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
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
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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