Three Ontario Hospitals Deploy PatientKeeper Physician Portal, Mobile Clinical Results and NoteWriter to Streamline Physicians' Workflow and Improve Patient Care
Waltham, MA; Goderich, Ont.; Stratford, Ont. – Jan. 24, 2013 – PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of healthcare applications for physicians, today announced that three hospitals in Ontario, Canada – including two in the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) and the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital (AMGH) – have gone live with the PatientKeeper Physician Portal™, PatientKeeper Mobile Clinical Results™ and PatientKeeper NoteWriter™. PatientKeeper’s software enables physicians rounding at the three hospitals to easily access and act on all their patient information from their smartphones, iPads®, laptops or PCs. Two more HPHA hospitals are expected to roll out PatientKeeper next month.
PatientKeeper functions as a “physician overlay” to the hospitals’ MEDITECH® MAGIC 5.64 HIS and other departmental systems, making it possible for physicians to get all the patient information they need very efficiently in a single system that is optimized for their workflow.
“PatientKeeper is taking us to a whole new level in terms of making technology accessible to physicians when, where and how they want it,” said Andrew Williams, HPHA’s chief executive officer. “We’re putting patient information in physicians’ hands, electronically at the bedside, and they’re excited to have it.”
“PatientKeeper encompasses the best that is available when it comes to applying information technology to solve current healthcare problems,” said Shanil Narayan, MD, a physician at HPHA’s Stratford General Hospital. “PatientKeeper is a forward-thinking platform that allows us to grow and adapt as new needs arise. I particularly look forward to showing it off to new doctors who come to train with us, and leveraging it as a cutting edge education tool as we work to recruit the best physicians to our area.”
HPHA and AMGH serve a region encompassing two counties in southwestern Ontario with a population of approximately 135.000. HPHA comprises four hospitals in Clinton, St. Marys, Seaforth and Stratford; AMGH is in Goderich. The five hospitals have a combined total of 250 beds and share a common information technology infrastructure.
PatientKeeper’s EHR optimization software solutions streamline clinician workflow, improve care team collaboration, and fill functional gaps in existing hospital EHR systems. With PatientKeeper as the “system of engagement” complementing the EHR, clinicians can easily access and act on all their patient information from PCs, smartphones and tablets. PatientKeeper has more than 70,000 active users today. For more information about PatientKeeper, visit www.patientkeeper.com or call (781) 373-6100.