AnyWare Group's ROAM helps Quinte Health Care fulfill e-health strategy to create readily accessible, remote IT systems
Radiologists, Physicians and Managers Can Work from Anywhere.
PR9.NET March 26, 2009 - AnyWare Group Inc. announced today that Quinte Health Care has implemented the ROAM portal platform to provide remote access for wide variety of applications and resources from multiple facilities spread over 3 diverse counties in Southeastern Ontario. The ROAM initiative supports Quinte's strategic priorities, including the identification, integration and rationalization of services between sites and the improvement of communications across the region.
"Radiologists, physicians and managers can work from ANYWHERE," said Russell Dick, IT Director at Quinte Health Care. "When the weather is questionable, telecommuting helps 'get the job done' without risking bad roads or wasting valuable patient care-time traveling. ROAM is enabling physicians to have access to as much information as possible, which obviously improves the quality of care."
The ROAM Platform's VPN provides QHC with a thin client solution that allows authorized doctors and staff to access:
* new and legacy MEDITECH systems housed at different locations
* 2 PACS radiology systems
* the corporate Intranet
* Citrix published applications
* Terminal Services applications
* custom Web applications
* the client care information system (WinCis)
* financial system information
* Outlook Web Access.
All applications are presented through a personalized ROAM portal: a single point of role-based access from any PC or Mac computer.
The rural multi-site hospital has implemented ROAM to improve collaboration and quality of work life for authorized users – all of whom have been tasked to provide services to QHC as a whole, as well as to each other. ROAM helps fulfill QHC's e-health strategy, facilitating the creation of a readily accessible IT system. Through ROAM Reports, IT administration can measure the use and effectiveness of IT resources accessed through ROAM. ROAM also supports QHC's integrated communications strategy by providing a "news channel" through which management can keep users informed of important QHC and regional communiques.
"We at AnyWare Group are very excited to be working with Quinte Health Care on this important initiative that truly highlights the unique capabilities of the ROAM Platform," said Robert Lalonde, CEO of AnyWare Group Inc. "By providing authorized physicians, clinicians and managers with a single point of access to hospital systems and applications, ROAM is helping QHC deliver equitable, flexible health care across QHC's diverse communities while improving the work life and efficiency of QHC employees."
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Quinte Health Care (QHC) consists of four fully-accredited hospital sites: QHC Belleville General; QHC North Hastings (in the town of Bancroft); QHC Prince Edward County Memorial (in the town of Picton); and QHC Trenton Memorial (in the city of Quinte West). Our 1600 staff, along with the 280 doctors who have privileges, provide primary and secondary services to a diverse catchment area of about 160,000 people. Through partnership and innovation, the four hospitals of QHC provide quality health care as close to home as possible.
About AnyWare Group Inc.
AnyWare Group (www.anywaregroup.com) is the leading remote access solution provider for hospitals and healthcare organizations (www.anywaregroup.com/solutions/). AnyWare Group's award-winning ROAM Platform enables clientless remote access to all applications from any device (PCs and Macs) without requiring the management of users' computers. Through the ROAM portal (www.anywaregroup.com/products/), organizations present all relevant applications to authorized users, when and where required.
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