Request for Expressions of Interest issued for Provincial Diabetes Registry

    TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - eHealth Ontario took a step forward today to
enable improved care for Ontarians with diabetes with plans to create a
Diabetes Registry for Ontarians. Diabetes is a common chronic disease. It is
estimated that 900,000 Ontarians have diabetes - a number that continues to
grow rapidly.
    Infrastructure Ontario and eHealth Ontario invite companies to submit
Expressions of Interest to develop a chronic disease management system that
will initially be used to establish the Diabetes Registry.
    The Diabetes Registry is an information system designed to track the
delivery of Diabetes care according to evidence-based guidelines. Its purpose
is to reduce the gap between recommended guidelines and the care Ontarians
receive by providing clinicians with reminders and reports. By reducing the
gap, complications can be reduced and quality of life improved for Ontarians
with diabetes.
    Diabetes management, of which the Diabetes Registry is a part, is one of
the three clinical priorities for eHealth Ontario. The others are medication
management and reducing wait times in hospital Emergency Departments.
    The purpose of the request for expressions of interest (RFEI) is to
identify companies with the interest and capability to design, develop,
finance and maintain a chronic disease management system. The RFEI will also
help identify technical requirements for the system.
    Interested companies are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest
by March 26, 2009. Details about the RFEI are available at
    eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario will review the RFEI
submissions. Following the RFEI process, eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure
Ontario will begin a procurement process in summer 2009 to select a team with
the experience, qualified personnel and financial strength to deliver the
Diabetes Registry.

    eHealth Ontario is a new organization that plays the leading role in
harnessing technology and innovation to improve patient care, safety, and
access in support of the government's health strategy.

    Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some
of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects -
ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Jennifer Sclisizzi,
Infrastructure Ontario, (416) 325-7409; Paul Kilbertus, eHealth Ontario, (416)

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