Electronic Health Record partnership is a win-win
Electronic Health Record partnership is a win-win
Posted on 07/19/2016
Partnerships benefiting patients are a priority for Waypoint. It’s an important part of why our hospital was interested in partnering on an electronic health record (EHR) with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. With more than five years of experience using an EHR under its belt, Ontario Shores has also received the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 award and HIMSS’ Nicholas E. Davies Enterprise Award for Excellence for using health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.Clinical Documentation Working Group

So why would a partnership with Waypoint, that is only just beginning its EHR implementation, be of interest to Ontario Shores? 

“We have seen many positive outcomes since MEDITECH was implemented at Ontario Shores. Partnering with Waypoint brings even more opportunities to use the technology to collaborate on developing and implementing common clinical standards and evidence-based practices,” says John Chen, Vice President of Finance and Support Services, CFO and CIO at Ontario Shores. “Expanding research, standardizing technology and processes, as well as increased cost effectiveness and efficiency are also huge benefits.”

Part of Waypoint’s contribution includes hosting Ontario Shores data centre and the shared MEDITECH infrastructure. The successful move of the infrastructure and systems happened late last summer. The on-going support from Ontario Shores as Waypoint launched MEDITECH in the pharmacy last fall and continues to build its system has been sincerely appreciated. This partnership is clearly contributing to our EHR vision of using today’s technology to improve quality and safety for patients and staff through a collaborative and interactive experience.

This story is included in our 2015/2016 Annual Report. To read the full report, please visit our Publications page.