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St. Mike’s to adopt new bed optimization system

TORONTO – Medworxx, the makers of a software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge, is pleased to announce that St. Michael’s Hospital will be an early adopter of the Medworxx Bed Optimization System. The new system was launched earlier this month at the OHA HealthAchieve 2008 conference and trade show.

St. Michael’s Hospital has purchased a license for the Medworxx Bed Optimization System, along with additional services. They are expecting to streamline the bed management process by centralizing the bed management information in one system and facilitating communication.

The Medworxx Bed Optimization System (BOS) improves patient flow by providing a real-time clinical status of beds and resources with a view to establishing efficiencies in bed management. The system also manages specific bed equipment requirements and availability of acute, rehabilitation, continuing care or long-stay beds.

“We look forward to being able to identify available beds based on patient requirements criteria, and to improve the flow of patients throughout the hospital, including admissions from the Emergency Department and inter-unit transfers,” said Anne Trafford (pictured), Chief Information Officer, St. Michael’s Hospital. “Automating our communication process will help to improve the patient experience by ensuring that patients are assigned to the most appropriate beds as quickly as possible, and provide the real time entire hospital bed status that the hospital needs.”

“St. Michael’s Hospital has been working with Medworxx and our Utilization Management System for several years. It is a testament to the technology and services that Medworxx delivers that St. Michael’s Hospital sees how the core utilization functionality can be extended into bed flow management,” said Dan Matlow, President & CEO, Medworxx. “We are excited to be partnering with St. Michael’s Hospital on our Bed Optimization System (BOS). We look forward to offering the BOS as a stand-alone solution in the future.”

About St. Michael’s Hospital
St. Michael’s Hospital is a large and vibrant Catholic teaching and research hospital in the heart of Toronto. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital leads with innovation, and serves with compassion. Renowned for providing exceptional patient care, St. Michael’s Hospital is a regional trauma centre and downtown Toronto’s designated trauma centre for adults. For more information, please visit

About Medworxx
Medworxx makes a strategic software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge. Founded in 2004, Medworxx products are now used by more than 400,000 people at over 250 hospitals across North America. Medworxx: our market is healthcare, our vertical is knowledge. For more information, visit