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Computerization of patient records: SMHC is moving forward with OACIS

Montreal, February 18, 2013 - An important step has been taken at SMHC. OACIS (Open Architecture Clinical Information System)* is now deployed throughout the institution. More than 800 clinicians have now access to the impressive data bank and perform some 600 working sessions daily.

The main actors of the OACIS project at SMHC, left to right: Louise Ouellet, responsible for the digitization process, Jean-François Brunet, Director IT Department and Elisabeth Coverini, Analyst, Information Systems. The main actors of the OACIS project at SMHC, left to right: Louise Ouellet, responsible for the digitization process, Jean-François Brunet, Director IT Department and Elisabeth Coverini, Analyst, Information Systems.

"Thanks to OACIS, caregivers are able to make informed decisions more efficiently. Ultimately, it is the patients who get the benefits," says Jean-François Brunet, Director of IT. Phase 2 begins this fall with Clinical documentation systems, Radiology orders and Vital signs.

 
*About OACIS: OACIS (Open Architecture Clinical Information System), is a computerized system for providing integrated and structured information about patients within an institution. This clinical information tool can provide comprehensive patient information such as laboratory results, images and reports of medical imaging, list of medications, and much more important patient information, in a convenient and timely fashion.


St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) is a university affiliated, community hospital which serves a multicultural population.  It seeks to provide the highest level of safe patient and family focused care. St. Mary’s is an integral part of the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé (RUIS) McGill. For more information, visit http://smhc.qc.ca/

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For more information, contact:
Alex Fretier, Information Officer, or
Seeta Ramdass, Director of Communications & Public Relations, St. Mary’s Hospital Center
514 734-2665
 

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