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Foothills acquires LMS risk management suite

CALGARY – The Calgary Health Region’s Foothills Medical Centre has implemented the CALM system (Computer Assisted Labor Management) from LMS Medical Systems, a Montreal-based healthcare technology company and developer of the CALM Clinical Information System.

The Foothills’ purchase also includes a full suite of LMS risk management tools: CALM Curve, CALM Shoulder Screen and CALM Patterns.

As part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety and care, the Calgary Health Region is once again demonstrating its clinical leadership by choosing tools that can help clinicians better assess the risk of critical obstetrical complications and at times prevent their occurrence during childbirth.

The CALM software will support the Foothills Medical Centre’s obstetrical unit that oversees the delivery of some 4400 babies annually.

“We have chosen to introduce the CALM system at Foothills in order to provide the best possible care for mothers and infants,” said Dr. Ian Lange, Chair of Obstetrics for the Calgary Health Region. “The introduction of this world-class technology, provided through the support of the Calgary Health Trust, will help us pursue our tradition of innovation and commitment to clinical excellence.”

“The Foothills represents a beacon implementation for LMS,” said Diane Côté, President and CEO of LMS. “We will be working together to document the value provided to the obstetrical practice and to share the impact with users throughout North America.”

About Foothills Medical Centre: The Foothills Medical Centre is a tertiary care referral centre for southern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia and southwestern Saskatchewan. The medical centre has a unique partnership with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, all sharing the same site. This effective collaboration integrates clinical service, research and education to provide Albertans with specialized programs that respond to their healthcare needs

About LMS
LMS Medical Systems is a leader in the application of advanced mathematical modeling and neural networks for medical use. The LMS Computer Assisted Labor Management product suite provides physicians, nursing staff and risk managers with innovative obstetrical decision support and risk management tools integrated into robust clinical information systems designed to improve outcomes and patient care for mothers and their infants during labor and delivery.
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