Mr. Dan Matlow reports
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED DR. PETER CENTRE IN VANCOUVER GOES LIVE WITH VITALHUB'S EMAR
A decade-long client of Vitalhub Corp., the Dr. Peter Centre, has completed the implementation and go-live of Vitalhub's electronic medication administration record (eMAR) and
electronic medication order creation (eMOC) modules.
The Dr. Peter Centre is the only HIV/AIDS Day health program and 24-hour nursing care residence for inpatients in British Columbia and is recognized as the first health care facility in North America to integrate supervised consumption services into its model of care. The centre is a leader in HIV/AIDS care, particularly for individuals with multiple medical conditions and social barriers. The Dr. Peter Centre plays a vital role in ensuring people have access to highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) HIV/AIDS treatment, which lengthens the lives of patients in treatment and helps prevent further transmission of the HIV virus.
The centre has been utilizing Vitalhub's B Care EHR solution as the facility's health information record (HIR) and electronic medical record (EMR) system since 2009. Prior to implementing B Care, all documentation was done on paper. The initial implementation included the ability to record admissions/discharges/transfers (ADT), client demographics, specific HIV-related and diagnosis information, clinical notes, and client contacts to support both the 24 inpatient beds and all of the centre's community-based programs.
Over the course of the relationship additional modules and functionality have been added to support their programming and adapt to enhanced workflows. The Dr. Peter Centre uses B Care to support the provision of services to the facility's inpatient and very large outpatient population in various programs.
Vitalhub's eMOC and eMAR modules are being utilized for both inpatient (residential) and community (day health) programs. The eMOC allows for the electronic order entry of medication orders. Once the medications are received by the centre, nursing records the drug administration in the eMAR solution. The eMOC solution supports real-time communication between the centre and the external pharmacy. The eMAR solution allows nursing to quickly and easily be aware of when a medication is due to be administered and when it has been administered, or not, which is of equal importance. It also tracks those medications that require secondary verification, such as narcotics, and those that require documentation of their efficacy.
"Implementing Vitalhub's eMAR solution has allowed us to progress the centre's digital transformation forward exponentially. Moving from a paper-based medication administration record (MAR) to an electronic MAR is more efficient and reduces the potential for error; and, as an organization that's committed to safe and compassionate care, this is of the utmost importance to us," said Rosalind Baltzer Turje, director of clinical programs, research and evaluation, at the Dr. Peter Centre.
"Our customers successfully carry out a mandate of enriching the lives and experience of the clients they serve. The Dr. Peter Centre is an exceptional organization that we are proud to have had a long-standing relationship with. The fact that our technology has supported them for many years and continues to provide them with benefit is very important to us. We have a number of clients across the country that are focused on providing services to those living with HIV and being a technology partner for them is very important to us," said Dan Matlow, president and chief executive officer of Vitalhub.
About Vitalhub Corp.
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 co-ordination and optimization, and patient flow and operational visibility solutions.
The company has a robust two-pronged growth strategy, targeting organic growth opportunities within its product suite and pursuing an aggressive M&A (merger and acquisition) plan. Currently, Vitalhub serves more than 400 clients across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Middle East and Europe. Vitalhub is based in Toronto, Canada, with an offshore development hub in Sri Lanka. The company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol VHI.
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