MaRS client PatientOrderSets.com collaborates with Canada Health Infoway and Trillium Health Centre to benefit patient care for seniors
Toronto, December 6, 2011 – A $1 million joint investment between Canada Health Infoway and Trillium Health Centre will benefit patient care for seniors by making available a new library of evidence-based checklists produced by MaRS client PatientOrderSets.com. Together, Trillium and PatientOrderSets.com will provide the library to benefit those living in more than 500 long-term care and complex continuing care beds in the Mississauga-Halton region.
The detailed, evidence-based “order-set” checklists enable health care professionals to quickly and easily identify and select the most effective treatments for their patients. This instant access to evidence-based best practices improves patient outcomes by improving the process of ordering appropriate treatments and tests. Health care providers in long-term care homes will be able to access the order sets using web-based order set software from PatientOrderSets.com called EntryPoint.
“We have found order sets to be an effective tool for improving patient outcomes in our hospital,” said Trillium President and CEO, Janet Davidson, O.C. “[We] look forward to seeing their positive impact on the quality of care in our long-term and complex continuing care facilities.”
“PatientOrderSets has developed a unique business model that combines deep domain expertise in the medical profession with excellent software capabilities in their products, offering a service to hospitals that delivers improved efficacy,” said MaRS Advisor Bill Wignall. “MaRS is proud to have advised this promising Canadian company. We look forward to their impact on the long-term care market here and around the world.”
“Our advanced solutions have made an impact on hundreds of thousands of patients in more than 160 hospitals across Canada,” said the President of PatientOrderSets.com, Dr. Chris O’Connor. “We know order sets will have a dramatic impact on long-term care. We’re proud to make a commitment to enter the long-term care market.”
PatientOrderSets.com is a leading provider of evidence-based order set content and technology. The company has a growing client base of more than 160 hospitals and health care organizations ranging from major medical centers to small community hospitals.
About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests in projects with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of electronic health record systems in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will foster a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.
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