TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Evident, a member of the CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) family of companies and a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, today announced the execution of a letter of intent to further their existing partnership by leveraging key digital assets of both organizations. This partnership will create a first, made-in-Canada, Hospital Information System (HIS) solution. SunnyCare, Sunnybrook’s clinical workflow solution, and Evident’s Thrive EHR platform will come together to offer a unique alternative for managing hospital information and will establish a Canadian Innovation Centre to improve patient outcomes.
The SunnyCare solution was developed in-house with the input of clinical teams across the Sunnybrook organization. Together, SunnyCare and Thrive will create a distinct system that will offer hospitals across Canada another option for managing their information.
“Health information systems are increasingly becoming too costly for hospitals and health systems to implement and maintain. This market needs a cost-effective, made-in-Canada, HIS platform that meets the demands of enabling quality patient outcomes,” said Dr. Andy Smith, president and chief executive officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
“Combining Evident’s 40-year history and success in installing and supporting over 900 hospitals with on-time, on-budget solutions, with the proven clinical user-centered design of the Canadian based SunnyCare system, I’m confident that we can deliver a unique experience for the Canadian market that will help ensure the success of affordable healthcare delivery,” added Sam Marafioti, vice-president, corporate strategy and development, and chief information officer of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
“We are committed to continually finding ways to improve our offerings and make healthcare delivery better,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “Partnering with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is integral to our success in bringing a truly user-centered experience for clinicians in the Canadian market.”
Together, Sunnybrook and Evident will create a Canadian HIS Innovation Centre, located in Toronto. The Centre will share best practices and leverage each organization’s collective strengths in product development and system implementations. They will advance quality patient care by improving clinical workflow and provider usability across all care settings.
Evident, a member of the CPSI family of companies, recognizes the challenges hospitals and other healthcare providers face – the need for simplicity, cost containment and delivery of a quality healthcare experience for patients and physicians alike. Our integrated software solutions are backed by a proactive support approach making us the partner of choice for hundreds of healthcare organizations. For more information visit evidenthealth.ca.
About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an academic health sciences centre and fully affiliated teaching hospital at the University of Toronto. With 1.3 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook is one of Canada’s largest academic health sciences with 12,000 staff and 1,300 beds.
Information in this release may involve plans, intentions, expectations, strategies, outlooks, beliefs or other statements regarding the future which are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, such as statements regarding the ability of Evident, in partnership with Sunnybrook, to successfully develop, implement and offer hospitals a HIS solution in Canada, are based upon management's present plans, intentions, hopes or strategies regarding the future and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or developments to be materially different from those indicated in such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the inability of the parties to enter into definitive arrangements for the development of a HIS solution in Canada and challenges the parties may face in successfully implementing and offering any such solutions to hospitals in Canada, as well as the risks and uncertainties that are contained in CPSI’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K that are filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information included in this release is based upon information available to Evident and CPSI as of the date of the release, and neither Evident nor CPSI assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.