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Long-term care IT

Med2020 offers solution for LTC health information

OTTAWA – Med2020 Health Care Software Inc., announced that it has entered the long-term care sector with the launch of a new solution for health information management. Named MDS 2.0, the application is designed to assist long-term care facilities with managing the health data of their chronic care patients and residents.

Product Manager Joanne Ross says: “We are really pleased with this new solution. MDS 2.0 is a minimum data set collection and analytical tool that facilitates management of patient data. We believe it will benefit long-term care facilities in the same way that our abstracting and coding applications have successfully assisted hospital and healthcare facilities in the acute care sector.”

She added that, “Staff at nursing and retirement homes will be able to easily analyze and report health data and we have ensured that the application has wireless capability, making it easier for them to assess and record patient diagnoses and treatment at a patient’s bedside.”

Michael Martineau (pictured), Med2020’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “Med2020 is moving forward in 2008 and 2009 with a broader range of enterprise solutions to assist healthcare facilities with managing secondary data.

“We are already established in the acute care sector, so it makes sense for us to enter the long-term care market,” he said. “The launch of MDS 2.0 demonstrates Med2020’s continued commitment to the health information management industry. The new MDS 2.0 application complements Med2020’s other MDS-based solutions for the complex continuing care, rehabilitation, mental health and cancer care sectors.”

About Med2020
Med2020 is a leading provider of modular health information management solutions for the healthcare industry. It is headquartered in Ottawa. Solutions are offered to assist in capturing, reporting and analyzing health data to support enhanced information sharing, encourage informed decision making and to streamline facility operations. Med2020’s flagship product, WinRecs, is installed in over 400 hospitals and clinics across Canada and is the foundation on which the MDS 2.0 solution is based. For more information, please visit