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Patient flow

Calgary selects Medworxx for utilization management

TORONTO – Medworxx, the makers of a strategic software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge, is pleased to announce that Calgary Health Region has chosen their Utilization Management System to improve patient flow across the region, with the initial deployment at the Foothills Medical Centre.

Calgary Health Region joins Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the New Brunswick Department of Health in implementing the Medworxx Utilization Management System (UMS) region-wide.

“The stress on hospitals in the Calgary Health Region has been increasing as the population grows”, said Bill Trafford, VP Advanced Technology, Calgary Health Region. “Implementing the Medworxx Utilization Management System will provide us with the ability to assess, monitor and assist in optimizing the utilization of our urban acute care facilities.

“Medworxx is thrilled to have the Calgary Health region join our growing family of customers”, said Dan Matlow, President & CEO, Medworxx. “Medworxx has had success with regional implementations of our Utilization Management System and we look forward to helping Calgary Health Region improve patient flow, first at Foothills, and then across the region.”

“Medworxx is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunity in the healthcare marketplace as more regionalization of healthcare organizations takes place,” said Matlow. “Our software application and the surrounding best practices continue to evolve through our experience with and feedback from our customers.”

The initial agreement is a five year term valued at approximately $500,000. The Calgary Health Region will review expanding the Medworxx system to its other urban facilities in the near future.

About Calgary Health Region
The Calgary Health Region is one of the largest fully integrated, publicly-funded health care systems in Canada. Serving a population of over 1.2 million people, the Region is home to some of the fastest growing communities in the country. The Calgary Health Region serves the city of Calgary as well as a constellation of smaller communities. These include the world famous resort communities of Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise, as well as numerous rural communities stretching from the mountains to the prairies – a total area the size of Switzerland. 25,000 employees and 2,300 physicians provide services in over 100 locations, including 12 hospitals, four comprehensive health centres, 41 care centres, and a variety of community and continuing care sites.

About Medworxx
Founded in 2004 and publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange, Medworxx makes a strategic software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Medworxx products are used by more than 200,000 people at over 200 hospitals across North America. For more information, visit www.medworxx.com.

 

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