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Electronic health records

Sunnybrook chooses Salumatics for records conversion

TORONTO – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced that Salumatics Inc., of Mississauga, Ont., will provide document imaging services as part of Sunnybrook’s evolution of its electronic patient record (EPR).

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

As part of a commitment to quality by design, Sunnybrook 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 Sunnybrook’s healthcare professionals and staff.

“We chose Salumatics after a comprehensive market search and a review of Salumatics service and quality control systems,” said Sam Marafioti (pictured), CIO of Sunnybrook. “We needed a partner that met our technical and business objectives to enhance clinical productivity and the effectiveness of our clinical staff, while continuing quality of care and ensuring patient safety.”

To accomplish this Salumatics will convert Sunnybrook’s paper-based charts to digital images at its secure facility in Mississauga. This will provide Sunnybrook’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 Canadian company with a corporate head office and facility in Mississauga, Ontario and a facility in Montreal. 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.
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About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of healthcare for the 1 million patients the hospital cares for each year through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff, physicians and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada’s premier academic health sciences centres. Sunnybrook specializes in caring for Canada’s war veterans, high-risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns, adults and the elderly, and treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience disorders, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries. For more information, go to

Posted August 12, 2010