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Medworxx offers hospitals a new solution for training

TORONTO – Medworxx, a newly formed company specializing in content management, has produced a new learning management solution for the healthcare marketplace through a collaboration with Hamilton Health Sciences, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, St. Joseph Healthcare and Windsor Regional Hospital.

Medworxx managers believe the company is now poised to become the de facto standard for Ontario hospitals to manage their healthcare learning and regulatory compliance practices.

“As a member of the Medworxx advisory council, Windsor Regional Hospital, along with the other members, have participated in the development of the MEDlearn product, thus ensuring that our learning and regulatory compliance requirements are met” said Karen McCullough, director learning and clinical information at Windsor Regional Hospital.

MEDlearn is a learning management system for authoring and managing online and instructor-led courses; administering pre and post tests, exams and surveys; assessing employee competencies; and managing individual and career learning goals. According to the company, MEDlearn’s new features include:

• Easy-to-use web interface for learners and employees;

• Item-by-item status and history tracking;

• Synchronized course player that integrates course content and testing;

• Intuitive authoring for easy content creation of courses, exams, surveys, and other learning objects;

• Extensive management and reporting capabilities to ensure individual, group-based and corporate-wide compliance with regulatory requirements;

• Fully integrated with MEDcms content management platform.

“Medworxx is focused on delivering knowledge management solutions to hospitals and other healthcare provider organizations. This release of MEDlearn is an accomplishment that highlights our commitment to our existing customers, as well as our commitment to provisioning the most robust knowledge management platform for healthcare,” said Andre
Vandenberk, chief technology officer for Medworxx.

Medworxx recently acquired the technology assets of HealthyConnect. Earlier this year, it announced plans to extend existing product functionality to deliver a more
comprehensive healthcare knowledge management system.

The Medworxx Knowledge Management System consists of MEDcms, a content management system for creating, deploying and delivering both public content and managed information; and
MEDlearn, a learning management system for authoring and managing online and instructor-led courses; administering pre- and post-tests, exams and surveys; assessing employee competencies; and managing individual and career learning goals.

Together these products enable hospitals to simplify access to vital hospital information and provide management with the ability to analyze content effectiveness and track worker knowledge to ensure compliance with hospital and federal regulations.

“As a longstanding user of MEDcms, we are pleased to see this new company emerge that is committed to making its customers successful,” said Joseph Laforet, director ICT at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. “MEDcms has been a very successful component of our content management strategy, and we believe the new Medworxx corporate direction will result in significant benefits for healthcare organizations as we integrate online education with our existing content. A user who reads a Nursing Policy published on our Intranet will now be one click away from the online education that supports that policy.”

The company is led by two seasoned professionals. Dan Matlow, president and CEO, will direct company strategy and focus on increasing license and services revenues. Previously, Matlow was vice president, sales for Corechange, a Boston-based software company that focused on the healthcare market. Most recently, he was vice president, sales at Open Text Corp., where he was responsible for the company’s healthcare business.

Andre Vandenberk, chief technology officer, will focus on product development, solution strategies, and architectural consistencies that will enable Medworxx customers to leverage technology as a source of strategic advantage. An experienced information systems and technology professional, Mr. Vandenberk brings more than 22 years of information systems management knowledge to the company. Prior to joining
MEDworxx, Mr. Vandenberk was responsible for healthcare technology solutions at Open Text Corporation.

“As a Toronto-based organization, Medworxx will continue its leadership role as the primary provider of content and knowledge management solutions to the Ontario hospital sector. The Ontario Ministry of Health is placing a major emphasis on shared services between its hospitals. We feel we can help facilitate this effort in the area of content and knowledge management by providing a common platform within and across the hospital networks,” said Matlow.

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