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Performance management

Leamington hospital selects MediSolution’s Virtuo

LEAMINGTON, Ont. – Leamington District Memorial Hospital has purchased MediSolution’s Virtuo Business Intelligence (BI) enterprise solution. The Virtuo BI system will be implemented throughout the hospital’s organization and will allow the management team to concurrently track performance and monitor trends across a number of clinical, financial and resource management systems. The solution will be implemented over the next three months.

Specifically designed for healthcare organizations, the Virtuo Business Intelligence solution turns data into web-based dashboards and scorecards allowing managers to track key performance indicators (KPIs) to quickly identify trends and implement appropriate action.

Leamington District Memorial Hospital will use the system to monitor and report on 27 initial KPIs that have been specifically designed to track performance metrics for the Ontario Ministry of Health’s performance scorecard. For example, current ratio, emergency room average length of stay, turnover rate, and readmission rate.

“We really appreciated the exceptional level of healthcare data management expertise offered by MediSolution” said Sarah Padfield, Vice President Corporate Services at Leamington District Memorial Hospital. “The solution allows us to maximize the investments we have already made in our existing Virtuo Financial Management and Virtuo Payroll systems, but also integrate and crossover data from other mission-critical systems we have in our infrastructure.”

The Virtuo Business Intelligence solution will be deployed using Microsoft’s BI solutions, including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Office Performance Point Server 2007 (PPS). Gartner Research recently released its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 2008 and placed Microsoft ahead of the competition in terms of its ability to execute, including the competitiveness and success of its BI goods and services, its viability and investment in BI and the execution of its sales and pricing.

The Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 is an integrated performance management application with an intuitive user interface that is similar to other Microsoft Office tools and applications. This also allows users to build new KPIs on their own or in conjunction with a certified partner, provided that the underlying data is well structured and organized.

“We are delighted to have Leamington District Memorial Hospital join our growing list of Business Intelligence customers,” said Paul Lepage, President and Chief Executive Officer at MediSolution. “The combination of our unique data management expertise, being a Microsoft Certified Partner and using Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server provides our customers with an exclusive scalable and user-friendly BI solution for the healthcare marketplace.”

About MediSolution
MediSolution (TSX:MSH), a Brookfield Asset Management company, is a leading healthcare and public sector information technology company, providing software, solutions and services to customers across North America. More than 500 hospitals and other healthcare facilities and close to 200 public sector and related organizations rely on MediSolution’s systems to maximize their operational efficiencies, lower their costs, and improve the delivery of services. MediSolution has two operating segments. The Resource Management Systems segment is comprised of Financial Management software such as accounts receivable, budgeting and materials management as well as Human Capital Management tools including human resource management, staff scheduling and payroll processing. The Healthcare Information Systems segment is comprised of clinical solutions such as patient tracking, electronic patient health records, pharmacy, radiology and laboratory software for healthcare organizations. For more information, visit