Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 18, 2009
We Care Home Health Services has been recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program. This year's Honorees were commemorated during the 21st Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening on June 1, 2009 in Washington, D.C. For over two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged those individuals and organization that have used information technology to benefit society.
We Care was recognized for its Re-ACT program, a home monitoring system that accurately measures up to six vital signs of individuals in their homes and transmits the results to a remote nursing station for monitoring. This allows a health care professional to ensure readings are within prescribed limits and allows them to intervene when appropriate. Current results of the program show that clients on the system experience fewer Emergency Room visits, have higher medication compliance and are less likely to be admitted to hospital. As our populations continue to age, and experience increased chronic diseases, Re-Act will allow our health care system to better utilize the scare nursing resources while giving individuals more control over their health.
John Schram, President and CEO of We Care says, "to be recognized by the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program validates our significant investment in time and money to develop our technology. We have implemented technologies that support our Vision to be a leader in community care. Our investments have allowed us to be more efficient and cost effective, brining us closer to our clients. We know our technology investments have and will continue to improve our quality of care."
The Computerworld Honor Program unites Chairpersons and CEOs of the world's foremost technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year.
"Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organization, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society," said Ron Milton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation and Executive Vice President of Computerworld. We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions."
About We Care Home Health Services
We Care Health Services Inc. (We Care) http://www.wecare.ca is the largest, independently owned homecare company in Canada, with a presence in over 50 communities across the country. We Care is committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in the provision of care, and in responding to changing needs within the community.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past six years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award and 2006 Best Overall Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week. (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events and research company. IDG's online network includes more that 450 Web sites, spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more that 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers and decision makers.
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