Electronic health records
Sunnybrook chooses Salumatics for
– 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
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
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.
For more information, go to www.salumatics.com.
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 www.sunnybrook.ca.
Posted August 12, 2010