MEDITECH Congratulates Humber River Hospital's Peter Bak on ITAC CIO Award

Ontario's Humber River Hospital CIO Receives 2016 CanadianCIO of the Year Award

WESTWOOD, Mass., Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ -- MEDITECH is pleased to congratulate Peter Bak, CIO at Humber River Hospital (HRH), the first fully digital hospital in North America located in Toronto, Ontario, on receiving the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) 2016 CanadianCIO of the Year Award (public sector).

"This is a tremendous accomplishment and MEDITECH is proud of Peter Bak and HRH's hard work, which sets an example for other healthcare organizations striving to improve efficiency, safety, and quality while fundamentally enhancing the patient care experience," President and CEO at MEDITECH, Howard Messing said. "What HRH has achieved goes beyond the integration of typical hospital information systems and software, by bringing together clinical, business, and facility automation systems in ways that have not been seen before in healthcare."

The ITAC CanadianCIO of the Year Award is presented to outstanding CIOs in either the private sector, public sector, or not-for-profit sectors demonstrating business and technological vision, entrepreneurship, capacity to drive enterprise transformation, and measurable operational strength delivering shareholder or stakeholder value.

"On behalf of the innovation and transformation team at Humber, I'm honored to receive the CanadianCIO of the Year Award from ITAC. This award and the success of Humber's digital project is the result of hospital-wide communication and collaboration of all staff—from care providers to executive leadership," Bak said. "The journey to become the first fully digital hospital in North America took an enormous amount of planning and not just with our staff, but with MEDITECH as well. MEDITECH's integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) was a key piece of HRH's roadmap to becoming 100 percent digital."

Bak recently accepted the award at the 2016 Ingenious Awards, an annual celebration of excellence in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) by Canadian organizations.

A MEDITECH customer for over two decades, HRH is leveraging MEDITECH's EHR to support their patient care goals. Since implementation, CPOE and Physician Documentation (PDoc) utilization in their inpatient setting is at 100 percent. In addition, HRH is taking healthcare integration and cancer treatment to a whole new level, as the first adopter of MEDITECH's Oncology Management solution with the 6.x EHR platform. The regional 656-bed acute care hospital's innovative technologies—which also include self-serve on-line tools and robots that mix and administer medications—enable staff to spend more time focusing on patient care and safety.

Today, more than 2,400 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH's clinically-integrated and interoperable EHR to provide healthcare to the communities they serve. Their robust, patient-centered technology spans the healthcare continuum, including unique functional capacity for ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation services, behavioral health, and home care.

Paul Berthiaume
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

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