3M Canada and SoftMed announce
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