Montreal network uses VitalHub solution
May 5, 2021
MONTREAL – A regional health network in Montreal is deploying VitalHub’s SHREWD Resilience and Action modules to support the coordination of services across the region. For its part, VitalHub acquired the SHREWD solution with its recent purchase of UK-based Transforming Systems.
VitalHub’s partnership with the Centre Integre Universitaire de Sante et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS) du Nord-de-l’île-de-Montréal lays the foundation for the expansion of SHREWD into Canada.
It introduces an innovative technology platform that was developed in the UK and that has been successfully implemented across approximately 30% of the Integrated Care Systems within the UK’s National Health Service.
The Northern Montreal CIUSSS is an integrated university health and social services network. It has acquired SHREWD to support the effective integration of services and collaboration across providers, including 26 healthcare facilities, with five hospitals, across five boroughs.
It serves a population approaching 450,000 people, roughly one-quarter of Montreal’s population.
“Our choice of SHREWD is an important part of our journey toward supporting our evolution and toward developing a command centre that will allow our care-providers and administrators to have real-time visibility of what is happening across our health network, so we can act immediately to address challenges and optimize pathways and the flow of patients through our network,” said Frédéric Abergel (pictured), president and CEO of the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.
“The UK’s NHS integrated care model is a good inspiration for us and the SHREWD technology has been proven in that market as being one that contributes to being able to integrate data seamlessly across various systems and present that information in a simple and engaging way so that we can have a single point of reference for what is happening across our network.”
“Organizationally, we are thrilled to be partnering with Frédéric and his leadership team to support their mandate of integrating care across their network,” said Niels Tofting, EVP, business development & marketing, of VitalHub Corp.
“This team is inspiring and their willingness to seek out and invest in transformative and innovative technologies for the betterment of the community they serve reflects the dedication they have toward optimizing the patient journey.”
“The SHREWD solution has proven to drive significant value and quality outcomes for our UK customers, our belief is that the similarities between the Canadian healthcare and UK healthcare systems are such that this is a solution that Canadian health authorities are very much in need of, particularly as they continue down the path of better integrating care, breaking down the silos between levels of care, and managing care in a cost-effective manner,” said Dan Matlow, CEO of VitalHub Corp.
He added, “The expansion of SHREWD into Canada highlights to us that we have a significant opportunity to establish as strong a footprint as we have in the UK and that provincial and regional health authorities can benefit from this technology.”
About CIUSSS de Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Encompassing 26 healthcare facilities in five boroughs of northern Montreal, the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is mandated with developing and administering healthcare and social services for the area’s 436,000 residents. The organization also delivers specialized services to 1.8 million Quebeckers in other regions, mainly regarding trauma care and respiratory, cardiac and mental health. An affiliate of the Université de Montréal, the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal’s research is focused on three areas: biomedicine, social research and childhood and adolescent mental health.
About Transforming Systems Ltd.
In 2015, Transforming Systems began commercializing their solutions to help the NHS solve a fundamental challenge surrounding lack of access to real-time information across its multitude of services. Developed over the course of a 6-year R&D process, Transforming Systems’ product portfolio, SHREWD, aims to solve the challenge of capturing and transforming high quality data on fluctuating scales, from varying sources. The product portfolio facilitates secure, real-time data collection, analysis and forecasting, at a price that is accessible to all health and social care commissioners. Once captured, the SHREWD Platform empowers NHS teams to determine actionable insights from a wide range of healthcare data, leading to improved organizational efficiencies and resource utilization, ultimately aiming to improve the delivery of patient care.
Software for Health and Human Services providers designed to simplify the user experience & optimize outcomes. VitalHub provides technology to Health and Human Services providers, including; Hospitals, Regional Health Authorities, Mental Health, Long-Term Care, Home Health, Community and Social Services. VitalHub solutions span the categories of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Case Management, Care Coordination, Patient Flow & Operational Visibility, and DOCit Mobile Apps. 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 275+ clients across Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Qatar, and Latvia. VitalHub is based in Toronto, Canada, with an offshore development hub in Sri Lanka. The Company is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “VHI”.