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News: Canadian Palliative Care Conference 2007 Strata Health Palliative Software Innovation Featured at National Conference

Calgary, Alberta – August 23rd, 2007: The continued partnership between the Calgary Health Region (CHR) and Strata Health Solutions is getting National attention once again.

The Calgary Health Region and Strata Health Solutions are teaming up to co-present “Strata Resource Matching and E-Referral™: Adapting a Web-based Computer Software Program to Streamline the Central Access and Waitlist Process to Hospice” at the annual Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference in Toronto, ON – November 4 – 7, 2007.

Brenda Hale, Director of Client Services comments “This is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate Strata Resource Matching and E-Referral’ flexibility as our continued partnership with CHR continues to expand opportunities to streamline patient waitlists and enhance patient / family outcomes”.

This presentation will highlight strategies, challenges, and successes in development, implementation and evaluation of Strata Resource Matching and E-Referral™ within the CHR’s Palliative and Hospice Care Service.

The Calgary Health Region’s Palliative and Hospice Care Services are provided through a range of care settings working in collaboration and cooperation to provide a unique and complimentary range of service options. To ensure that these services are being accessed or utilized in an appropriate, cost-effective and equitable manner, the Palliative and Hospice Care Service has worked collaboratively with CHR’s Transition Services to develop a centralized access and waitlist management service delivery model for hospice services utilizing a matrix management model. The waitlist process is now being streamlined using Strata Resource Matching and E-Referral™; a web-based computer software program developed by Strata Health Solutions.

“It is essential that end of life care is delivered when it is needed and in a caring and compassionate manner” says CEO Don Schick. “Strata Resource Matching and E-Referral™ can manage the logistics behind optimally matching required resources to client needs, enabling clinicians to focus on the wellbeing of patients and their family members’.

The CHR has been using Pathways to facilitate the waitlist and placement process to multiple community care streams such as LTC, Assisted Living and Home Care since 2001.

About Calgary Health Region:
The Calgary Health Region is a leading health authority in Canada. The CHR brings years of front-line experience and practical usability to the development stage. Howard Waldner – COO and his CHR staff have been leading sponsors and mentors to moving the Strata Health concept from concept to commercial reality. The CHR is fulfilling the critical role of design partner and pilot site for the Pathways™ product. As well, CHR Executives have been instrumental in ongoing hi-level introductions within other global health jurisdictions

About Strata Health Solutions Inc:
Strata Health leverages technology to dramatically improve patient flow within health systems. Our clients say they’ve entrusted us with the job of achieving real and dramatic benefits for patients, patients’ families and the world’s devoted front line caregivers. Operational in Canada, the UK and Australia, Strata Health is a privately-held Canadian corporation. It is comprised of professionals with empathy for those who need care and intense respect for those who devote themselves to caring for others.

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