hospitals use to
communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge. Headquartered in Toronto,
Ontario, Medworxx products are used by more than 400,000 people at over 250
hospitals across North America. Medworxx: our market is healthcare, our
vertical is knowledge. For more information, visit www.medworxx.com.

    The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking
statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events
or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and
projections. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this press release and
neither approved nor disapproved the information contained in this press
release.





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For further information: Susan Gershman, EVP Operations & Marketing,
(416) 642-1278 x320, (416) 574-2349, sgershman@medworxx.com

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