Medworxx signs new hospitals for
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
“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
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
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.
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