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Five more hospitals opt for

TORONTO – is pleased to announce that after a competitive public tender process, all five hospitals in the Erie St. Clair local health integration network have selected’s order set technology to improve patient care, safety and quality, while reducing healthcare costs.

The healthcare organizations of the Erie St. Clair LHIN join a community of over 160 hospitals across Canada using’s solutions, including more than 55% of Ontario hospitals.

Bluewater Health, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Leamington District Memorial Hospital and Windsor Regional Hospital serve more than 600,000 residents in an area of 7,200 square kilometers in the Windsor, Essex, Chatham and Sarnia regions of Ontario.

Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to easily specify the most effective treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all areas of care. 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 be easily customized by hospitals;

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

• Advanced order set project implementation tools and methodologies;

• EntryPoint application that allows clinicians to complete order sets on computers and/or mobile tablet devices;

• Analytic software that lets clinicians view comparative data on their ordering practices.

Using order sets to help create orders for patients, physicians have on-the-spot guidance about which tests, medications, and procedures are best for each patient. This instant access to best practices and evidence-based tools improves patient outcomes by improving the ordering of the correct treatments and tests, saving valuable time and resources, and reducing errors while enhancing communication between healthcare team members.

The evidence for the order sets is available to physicians through Links-to-Evidence, a feature that provides hyperlinks within the order sets to clinical research and resources, national guidelines and quality measures. client hospitals are part of a network of more than 160 healthcare organizations that work directly with peer hospitals, clinicians, specialty medical societies and other health-care 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.

“We’re delighted to have earned the trust of these hospitals,” said Dr. Chris O’Connor, President of, “Now with more than 160 hospitals reaching from coast-to-coast, we’ve hit a tipping point. Hospitals are sharing order sets and best practices across their regions, states or provinces, and now right across the continent. For millions of patients, this means better care.”

About the hospitals
Bluewater Health is a 326-bed community hospital that provides specialized acute, complex continuing care and ambulatory care services to the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is a partnership of three hospital corporations with a total of 300-beds serving the communities of Chatham-Kent, South Lambton and Walpole Island. Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital is Windsor’s primary tertiary care hospital. With 305 beds, it leads the provision of advanced care in complex trauma, renal dialysis, acute mental health and surgical services. Leamington District Memorial Hospital is an expanding 81-bed facility serving the residents of South Essex County. Windsor Regional Hospital is a large multi-site full service organization with 669 beds, providing care to the residents of Windsor and Essex County and will soon be an academic medical centre.

Posted November 3, 2011