Mackenzie Health awards contract for ‘smart technology’
April 5, 2017
RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – Mackenzie Health has awarded a contract to Compugen for Managed Information, Communication and Automation Technology (ICAT) Services at the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The new site is expected to be up and running in 2020.
Compugen will be working with Mackenzie Health to provide and support an integrated technology platform that’s required for its smart hospital vision.
Mackenzie Health plans to deploy a secured medical grade wired and wireless electronic platform. The smart system will include unified communications (audio/video) between providers and patients and access to patient portals, community provider portals and home health tools.
Home health tools will include integrated private and secure patient electronic records.
Compugen will provide infrastructure and services for the devices, network, security and technology management of the new hospital.
“With this contract we are realizing our vision for a smart hospital that will provide our patients and their families with the high-quality care they need, when they need it, and transform the way healthcare is delivered in York Region,” says Altaf Stationwala (pictured), president and CEO, Mackenzie Health. “Our goal is to achieve a truly ‘smart’ support service delivery model that is intuitive, patient-centred and highly efficient.
The smart hospital vision – applied at the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital as well as at the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital – will create a connected patient experience inside and outside the hospital setting by using digital communications and the Internet of Healthcare Things to provide quality healthcare.
“We are delighted to be supporting Mackenzie Health as they implement their remarkable smart hospital vision,” said Harry Zarek, president and CEO, Compugen.
“Compugen’s managed information services will provide the hospital with a technology platform that is stable, adaptable and secure,” Zarek said. “The mission-critical platform will allow for the introduction of cutting-edge medical technologies and connectivity both inside and outside of the hospital walls to enable integrated care.”
Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will feature fully integrated ‘smart’ technology, with systems and medical devices that can speak directly to one another to maximize information exchange.
Through modern and proven best practices, the hospital will provide state-of-the-art healthcare and positive outcomes for patients and their families.
About Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is a regional healthcare provider serving a population of over a half million people in Southwest York Region and beyond. Mackenzie Health includes Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and a comprehensive network of community-based services in Richmond Hill, Vaughan and the surrounding communities. For more information, please visit www.mackenziehealth.ca.
One of Canada’s top IT solutions and services providers, Compugen works with mid- to large-sized Canadian organizations to help them maximize the business value of their investment in information technology. Simplifying the business of technology . . . together. For more information, please visit www.compugen.com.