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Medworxx signs new hospitals for e-learning

TORONTO – Medworxx, a leading provider of knowledge management and communication solutions for the healthcare market, has announced that Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Grand River Hospital and North Bay General Hospital have signed on as customers.

Medworxx clients use the MEDlearn learning management system to manage education and to ensure compliance with legislated requirements at their hospitals.

“Our technologies and the methodology we use to implement them ensure that we are able to continue to grow our business and provide solutions that address our customers’ specific healthcare requirements,” said Niels Tofting, Vice President of Sales, Medworxx.

“Over the past few years Joseph Brant Memorial, like all other Ontario hospitals, has been required to deliver education programs to staff on a rapidly growing number of issues,” said Elizabeth Wensley, Director, Organization Development and Quality Improvement, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. “The list now includes: fire safety, WHMIS, privacy training required under provincial legislation, patient safety, emergency procedures, management of aggressive behaviour required by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, infection control, and safe methods for lifts and transfers mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

“In addition to delivering programs in a way that is accessible, engaging, convenient and cost-effective for a large staff working 24/7, we need to monitor training compliance and demonstrate staff competence,” said Wensley. “This is a major challenge.”

She said the hospital selected MEDlearn software for its ease of use, the outstanding support received during the proof of concept period, and Medworxx’s reputation.

Moreover, Wensley said that authors of course material can easily create courses, exams, surveys, and other learning objects.

“We’ve been a Medworxx customer for four years and have been using their MEDcms and MEDpolicy applications. We needed a web-based solution to address our hospital’s learning and compliance requirements, and we decided that the best solution for us is MEDlearn,” said Doug Buffett, Project Manager, North Bay General Hospital.

“My belief is that a learning management system is a valuable tool in any industry, but specifically in healthcare where our mandate is to provide the highest level of patient care possible in a constantly evolving environment,” said said Karen Fitzpatrick, Director of Organizational Development, Grand River Hospital. “To successfully achieve this mandate, we believe that GRH needs to become a learning organization – one that enables, empowers, and challenges our employees to continually seek out new and valuable knowledge and to apply that knowledge at the bedside for improved patient outcomes.

“We feel that the MEDlearn product will play a significant role in achieving this mandate and will provide vital support as we strive to raise the performance levels of our staff to best serve the needs of our community.”

About Grand River Hospital
Grand River Hospital is a 495 bed comprehensive community hospital that provides patient-centered care to more than 450,000 residents in the Region of Waterloo and the surrounding communities.

About Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
Joseph Brant is a community hospital committed to quality patient care that provides a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and outreach services. Joseph Brant serves a catchment area of a quarter million people not only in Burlington, but also in the communities of Halton and Hamilton including Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton, Oakville, Stoney Creek and east Hamilton.

About North Bay General Hospital
North Bay General Hospital (NBGH) and its predecessors have served the families of North Bay and the surrounding district for nearly 100 years. Previously two separate hospitals, the 204-bed NBGH is a result of the merger, over ten years ago, of North Bay’s Civic Hospital and the St. Joseph’s Hospital. The North Bay General Hospital is committed to providing compassionate, quality, patient-focused care to the people of North Bay and surrounding areas.

About Medworxx
Medworxx delivers comprehensive clinical portal, content management and communication solutions for the healthcare market. The Medworxx knowledge management system enables employees to create, manage and share valuable knowledge assets across the organization. More than 100,000 users across North America are using Medworxx products including Hamilton Health Sciences, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Windsor Regional Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Medworxx, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is privately held. More information can be found at