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Hospital IT

Trois-Rivières selects Purkinje’s Dossier

The Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivières (CHRTR) has selected Purkinje to supply its Purkinje Dossier Computerized Medical Record (CMR) solution to scan and view patient files.

This $1.6 million contract is part of the hospital’s RIGIC project (Réseau intégré de gestion de l’information clinique, or Integrated network of clinical information management), which aims to create the necessary infrastructure for the secure transmission of clinical data between institutions in the central Quebec region.

At the CHRTR, the charts of all patients who have been registered or admitted over the last two years will be scanned using Purkinje’s Computerized Medical Record (CMR). Healthcare professionals will then be able to view these charts at any time, allowing caregivers total access to a patient’s data during an episode of care.  An estimated 120,000 charts will be scanned. The mandate to scan the medical archives of Trois-Rivières Regional Hospital has been given to Trigonix, Purkinje’s business partner in the health sector. Considering the magnitude of this project, an implementation period of 14 to 18 months is expected.

“Facilitating access to patient data is an important step towards improving the quality and efficiency of care,” said Dr. Fernand Taras, president and CEO of Purkinje (pictured at left). “We are very happy with this opportunity to deploy the Purkinje Dossier CMR solution at the CHRTR and to integrate it within the regional RIGIC project.”

“The Purkinje CMR solution will allow the instant (on demand), simultaneous (in real-time), secure, and confidential sharing of clinical information in a more efficient and cost-effective manner,” added Denis Lefebvre, assistant director, Hospital Services.

“Moreover, this is undoubtedly a sign of what lies ahead for the CHRTR, considering that a large part of the information in the patient’s chart is already shared with the Centre hospitalier du Centre-de-la-Mauricie in Shawinigan.”

The Purkinje CMR will be integrated seamlessly within the Electronic Medical Record, which is already in place, as part of the CHRTR’s vision to offer healthcare professionals a universal tool that manages all the patient’s data during an episode of care.

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