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Collingwood General adopts PatientOrderSets

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – announced that Collingwood General & Marine Hospital has joined a growing list of over 150 hospitals across Canada that are implementing its advanced order set technology. The system is designed to dramatically improve patient safety and quality of care while reducing length-of-stay and re-admission rates.

“For us at Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, patient safety and quality of care is a top priority,” said Dr. Anne Engell, Chief of Staff of Collingwood General & Marine Hospital. “Implementing will allow us to continue our dedication to the highest quality of care for the people we serve. We’re excited to implement this transformative solution that improves care, saves our clinicians time and saves our precious healthcare dollars.”

Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a hospital. provides its client hospitals with a comprehensive web-based order set technology that includes:

• A reference library of hundreds of evidence-based order sets that can easily be customized by hospitals.

• Libraries of hospital-customized order sets that allow hospitals to share and learn from each other.

• Advanced order set project implementation tools and methodologies.

• Entry Point software that allows clinicians to complete order sets using computers and/or mobile tablet devices.

• Analytic software that lets clinicians view comparative data on their use of order sets. client hospitals are part of a network of more than 150 healthcare organizations that work directly with peer hospitals, clinicians, specialty medical societies and other healthcare stakeholders to share order sets and maintain evidence-based best practices. is endorsed by the Ontario Hospital Association as a best practice for Ontario hospitals.

Dr. Chris O’Connor, President of said, “We are delighted to have gained the trust of Collingwood General & Marine Hospital. We seem to have reached a tipping point with more and more hospitals calling us every day to learn how the use of quickly and inexpensively saves lives, time and money.”

About Collingwood General & Marine Hospital
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is an acute care hospital serving more than 60,000 permanent residents and 2.5 Million annual visitors to the communities of Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore and the Blue Mountains. Collingwood General & Marine is an acute care hospital providing emergency care, diagnostic services including lab, imaging and cardio respiratory therapy, as well as medical and surgical inpatient units. It provides care in specialty areas including obstetrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and surgery, as well as outpatient care including dialysis and a wide range of clinics including mental health and rehabilitation services. For more information:

Posted August 25, 2011