N.B. to use MEDcontinuum in all health
FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Department of Health
has announced that MEDcontinuum, a clinical utilization management
solution from Toronto-based Medworxx, will be implemented across the
province’s eight health regions.
Medworxx develops software for healthcare that simplifies access to
information and improves workflow, resulting in increased productivity
and improved patient safety.
The company recently acquired Continuum solutions, of St. Thomas, Ont.,
which developed the core clinical utilization management software. Its
systems have been installed in hospitals across Canada.
The N.B. Department of Health's
goal in implementing MEDcontinuum software provincially is to improve
hospital bed utililization.
MEDcontinuum monitors patient stay, highlights care delays, assesses
discharge readiness, provides consistency in the care process, and an
understanding of when the patient should be discharged with no
compromise to patient safety.
“We are extremely pleased with the acceptance of MEDcontinuum in the
Canadian marketplace, where it appears to be emerging as the de facto
standard for utilization management,” said Dan Matlow, CEO, Medworxx.
“Since the fall of 2004, when the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
licensed this solution, it has been licensed for 6,500 beds across
Canada. The technology we provide, combined with our healthcare
expertise, allows our software to deliver solutions that improve
productivity and patient safety.”
The New Brunswick Department of Health has eight Regional Health
Authorities, with 25 acute care hospital facilities serving a population
of approximately 725,000.
For its part, Medworxx builds communities of practice for hospitals,
delivering comprehensive portal, content management, learning
management, communication, and utilization management solutions for the
Medworxx’ products are used by more than 150,000 users at over 100
hospitals across North America, including Hackensack University Medical
Center, Hamilton Health Sciences, Memorial Health System, Windsor
Regional Hospital, and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Medworxx,
headquartered in Toronto, is privately held. For more information, visit