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Continuing care

Providence Care consolidates reporting solution

KINGSTON, Ont. – Providence Care, and B Sharp Technologies Inc., of Toronto, have announced a partnership for the implementation of B Care, a solution known for its ability to consolidate the collection and reporting of mental health, chronic care and rehabilitation data.

The solution also facilitates the delivery of information for compliance with provincial and regional reporting to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

According to Dan Coghlan (pictured), Vice-President Finance, Information Management & Chief Financial Officer, “The B Care solution was selected as the best product for Providence Care. The data will be used to determine care paths, and will also be used in our case costing - it is part of the overall strategy to improve the quality of patient assessment data, health care delivery and hospital performance.”

Coghlan added that, “We required a platform that offers flexibility to quickly adapt to evolving provincial and regional reporting standards and best practices. We required a solution that seamlessly integrates with our electronic health information system and promotes clinical utilization to facilitate better health outcomes across all Providence Care’s programs.”

Robert Lazar, B Sharp’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder noted, “We are pleased to welcome Providence Care to the B Sharp family of organizations and we are extremely excited about teaming up with a leading hospital committed to the people they serve.”

About Providence Care
Providence Care is southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of adult mental health treatment and rehabilitation, complex continuing care, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, palliative care, specialized geriatric medicine, long-term care and rehabilitation programs. One of Kingston’s university hospitals, Providence Care is a major centre for teaching and research - many of its staff hold joint appointments with Queen’s University, and conduct clinical research to develop cutting edge treatment for its patients. Providence Care was founded by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul in 1861 and continues their legacy by striving to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each person with respect, dignity and compassion. Today, Providence Care is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.

About B Sharp Technologies Inc.
B Sharp Technologies is a software and services company providing web-based healthcare productivity solutions aimed at reducing healthcare delivery costs, increasing organizational capacity, and improving health outcomes.

Posted Jan. 28, 2010