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Emergency department systems

Kingston hospitals opt for Wellsoft ED software

KINGSTON, Ont. – Wellsoft Corp., of Somerset, N.J., announced that Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) have selected its Emergency Department Information System (EDIS). KGH’s Emergency Department is southeastern Ontario’s regional trauma center and sees about 47,000 patients each year. Hotel Dieu Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre sees about 50,000 patients each year.

KGH and HDH will jointly implement Wellsoft EDIS since the Emergency Department at KGH and Urgent Care Centre at HDH share hospital information systems, physicians and information technology support.

Wellsoft EDIS for KGH and HDH will support CTAS and CEDIS requirements. Wellsoft EDIS features will include Patient Tracking, Registration Tracking, Order Entry & Results Reporting, Medication Reconciliation, Triage and Nursing Documentation, Physician Documentation, Patient Aftercare/Disposition Summaries and Prescriptions. HL7 Interfaces to hospital wide and ancillary systems include ADT, Bi-directional Laboratory and Radiology Orders and Inbound Laboratory and Radiology Results.

With Wellsoft EDIS, KGH and HDH will satisfy their critical emergency and urgent care needs:

• Meet provincially mandated ED wait time targets.

• Align with other systems, such as ER/ALC reporting and referral

• Provide better patient management to create capacity and enhance patient safety

• Support better reporting with accurate and comprehensive documentation

• Provide information access – information about patient care in one ED to be accessible by the other

Dr. John Santmann, President of Wellsoft Corporation, commented, “We are excited to work with both Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital to introduce cutting edge, state of the art software that will help streamline ED workflow and improve patient care. We look forward to helping KGH and HDH realize their EDIS goals.”

About Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) are members of the South East Local Health Integration Network (SE LHIN), one of 14 LHINs in the province of Ontario. KGH is a 456-bed research and teaching hospital. As southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex-acute and specialty care, KGH serves almost 500,000 regional residents through its Kingston facility and 24 regional satellites and affiliate sites. Fully affiliated with Queen’s University, KGH is home to 2,400 health-care students and 160 health researchers. To learn more, visit Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, providing expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region. Our specialized services include outpatient pediatrics, ophthalmology, diabetes education, breast assessment, day surgery, urgent care and mental health programs. Affiliated with Queen’s University, we are partners within Kingston’s university hospitals, delivering quality health care, leading innovative research and training the health care professionals of tomorrow. To learn more about us, visit

About Wellsoft Corporation
Wellsoft Corporation, developer and provider of the industry-leading EDIS since 1988 is CCHIT certified and consistently ranked the top EDIS by KLAS (2006-2009) and MD Buyline. Wellsoft provides complete information management for the Emergency Department. With installations in the U.S. and Canada, Wellsoft hospital clients, combined, server over 3 million ED patients each year. Wellsoft is recognized for providing the most complete functionality and most configurable product in the marketplace. Wellsoft works closely with each client to develop real solutions for their Emergency Department, supplying expert, personal assistance. Providing custom solutions for enterprise-wide or single hospital implementations, Wellsoft is the specialist in Emergency Department systems. For more information please visit

Posted July 15, 2010