MONTREAL, June 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada announced today
that its Telecare Services have been accredited with Exemplary Standing
by Accreditation Canada, the highest level of accreditation possible.
The Telecare Services are part of McKesson's CareEnhance Telecare
Solutions, and include the 811 Telecare service in Nova Scotia, the Problem Gambling Help Line in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and the Recovery Aftercare Program in Newfoundland. These services provide direct access to health care
professionals, optimize health care delivery, and help ensure healthy
outcomes for patients.
"This is an important achievement for McKesson. The service was
evaluated by industry peers on standards for Leadership for Primary
Care and Telehealth Services, which address many aspects of health
care, from patient safety and ethics to staff training and partnering
with the community. Underlying it all was a comprehensive review of
service based on eight quality dimensions: population focus,
accessibility, safety, worklife, client-centered services, continuity
of services, effectiveness and efficiency," explained Dale Weil,
McKesson Canada's Senior Vice President, Integrated Healthcare
Solutions, Strategy and Business Development.
The Accreditation Report provided as part of the accreditation process
highlighted areas of strength for the telecare services including
collaborative working relationships with external partners, a rigorous
clinical review process, comprehensive documentation, a robust quality
framework, and an exemplary program to support work-at-home nursing
Undertaking accreditation was a voluntary initiative for McKesson
Canada, which decided to participate in Accreditation Canada's program
to evaluate its performance against national standards of excellence.
Both time and resources were invested to participate in this
accreditation process which demonstrates its patients and clients
receive the best possible care.
McKesson's Telecare Services are accredited until June 2017.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that
enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer
care. The company's solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers,
hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get
closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while
contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
SOURCE: MCKESSON CANADA
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