Emergis accelerates CHUM and MUHC migration to complete electronic records
CINCINNATI and MONTREAL, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM) and Emergis Inc., a TELUS company, today announced the deployment of an integrated document management and workflow solution at the eight hospitals representing the Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The module is integrated into the company's electronic medical record solution, Oacis, which was rolled out in a prior phase across the various sites.
"Building on our shared vision with CHUM and MUHC to meet the evolving needs of the clinicians, we are taking our electronic health record offering one step further allowing health care providers to have immediate access to patients' clinical data, be it scanned or electronic, anytime, anywhere and through one single application," said Mark Groper, executive vice-president at Emergis.
The integrated solution provides a consolidated view into a patient's complete history of care and allows physicians to electronically review and sign document-based clinical records within Oacis.
"We are thrilled about our extended partnership with Emergis," said Jean Huot, CIO of the CHUM and the MUHC. "This integrated document scanning and management solution will result in significant time saving for our clinicians and allow our hospitals to achieve enhanced efficiencies. The valuable time saved in accessing and managing archived documentation can be reinvested with the patient."
This application leverages Emergis' recently announced partnership with Streamline Health Solutions, Inc., Emergis integrated Streamline Health's accessANYware(TM) document management and chart completion workflow solution into its Oacis electronic medical record solution. The integrated solution addresses clinicians' need for immediate access to patient records in hybrid environments, where electronic health records still coexist with paper. CHUM and MUHC will be the first sites in Canada to deploy the integrated solution.
TELUS is working to become a leader in healthcare transformation in Canada. In January 2008, TELUS acquired Emergis, further investing in its healthcare and financial services capabilities, building deep healthcare industry expertise and delivering innovative solutions.
Emergis, a TELUS company, has a strong presence in both healthcare claims processing and pharmacy management systems in Canada, with industry leading applications and services. It is a leader in electronic health record solutions for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information. Emergis' electronic health records and information systems, combined with TELUS' national network and hosting capabilities, provide a platform for healthcare transformation in Canada.
With more than 20,000 employees and 2 million visits per year, the Centre hospitalier de l'Universite de Montreal (CHUM) and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) are leading academic health centres offering specialized and highly specialized medical care. Their mission includes patient care, research and teaching.
Emergis, a TELUS company, is a North American IT leader that focuses on the health and financial services sectors. It develops and manages solutions that automate transactions and the secure exchange of information to increase the process efficiency and quality of service of its customers. Emergis has expertise in electronic health-related claims processing, health record systems, pharmacy management solutions, cash management and loan document processing and registration. In Canada, Emergis delivers solutions to major insurance companies, top financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, large corporations, real estate lawyers and notaries and 3,000 pharmacies. Its electronic health record solutions are also delivered in the U.S. and Australia. For more information on Oacis, please visit http://www.emergis.com/solutions/health/clinical_care/default.aspx.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.1 billion of annual revenue and 11.1 million customer connections including 5.6 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and alumni have contributed $113 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
About Streamline Health Solutions, Inc.
Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market: STRM) is a leading supplier of workflow and document management tools, applications and services that enable strategic business partners and healthcare organizations to improve operational efficiencies through business process optimization. The Company provides integrated technology solutions for automating document-intensive environments, including document workflow, document management, e-forms, portal connectivity, optical character recognition (OCR), and interoperability. Streamline Health's solutions create a permanent document-based repository of historical health information that is complementary and can be seamlessly integrated with existing disparate clinical, financial and administrative information systems, providing convenient electronic access to all forms of patient information from any location, including secure web-based access. For additional information, please visit http://www.streamlinehealth.net.
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