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3M Canada and SoftMed announce strategic alliance

SILVER SPRING, Md. and LONDON, Ont. -- SoftMed Systems, Inc., a provider of core health information technologies, and 3M Canada Company, a leader in the field of health information systems, today announced they have forged a strategic alliance to provide comprehensive healthcare technology solutions to the Canadian market.

Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly promote and sell SoftMed’s healthcare solution offerings to Canadian healthcare facilities. SoftMed Systems offers enterprise solutions for healthcare documentation, case management, performance improvement, and health information management. 3MCanada is widely recognized as the leading provider of advanced software tools for coding, grouping, and abstracting that help healthcare organizations capture, classify and manage accurate healthcare data.

This alliance will enable both companies to better meet their customers’ needs. They will now provide an integrated and focused solution to collect & manage patient health records along the patient continuum of care via a single Canadian based vendor. This solution also meets Canadian regulatory compliance mandates and is proven in the Canadian Marketplace through existing client relationships.

3M Canada will also assist SoftMed Systems in providing client support to SoftMed’s Canadian clients. The two companies have developed a solution that provides quick resolution to various Canadian client support needs and is also compliant with Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

“SoftMed Systems is excited to be partnering with 3M Canada,” said Don Segal, CEO of SoftMed Systems. “Our companies share a common vision: to help the healthcare community achieve the promise of the electronic health record. This alliance provides Canadian healthcare facilities more comprehensive solutions for increasing productivity, reducing costs and enhancing patient care.”

“Teaming up with SoftMed is a tremendous opportunity to bring more comprehensive solutions to meet the changing needs of Canadian customers,” added Kevin Higgins, vice president, 3M Canada Healthcare. “We are confident that the unique software offering from 3M and SoftMed will be welcomed by our customers and advance their ability to effectively comply with regulations, better manage resources and ensure data integrity.”