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Electronic health records

SickKids to implement new system for ER

TORONTO – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has selected Wellsoft Corporation, of Somerset, N.J., as the supplier of an Emergency Department information system.

SickKids is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in Canada. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.

“We expect that the patient tracking and triage features of the Wellsoft system will provide our staff real-time information about the patients’ journey through the Emergency Department,” said Lutfi Haj-Assaad, Director, Child Heath Services at SickKids.

Wellsoft’s EDIS system will be customized and integrated into the existing hospital information technology to meet the needs of the physicians, nurses and specialists at SickKids.

Wellsoft will work with SickKids to review current patient flow and determine how the system can best support the desired practices of SickKids. The highly customizable nature of Wellsoft will give SickKids an emergency department information system that is configured in a way that would enable patient flow and the attending physician’s oversight of fellows and residents.

Dr. John Santmann, President of Wellsoft Corporation added, “We are committed to providing SickKids with an innovative, flexible, customized EDIS solution that will integrate their patient care and teaching goals.”

About The Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is the primary care pediatric hospital for the downtown core of the City of Toronto. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children has approximately 50,000 patient visits per year. Sick Kids is also the tertiary pediatric referral center for the Greater Toronto Area, which has a population of approximately five million people. For more information, please visit

About Wellsoft Corporation
A pioneer in Emergency Department software, Wellsoft is committed to exceeding their clients’ expectations. Recognized for providing the most complete functionality and most configurable product in the marketplace, Wellsoft works closely with each client to develop real solutions for their Emergency Department. Every step of the way, from redesigning workflow and improving processes, through implementation, training and support, Wellsoft provides expert, personal assistance. Providing custom solutions for enterprise-wide or single hospital implementations, Wellsoft is the specialist in Emergency Department systems. For more information, visit