McGill hospitals select Opera for OR
MONTREAL – Opera, a surgical
episode and OR resources management software system used in many Quebec
hospitals and European healthcare facilities, will be installed in the
McGill University Health Centre in the coming weeks. The agreement
between the MUHC and CHCA, the company behind the solution, is now
official, and project planning is under way.
“With the signing of this important healthcare institution, Opera has
confirmed its leading position in Canada and has added another respected
name to its list of internationally recognized academic hospital
clients,” said Nelson Lafond, business development director for CHCA.
In keeping with the decision made a few years ago by the Centre
Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the MUHC has chosen to
integrate software created by this established Quebec company.
“The deployment of the CHCA Opera suite at the MUHC is one of the major
technological transition and collaboration projects initiated by the
MUHC and CHUM as part of the redevelopment of these major Montreal
university health centres,” said Jean Huot, director of technological
resources for the MUHC and CHUM. “Our goal is to offer the best
functionalities to our clinicians and managers.”
“In addition,” said Huot, “it is important that we standardize and
integrate the common systems used by both health centers, and we have
evaluated Opera as our best option for the computerization of our
operating room suites.”
Opera allows the entire range of operating room planning activities to
be managed in a multi-site environment. It also offers advanced material
management functions and real time management of all clinical and
statistical data during surgery and in the postoperative phase.
The Opera system is currently distributed in more than a dozen countries
and, with more than 200 client sites, is considered as the leader on the
Canadian and European markets.
World-renowned health centers
With more than 20,000 employees and over 1,5 million patient visits per
year, the CHUM and the MUHC are multi-site tertiary care and teaching
facilities in Montreal specializing in clinical care, research, teaching
and the evaluation of healthcare technologies and methods of
intervention. Both are established on several sites in Montreal.
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