Ontario hospitals join partnership to deliver seamless patient care with MEDITECH’s Web EHR
Located in Ontario, where 58 percent of hospitals are using MEDITECH's Electronic Health Record (EHR), Markham Stouffville Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, and Stevenson Memorial Hospital announced a new partnership to integrate their Health Information System (HIS) and accelerate the adoption of MEDITECH's 6.1 Web EHR across all three organizations. Over the next year, Southlake and Stevenson will implement MEDITECH's latest platform which will be hosted by MSH, a current customer for over 25 years and first in Canada to implement MEDITECH's Web Ambulatory solution.
"The MEDITECH system creates the opportunity for a shared patient record across all three organizations, meaning regardless of where the patient receives care, the clinicians have real-time access to the patient's health information," Jo-anne Marr, president and CEO at MSH said. "This partnership offers a number of benefits to our community; it creates the opportunity for a common patient record, it enables us to optimize our staff and financial resources, and it showcases our expertise and innovation for healthcare IT."
The first-of-its-kind since the start of the province's new eHealth 2.0 guidelines, a blueprint set forth to help healthcare organizations collaborate and exchange health information, the historic and strategic partnership will enable all three sites to improve the quality of care and patient safety with seamless care coordination across the continuum.