Canadian Health Informatics Award Acknowledges Teamwork and Client
Registry Index based on Initiate(R) Software
CHICAGO, November 20 /CNW/ - Initiate Systems, Inc., today announced
Saskatchewan Health and Initiate Systems have received the Canadian Health
Informatics "Project Implementation Team of the Year" Award granted by CHITTA,
the Health Division of Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).
The award recognizes Saskatchewan Health and Initiate Systems for innovation
in the adoption of Health Informatics in successful development of a shared
client index (SCI) using Initiate Patient(TM), a high performing enterprise
master person index (EMPI). This award also honors the private and public
sector team effort in the delivery of the solution on time and within budget,
working effectively together in its implementation.
"Congratulations to this year's Project Implementation Team winners on
their achievement" said Steven Huesing, president, CHITTA. "Executing a
complex technology project like this on time within budget, while hitting all
project objectives, is testament to the commitment and teamwork of
Saskatchewan Health and their vendor-partner Initiate Systems. The true
beneficiaries of this work will be Saskatchewan citizens."
"Saskatchewan Client Registry team demonstrated a commitment to a
partnership, which fostered innovation and creativity," commented Lorraine
Fernandes, vice president and healthcare industry ambassador, Initiate
Systems. "The Saskatchewan team handled everything with poise and
professionalism, overcoming complications of scope and scale to implement
successfully the SCI for Saskatchewan in less than a year."
As a result of collaboration and teamwork, the Client Registry Index
fulfilled its prescribed purpose of becoming the foundation for long-term
interoperability. Consideration was given to interoperability along with other
electronic health initiatives (EHR), including picture archiving communication
(PACs), lab repository, and pharmacy information program.
"The team agreed that sharing access to the data and the data management
functions was not a single department's responsibility," said a Saskatchewan
Health representative. "We all participated in the management of the SCI data,
determining that access to collective data was important for appropriate
health record management."
"Providing a shared accountability process for data quality turned out to
be effective in achieving and maintaining high data quality."
The SCI team from Saskatchewan Health and Initiate Systems received their
award on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the 3rd Annual Canadian Health
Informatics Awards ceremony. The event celebrated excellence and achievement
in the Canadian healthcare informatics community, publicly recognizing the
contributions of individuals and companies in the effective use of information
and technology towards the improvement of health for all Canadians.
About Initiate Systems
Initiate Systems, Inc. enables organizations to strategically leverage
and share critical data assets. Its Master Data Management (MDM) software and
experience as an information exchange leader provide organizations with
complete, accurate and real-time views of data spread across multiple systems
or databases, even outside the firewall. This allows companies to unlock the
value of their data assets for competitive advantages or operational
improvements. Initiate Systems operates globally through its subsidiaries,
with corporate headquarters in Chicago and offices across the U.S., and
Toronto, London and Sydney. For more information, visit
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