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N.B. to use MEDcontinuum in all health regions

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 healthcare market.

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