Friday, April 12, 2019
FlexITy, an award-winning technology company is delighted to announce a FlexHealth solution which is designed in partnership with GetWellNetwork® to deploy "smart," patient-centric solutions in Canada. Our exclusive relationship with GetWellNetwork, combined with our deep understanding of the technology, security and data privacy needs of healthcare providers, has enabled us to deliver an advanced and innovative patient engagement platform that is well-positioned for Canadian healthcare.
"Technology has a vital role to play in improving patient care and patient outcomes," said Peter Stavropoulos, CEO and President, FlexITy. "As a leading provider of technology and service solutions in Canada, we were very selective in determining that digital patient engagement provider GetWellNetwork is the right partner and their solution GetWell Inpatient™ is the right technology for us to expand our FlexHealth practice, a fully digital patient engagement and care experience for Canadian healthcare organizations."
"Care delivery models are changing rapidly and patients today are expecting more personalized and consumer-like experiences regardless of the care setting, condition or stage of the patient journey they're in," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork. "The Canadian market is one that we've been considering for some time, but we needed the right partner to jointly deliver the right solution. FlexITy is that partner and we are delighted that Mackenzie Health selected FlexITy with GetWell Inpatient as the right patient and family engagement solution for their new hospital."
Mackenzie Health will deploy GetWell Inpatient, powered by FlexITy and GetWellNetwork, at the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, currently under construction and set to open in late 2020. The solution will integrate with Mackenzie Health's electronic medical record to deliver personalized health support – helping patients understand their condition, learn about medications, control their environment, prepare for discharge and more. The 1.2 million sq. ft. hospital will provide 350 patient beds with the ability to increase capacity to 550 beds. As the first new hospital in York Region in more than 30 years, it will join Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, alongside Mackenzie Health's community-based locations, in providing access to state-of-the-art healthcare to residents. This technology will be in place at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in late 2020. Plans to implement some features gradually at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital will occur after 2020.
"We are thrilled to partner with FlexITy to deploy the innovative GetWell Inpatient digital solution at Mackenzie Health," says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health. "This 'smart' patient- and family-centered technology will integrate with Mackenzie Health's electronic medical record and support healthcare professionals in delivering personalized health support at the bedside. This is a key step forward on our 'smart' hospital vision to provide our community with exceptional healthcare."
For patients, FlexHealth-Powered by FlexITy with GetWell Inpatient will mean more control, increased convenience, deeper knowledge and a better experience. For healthcare professionals, it will mean spending less time filling out paperwork, accurately capturing data in real-time and creating efficient workflows that allow more time at the patient's bedside.
FlexITy will further continue to invest in resources in order to collaborate into Mackenzie Innovative Institute (Mi2) for the advancement and research of innovative healthcare in Canada.
"One of the biggest opportunities with this technology solution is the level of control and independence we can give directly to patients," says Richard Tam, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mackenzie Health. "The 'smart' pathways and intelligence we're building into this technology will unlock a world of choice for all patients and families."