Medworxx Announces Preconfigured Version of its Emergency Readiness Solution for Swine Flu Pandemic

    TORONTO, May 1 /CNW/ - Medworxx, provider of healthcare solutions for
decision support and compliance, announced today a solution that will allow
hospitals to get up and running with a hosted incident command system for
Swine Flu Pandemic in under 48 hours.
    Medworxx ERS is a web-based application that addresses The Joint
Commission mandated all-hazards approach to emergency management and is NIMS,
ICS, and HICS compatible. The Medworxx solution supports all four phases of
emergency preparedness - mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.
    The solution for the Swine Flu Pandemic will provide hospitals with a
common operational platform that becomes your response command system,
communications system, and a single source of information for responding to
the flu pandemic.
    -  Implement a pandemic specific incident command organization chart,
       assign staff to roles, with job action sheets for each role
    -  Communicate amongst roles
    -  Standardize messages to your hospital staff
    -  Keep everyone aware of changes in policy, and distribute to
       appropriate staff
    -  Update pandemic status in one central place
    -  Provide the most recent breaking news on the Swine Flu
    -  Communicate precautions and updated policies on cough etiquette,
       sneezing, hand washing
    -  Provide access to the public and media if desired

    The rollout of the Medworxx ERS for Swine Flu will provide hospitals with
a web portal that is the central communication point, storing all relevant
policies and documents. Content and news feeds from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will be
included. Organization chart functionality provides the ability to define
broadcast groups, call trees, and directories to facilitate communication. Job
action sheets and planning guides assist in timely response to critical
actions. Links to Google Maps and other news feed such as CNN (Cable News
Network) can be included.
    "Medworxx is pleased to provide hospitals with this solution to assist
with their short term requirements", said Dan Matlow, President and CEO,
Medworxx. "A communication vehicle that allows hospitals to get the relevant
policies out, and have updates immediately available, is essential. And, in
the longer term hospitals can use the Medworxx ERS for preparedness and
mitigation, whether that is for the next phase of the Swine Flu or for any
other pandemic, natural disaster, or other emergency."
    Medworxx will be hosting a webinar demonstrating the Medworxx ERS for
Swine Flu on Wednesday, May 6th at 2:00 PM Eastern. For details, please visit

    About Medworxx

    Medworxx provides healthcare solutions for decision support and
compliance. Founded in 2004, Medworxx products are now used by more than
500,000 people at over 280 hospitals across North America. Medworxx: our
market is healthcare, our vertical is knowledge. For more information, visit

    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

For further information:

For further information: Susan Gershman, EVP Operations & Marketing,
Medworxx, T: (416) 642-1278 x320,

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