Mental health IT
Sudbury deploys mental-health
SUDBURY, Ont. – B Sharp
Technologies Inc. has announced a partnership with Hôpital Régional de
Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH) to deliver a web-based solution for
data collection and reporting. The solution complies with the provincial
and regional directives for mandatory reporting of inpatient psychiatry,
community mental health and addictions programs.
The solution will span the continuum of inpatient and community mental
health and addiction services across nine sites in the Sudbury-Manitoulin
Districts, providing a suite of clinical assessment and case management
According to Maureen McLelland (pictured), Administrative Director,
Mental Health and Addiction Programs, HRSRH’s vision is to have one
solution that standardizes the collection of client information that is
required in the mental health and addictions environment, and which also
interfaces with its existing electronic information system.
“We required a solution that would enhance our ability to monitor and
evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of mental health and
addictions services in inpatient and community settings,” said McLelland.
This project will complement other Ministry initiatives, including the
development and implementation of the Ontario Common Assessment of Need
(OCAN), the Mental Health Common Data Set, the Inpatient RAI instrument,
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Information System and Mental Health Report
HRSRH’s commitment to quality and the delivery of mental health and
addiction services is a top priority. “We are continually seeking to
improve our client information and statistical reporting needs by
facilitating the enhancement of an integrated client record across nine
program sites in a standardized way … to make the best care decisions”.
Robert Lazar, B Sharp’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder added,
“We are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with HRSRH as
they continue their leadership and innovation in achieving their vision
for excellence in patient care”.
The Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital (HRSRH) is a regional
resource and referral centre for more than 530,000 residents who live
across northeastern Ontario. The HRSRH offers a variety of programs and
services that meet many patient care needs, with leading regional
programs in the areas of cardiac care, oncology, nephrology, trauma and
rehabilitation. The HRSRH is moving forward with consolidating all
hospital-based services across three sites onto one site. Upon full
completion in March 2010, the new hospital will see patients receive
treatment in state-of-the-art surroundings, with new operating rooms, a
new Emergency Department, and new medical units. The hospital is also an
Academic Health Sciences Centre in collaboration with the Northern
Ontario School of Medicine, affiliated with Laurentian University in
Sudbury, and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.
About B Sharp Technologies Inc.
B Sharp Technologies is a business consulting and software services company
web-enabled productivity solutions aimed at helping clients address, manage,
and resolve key information technology challenges. Working in partnership with its clients, B Sharp is
committed to measuring the value of technology solutions in terms of
capacities to provide tangible returns to clients, whether in terms of
cost-savings, increased revenues, streamlined processes, or
advancing patient care.