Chronic care IT
Ontario seeks solutions for diabetes
TORONTO – As part of a provincial
plan to combat and control the rise of diabetes, eHealth Ontario is
teaming up with Infrastructure Ontario to build a Diabetes Registry.
Diabetes, a common chronic disease, afflicts 900,000 Ontarians, a number
that continues to grow rapidly.
Infrastructure Ontario and eHealth Ontario are now inviting companies to
submit Expressions of Interest to develop a chronic disease management
system that will be used to establish the Diabetes Registry.
The Diabetes Registry is an information system designed to track the
delivery of diabetes care according to evidence-based guidelines.
Its purpose is to reduce the gap between recommended guidelines and the
care Ontarians receive by providing clinicians with reminders and
reports. By reducing the gap, complications can be reduced and quality
of life improved for Ontarians with diabetes.
Diabetes management, of which the Diabetes Registry is a part, is one of
the three clinical priorities for eHealth Ontario. The others are
medication management and reducing wait times in hospital Emergency
The purpose of the request for expressions of interest (RFEI) is to
identify companies with the interest and capability to design, develop,
finance and maintain a chronic disease management system. The RFEI will
also help identify technical requirements for the system.
Interested companies are invited to submit their Expressions of Interest
by March 26, 2009. Details about the RFEI are available at
eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario will review the RFEI
submissions. Following the RFEI process, eHealth Ontario and
Infrastructure Ontario will begin a procurement process in summer 2009
to select a team with the experience, qualified personnel and financial
strength to deliver the Diabetes Registry.
eHealth Ontario is a new organization that plays the leading role in
harnessing technology and innovation to improve patient care, safety,
and access in support of the government’s health strategy.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to managing some
of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal
projects - ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget.
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