Media Advisory - First "e" Health Centre in Canada to be Unveiled

    TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - You are invited to attend an exclusive, media
preview of the first "e" Health Centre in Canada.


    Tour Canada's most advanced, ultra-modern hospital two weeks before it
opens to the public. Find out how information technology is transforming the
future of hospital care.


    Thursday, October 11, 2007 -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    William Osler Health Centre -- Brampton Civic Hospital
    2100 Bovaird Drive East
    Brampton, Ontario

    Why you should attend...

    -   The largest investment in hospital care in Canada is being unveiled
        to trade and mass media TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the official October 28,
        2007 public opening
    -   The new, 479-bed Brampton Civic Hospital (608-bed at full capacity)
        is housed in an architecturally stunning 1.3 million square foot
        facility spanning the equivalent of three football fields
    -   Hear about and see first-hand how an information technology vision
        enhances patient care and genuinely benefits patients


    Media-Only Tour
    An extensive one hour walk-through will include demonstrations of
technology breakthroughs. Hospital and technology representatives will be
available to answer your questions.

    IT Expo
    Following the tour, meet with representatives from the innovative
companies working with William Osler Health Centre to make this advanced
technology health care vision become a reality. World class companies will
unveil many firsts for patient care in Ontario, Canada and, in some cases, the


    -   Largest healthcare patient self-service registration kiosk in Canada
    -   Most highly integrated Cardiovascular Information System - TOMCAT
    -   The Emergency visit automated from triage to disposition
    -   First ever full implementation of PICIS's high-acuity software suite
        (Emergency, Peri-operative, Critical Care)
    -   First healthcare site in Ontario to provide extensive wall-to-wall
        coverage of a/b/g/ wifi
    -   First healthcare install of a wireless handheld device (Symbol MC70)
        providing a single device for nurse call, codes, telephony and
        medical alarms
    -   Largest robotic installation of an auto-dispensing system for solid-
        based medications in Canada
    -   Biometric security sign-on to systems
    -   Paperless health record environment post discharge promoting
        anywhere, anytime secure access
    -   Extensive use of bar code technology building the foundation for
        patient safety
    -   The only 10GB (meshed) network infrastructure in Ontario Healthcare

    For more information and to RSVP please contact:
    Martin van Zon
    Media Relations
    Tel 1 800 565 0571 x 222    Cell 905 407 1833
    Fax 905 332 8316

    About William Osler Health Centre

    William Osler Health Centre presently has approximately 600 beds and a
health care team of 3,700 staff, 700 physicians and 900 volunteers. As a
regional referral centre, Osler offers acute care and ancillary health care in
the growing and diverse communities of Etobicoke and Brampton, Ontario. Its
newest facility - the 1.3 million square foot Brampton Civic Hospital is
scheduled to open its doors to patients on October 28, 2007. For information
on the new Brampton Civic Hospital, visit

For further information:

For further information: Gillian Williams McClean, Director,
Communications and Marketing, William Osler Health Centre, (905) 494-6811

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