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Patient safety

PatientOrderSets.com wins tender for 5 hospitals

TORONTO – Canadian-owned and operated PatientOrderSets.com has won a major contract to supply its comprehensive order set program to five hospitals in Southern Ontario. The hospitals are: Humber River Regional Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Stevenson Memorial Hospital and York Central Hospital. This brings the total number of Canadian hospitals using the innovative and cost-effective PatientOrderSets.com system to 140.

Order sets are electronically generated, detailed checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to quickly, easily and legibly specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a hospital.

Hospitals using PatientOrderSets.com solutions have measureable improvements in patient safety, quality of care, reduced patient length-of-stay and reduced rates of re-admission to hospital.

PatientOrderSets.com provides its client hospitals with a web-based, comprehensive order set product that can be customized, deployed and shared within the entire organization. Hospitals deploy order sets through Entry Point, PatientOrderSets.com’s advanced software platform for electronic order set completion.

In addition, PatientOrderSet.com client hospitals are part of a network of 140 healthcare organizations which work directly with peer hospitals, clinicians, specialty medical societies and other health-care stakeholders to share order sets and maintain evidence-based best practices. PatientOrderSets.com is unique in offering simple, reliable technology, comprehensive and unbiased evidence-based content and an experienced team of professionals.

Physicians have access to on-the-spot electronic guidance through the Links-to-Evidence feature on order sets, which provides hyperlinks to clinical research, national guidelines and quality control measures regarding optimal tests, medications and procedures. This system improves patient outcomes by improving the ordering of correct treatments and tests, saving time and resources and reducing errors through enhanced communication between health-care team members.

“We’re delighted to welcome these five newest hospitals to our PatientOrderSets.com network,” said Dr. Chris O’Connor, founder of PatientOrderSets.com. “Our order set product is a unique, Canadian solution. Unlike some systems that require more time, effort or resources on the part of doctors or hospitals, our solution saves time in treating patients while at the same time improving patient outcomes and saving hospitals money by allowing patients to be treated and released more quickly.”

About the hospitals
Humber River Regional Hospital is one of Ontario's largest acute care hospitals, located in the heart of northwest Toronto, with close to 600 beds, 3,000 staff and 700 physicians. Markham Stouffville Hospital is a progressive multi-site community hospital with 330 physicians and 1,800 staff serving 300,000-plus residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Uxbridge. Located in Newmarket, Southlake Regional Health Centre has a provincial mandate to deliver advanced diagnostic and treatment services within six regional programs, including cardiac and cancer. Serving more than one million residents of York Region and south Simcoe County, Southlake is in the process of transforming to a teaching and research centre. Stevenson Memorial Hospital is a progressive rural-based hospital in Alliston that offers inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, including cataract surgery, maternal-child care and dialysis. York Central Hospital is a large and growing community hospital with 472 beds, more than 2,100 staff, and 375 physicians providing local and regional care to over a half million residents in Southwest York Region and beyond.

About PatientOrderSets.com
PatientOrderSets.com is the only Canadian provider of comprehensive order
set content and implementation tools to health care organizations. PatientOrderSets.com’s web-enabled product links a collaborative network of 140 hospitals in four provinces, ranging from major academic medical centers to small community hospitals, and includes a reference library of over 450 evidence-based best practice order sets, a collaborative library of thousands of order sets from hospitals across the network, order set project methodology, and EntryPoint, a simple and versatile electronic order entry software that can be deployed on workstations or tablet devices.

Posted April 21, 2011

 

 

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