Toronto Grace opts for VitalHub’s EMR system
January 9, 2019
TORONTO – VitalHub Corp. has announced it will install its B Care system at The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre. TGHC is a 119-bed facility, owned and operated by The Salvation Army, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. It provides patient-centered care for individuals with multi-faceted chronic diseases who require complex continuing care, post-acute care rehabilitation and palliative care.
TGHC sought a comprehensive, web-based Electronic Health Record that would support their patient’s journey and allow caregivers to provide seamless, integrated care across their organization from pre-registration through to discharge, for both In-Patient and Ambulatory and Community-based Programs.
An integrated Pharmacy Information System and eMAR are key functional requirements to ensure that patient safety at TGHC is enhanced through an efficient and effective medication dispensing, administration and reconciliation workflow.
This sale follows a lengthy and extensive evaluation undertaken by TGHC of competitive EHR solutions that included visits to key clients. The initial deployment will be hosted on-premise and includes an option for TGHC to transition to a Software as a Service agreement, if desired.
The project is being deployed in three phases. TGHC has contractually committed to Phase One, with the intent to deploy the other phases over a period of 18-24 months. The first phase will include the implementation of the ADT (Admission, Discharge and Transfer), EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) and various interfaces to third party systems.
Phases two and three will focus on the implementation of Clinical Documentation, including a variety of assessments and conclude with the deployment of the Pharmacy Information System, Order Entry and eMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Record).
The revenue associated with the three phases of this project is anticipated to exceed $1 million, with approximately 60 percent of that total allocated to software licensing.
“We are looking forward to initiating this project with the Toronto Grace,” said Dan Matlow, president and CEO, VitalHub. “They join a large community of VitalHub customers in Ontario and the rest of Canada that have chosen to deploy B Care to meet their electronic health record requirements, including health service providers of a similar size.
“Toronto Grace’s decision to license B Care underlines our view of the EHR market, which is that there is ample opportunity to grow and add value to organizations that offer specialized services and are in need of cost effective, scale-appropriate solutions at a fraction of the cost of the HIS solutions used by large hospitals,” he added.
VitalHub develops and supports mission-critical information systems in the Social Service, Mental Health (Child, Youth and Adult), Long Term Care, Community Health Service, Home Health and Hospital sectors. VitalHub technologies include Blockchain, Mobile, and Web-Based Assessment, Client Management and Electronic Health Record solutions. The Company has a robust two-pronged growth strategy, targeting organic growth opportunities within its product suite, and pursuing an aggressive M&A plan. Currently, VitalHub serves 200+ clients across North America. VitalHub is based in Toronto, Canada, with an offshore innovation hub in Sri Lanka.