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Patient care

Collingwood hospital to install bedside computers

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Collingwood General & Marine (G&M) Hospital, about 100 km north of Toronto, is set to install state-of-the-art bedside computers from Lincor Solutions, to provide staff and patients with access to clinical and multimedia applications at the point-of-care.

With Lincor’s MEDIVista solution running site wide, the Collingwood G&M system includes specially designed touchscreen computers installed at every bed for accessing critical hospital management and diagnostic systems, while also offering a suite of entertainment, education and communications services to patients.

Lincor is a leading global provider of bedside computing solutions for hospitals. Its MEDIVista solution, already installed at 20,000 hospital beds around the world, is designed to enhance patient care, improve the patient experience and increase operational effectiveness.

According to the company, the solution is based on the most advanced beside device on the market which is fully integrated with clinical, diagnostic and hospital management systems to meet the needs of clinicians, patients and hospital administration personnel.

“Lincor’s MEDIVista solution enables us to provide reliable, secure access to vital applications such as picture archiving system (PACS) and patient records (EHR) at the patient bedside, supporting better diagnosis, treatment and management of patients,” said Steve Soychak, CIO at G&M Hospital. “Meanwhile the wide range patient-oriented entertainment, education and communications services, delivered on the same device, help to improve patient experience and wellbeing during their hospital stay.”

“Collingwood G&M Hospital aims to be a high performing, patient-focused hospital serving its community by providing quality and excellence in patient care,” said Richard Cooke, CEO Lincor Solutions. “By delivering more services and applications direct to the point-of-care, with MEDIVista, it is optimizing its investments in technology and infrastructure, while improving patient safety and experience.”

G&M Hospital is the fourth Ontario-based hospital to install Lincor’s MEDIVista solution. “We have been focused on converging systems in the development of our technology plans and Lincor’s product provided us an opportunity to do just that at the patient bedside,” said G&M’s Soychak. “Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Barrie had adopted MEDIVista for this purpose. We were able to see it live and were very impressed by the overall system offering and in particular, the reliability and uptime since go-live over two-and-a-half years ago.”

Lincor MEDIVista enables doctors and nurses to access patient records and clinical applications, and to record observations in real-time, eliminating the need for additional hardware on the wards and the error-prone practice of re-keying information. The same secure, sterile, touchscreen beside PC also provides television, phone, internet, games, video telephony, educational content and hospital information for patients.

Lincor’s MEDIVista solution includes applications for improving the effectiveness of hospital processes such as catering and bed management. It offers an ideal platform for distributing and managing patient surveys, whether they are required for regulatory purposes or to support business intelligence and patient relationship management. At the same time hospitals can mitigate the cost of providing essential clinical bedside access by generating revenue from patient entertainment and other services.

About Lincor Solutions
Founded in 2003, Lincor Solutions (http://www.lincor.com) is a leading provider of bedside computing solutions for hospitals. Its MEDIVista solution is installed at more than 20,000 beds across 80 hospitals in 15 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. MEDIVista is based on the most advanced beside device on the market and includes a full suite of user-focused front-end applications and back-office services designed to enhance patient care, improve the patient experience and increase operational effectiveness. MEDIVista is fully integrated with clinical, diagnostic and hospital management systems to meet the needs of clinicians, patients and hospital administration personnel at the point-of- care. It also provides TV, phone, internet, games, video telephony, educational content and hospital information, on the same beside device.

About Collingwood General & Marine Hospital
Collingwood General and Marine (G&M) Hospital is a 72-bed hospital located in Collingwood, Ontario (approximately 90 minutes north of Toronto) that serves more than 60,000 permanent residents and 2.5 Million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore and the Blue Mountains. The G&M is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as two inpatient units (medicine and surgery). In addition, the G&M also provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopedics, intensive care and surgery. The Hospital also provides out-patient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services.

For more information please visit the hospital website at www.cgmh.on.ca and its Foundation website at www.cgmhf.com


Posted March 24, 2011

 

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