Ontario-Based Huron Perth Health Alliance and Alexandra Marine & General Hospital Select PatientKeeper Software to Streamline Physician Workflow

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Five Canadian hospitals will deploy PatientKeeper Physician Portal, PatientKeeper Mobile Clinical Results, and PatientKeeper NoteWriter

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PatientKeeper was the clear choice of our physicians. They are excited about having one, easy to access place to go for all their patient information.

PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, today announced that Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance(HPHA) and Alexandra Marine & General Hospital(AMGH) in Ontario, Canada, have selected PatientKeeper software to provide their physicians with easy, “anytime, anywhere” access to patient information stored in the organizations’ current hospital information system (HIS), and an integrated electronic documentation capability.

HPHA and AMGH initially will deploy PatientKeeper Physician Portal™, PatientKeeper Mobile Clinical Results™ and PatientKeeper NoteWriter™. The Physician Portal is a web-based unified environment for physicians to work with information from systems across the hospital and community. Mobile Clinical Results provides physicians with a complete view of patient clinical data on a smartphone or tablet, so they can access it wherever they are, at any time. NoteWriter enables electronic documentation that physicians can easily integrate into their current workflow.

PatientKeeper’s platform allows for the addition of advanced clinical workflow applications, such as CPOE, medication reconciliation, and e-signature, so physicians can review and act on patient information from a single, physician-friendly work environment. More than 40,000 physicians at North American and UK hospitals and practice groups already use PatientKeeper software.

HPHA and AMGH serve a region encompassing two counties in southwestern Ontario with a population of approximately 135,000. HPHA comprises four hospitals in Clinton, St. Marys, Seaforth and Stratford; AMGH is in Goderich. The five hospitals share a common information technology infrastructure.

Karen Davis, CEO of AMGH, said, “Our organization is eager to advance the electronic health record and we are looking for tools to enable physicians to engage information technology that will enhance their practice and improve patient care. Physicians in our community are really excited to be involved in this initiative, as it will mean access in ‘real time’ to patient information.”

“PatientKeeper was the clear choice of our physicians,” said Andrew Williams, CEO of HPHA. “They are excited about having one, easy to access place to go for all their patient information. In addition, PatientKeeper gives us the option of expanding the automated capabilities we can offer to our physicians to include advanced clinical workflows without changing our current systems.”

“We have found that physicians are eager to find ways to make hospital automation work for them,” said PatientKeeper president and CEO Paul Brient. “PatientKeeper is designed with physician workflow at its core, making it a preferred tool for physicians to use to help them save time – and easier for hospitals to add advanced clinical workflow applications that physicians will readily adopt. Also, because PatientKeeper is an overlay to existing hospital IT infrastructure, there’s no need to replace the current HIS to provide an experience that appeals to the physician.”

About PatientKeeper
PatientKeeper® Inc., the leading provider of physician healthcare information systems, enables physicians and hospitals to focus on their patients, not technology. PatientKeeper provides highly intuitive software for physicians that streamlines workflow to improve productivity and patient care. PatientKeeper’s CPOE, physician documentation, electronic charge capture and other applications run on desktop and laptop computers and popular handheld devices and tablets. PatientKeeper’s software integrates with existing healthcare information systems to create the most effective solution for driving physician adoption of technology, meeting Meaningful Use, and transitioning to ICD-10. For more information about PatientKeeper, which is headquartered near Boston, Mass., visit http://www.patientkeeper.com or call 781-373-6100.

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