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Trillium chooses Salumatics for health records conversion

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.Salumatics Inc. and Trillium Health Centre have announced an agreement that will see Salumatics provide document imaging and application/hardware hosting services as part of Trillium’s development of its electronic patient record (EPR).

“The decision to move forward with Salumatics’ outsourced conversion solution provides Trillium with a distinct advantage in the healthcare community,” said Allan Magnacca, President of Salumatics. “It allows Trillium to focus on the thing that matters most, patient care.”

As part of a commitment to quality by design, Trillium is integrating its various electronic and paper-based information systems into a single electronic patient record. This will expedite access to critical patient health information by Trillium’s professionals and staff.

“Having a patient’s complete information in one place enables clinicians to make informed medical decisions faster, which is vital for patient care,” said May Chang, VP, Decision Support and Chief Financial Officer for Trillium Health Centre. “Salumatics’ work will make it possible for Trillium to integrate our paper and electronic patient records and that helps us better serve our patients.”

To accomplish this Salumatics will convert Trillium’s paper-based charts to digital images at its secure facility in Mississauga. This will provide Trillium’s health records staff, physicians and clinicians with seamless and secure access to the patient’s entire health record in electronic format.

About Salumatics Inc.
Salumatics is a privately owned Canadian company with the corporate head office and facilities in Mississauga, Ontario and an office in Montreal, Quebec. Salumatics has been serving clients since 2000 providing a host of outsourced services including Clinical Information Management Services (Remote Coding, Abstracting, Consulting), Electronic Health Record Services, Document Conversion Services, and Hosted Data (Disaster Recovery) Services. Salumatics has provided conversion services for over 30 hospitals across North America and has completed a number of large scanning projects, 18 to 24 million images per project,) in Canada. For more information, go to www.salumatics.com.

About Trillium Health Centre
Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada’s largest academically-affiliated tertiary care hospitals with highly-specialized regional programs in advanced cardiac, vascular, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedic, and sexual assault/domestic violence services. Housing a model ambulatory care centre and the largest free standing day surgery centre in North America, Trillium serves over one million residents in Peel and West Toronto and from other communities across Ontario. Last year Trillium’s doctors, staff and volunteers cared for more than 700,000 patients at the Mississauga (100 Queensway W.) and West Toronto (150 Sherway Dr.) locations. With the continued support of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation, the hospital’s fundraising arm, the two-site facility is attracting international attention for its innovative approach to providing safe, high quality health care services and has received numerous national awards for quality and innovation. For more information, go to www.trilliumhealthcentre.org.

 

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