Trillium Health chooses Carefx
to aggregate patient data
TORONTO – Trillium Health Centre (Trillium), one of Canada’s leading
healthcare providers, announced that it is deploying Fusion from Carefx
Corp. to deliver streamlined and secure access to aggregated patient
Carefx is working with IBM to give more than 3,000 Trillium physicians,
nurses and staff access to vital patient information on a single,
unified view from any workstation throughout the 750-bed medical
facility and other care providers within the community.
In addition, access would be provided from any location through a portal
which provides clinicians with a single point of entry to otherwise
disparate applications and a unified presentation of all vital patient
data. As a result, Trillium will be able to reduce the amount of time
clinicians spend searching for patient data, increase efficiency and
improve the quality of care.
Trillium, which serves more than one million residents in the west-end
of Toronto, recently embarked on an ambitious $100 million THINK
Initiative that aims to enhance the delivery of care through the use of
innovative IT systems.
Trillium believes that everyone, from hospital and community-based
health care providers, to patients and families in their homes, should
have the information they require to make timely and informed decisions
about their health.
Fusion from Carefx will support Trillium by addressing clinicians’ need
to navigate multiple and disparate applications – including clinical
documentation, lab results and prescription tools – in order to get the
full view of a patient’s clinical record.
Designed to enhance Trillium’s Single Sign-On (SSO) technology, Fusion
seamlessly aggregates patient data from diverse applications and
databases at the user-interface level – removing the cost-intensive,
resource-draining effort of back-end data integration.
After a clinician logs into an individual application and selects a
patient, encounter or observation, Fusion automatically finds and links
related patient information in all other applications and presents a
patient’s complete medical record in a single, simplified view. Using
the new platform, Trillium clinicians will be able to gain secure access
to information and manage content in clinical applications by Eclipsys
and Meditech, among others.
“Timely and simplified access to accurate patient information is
critical to providing quality outcomes, and we are committed to removing
obstacles that hinder clinicians from responding in real time to patient
needs,” said Wayne Mills, vice president of Information Services and CIO
at Trillium Health Centre.
“Our team of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals explored
multiple solutions in the information aggregation space,” said Mills.
“We found that Fusion from Carefx addressed the unique needs of
healthcare providers while offering an open, scalable and standard-based
infrastructure that allows us to bridge both context-enabled and
non-context-enabled applications and support both our desktop and portal
“Trillium Health Centre continues to redefine the boundaries of
healthcare services delivery in Canada through exemplary leadership,
best practices and innovation,” said Canada-based Eric Gombrich, vice
president, business development at Carefx. “With a comprehensive
clinical platform that combines information aggregation from Fusion and
the IBM WebSphere portal, Trillium will be able to deliver connectivity
throughout their network of hospitals and independent physician offices,
ensuring that everyone involved in patient care has access to the
information they need at all times and from any location.
“The result,” said Gombrich, “will be increased efficiency, productivity
and clinical efficacy that other healthcare organizations around the
world will likely want to emulate.”
About Trillium Health Centre
Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada’s largest community hospitals
with regional tertiary care programs in cardiac, stroke, neurosurgery,
orthopaedics, and sexual assault and domestic violence services. Housing
a model ambulatory care centre and the largest free-standing day surgery
centre in North America, Trillium serves over one million residents in
Peel and West Toronto and from other communities across Ontario. For
more information, go to
About Fusion from Carefx
Fusion from Carefx is the first Patient Information Aggregation platform
designed specifically for the healthcare provider environment as an
alternative to the heavy lifting of back-end data integration. Fusion
from Carefx’s open, scalable architecture and standards-based approach
makes it the preferred aggregation solution of industry leaders,
including CA, Cerner, GE Medical Systems, McKesson, Novell and Siemens
Medical Solutions. Today, more than 200 hospitals in the United States
and internationally use Fusion from Carefx.
According to the company, Carefx is the only provider of an open and
scalable Patient Information Aggregation platform that provides
clinicians real-time access to information residing in disparate
applications. Extending the value of Single Sign-On (SSO) technology
with context and identity management, Fusion from Carefx aids clinicians
with sleek, intuitive and flexible access to patient information and
satisfies IT imperatives by fully leveraging legacy investments within
an open architecture. For more information, visit