Press Release: Canterbury Health System, New Zealand Entrusts Strata Health to Manage Patient Flow
Calgary, AB – June 26, 2019 – On May 28th, Strata Health Solutions finalized a three-year contract to deploy its patient flow, resource matching and waitlist management technology across the Canterbury Health System. Strata’s industry leading cloud-based solution will match and manage all acute discharge and primary care referrals to community services, with an initial focus of supporting Canterbury’s home care services division.
“Strata Health is honoured to partner with the Canterbury Health System. As a well respected global eHealth innovation leader, the Canterbury Health System is influencing best practices for patient-centered care around the world,” comments Don Schick, Strata Health Founder and Chairman. “Our organizations share common visions and cultures as we commit to leveraging technology to truly make a difference in patient outcomes and quality of life. We’re pleased to share our global experiences around patient flow outcomes, and we are just as excited to learn from Canterbury Health’s respected team.”
Strata Health will integrate via the eRMS Primary Care interface and collaborate with the Orion Acute Electronic Medical Record to provide seamless decision support for home care placement and wait listing across the Health Board population.
“One of our Canterbury Health System aims is to support patients to stay well at home and in their communities, using strategies that waste less of their time by ensuring the patient journey is smooth and seamless. Managing referrals from our primary care clinicians and hospitals well is key to making the most of everyone’s time,” states Carolyn Gullery, Executive Director General Manager – Planning, Funding and Decision Support for Canterbury and West Coast DHBs.
Ms. Gullery continues, “We are excited at the prospect of using cloud-based technology developed by Strata Health as a tool to improve patient flow and experience through assessing need and connecting people with the right specialist or community-based service – ensuring Canterbury people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time, and by the right person.”
Deployment planning has launched in Christchurch with go live planned for late 2019.
Who is Strata Health?
With almost 20 years of experience in the patient care industry, Strata Health is the leading provider of intelligent, digital tools for resource allocation, patient transitions, and patient flow innovation across the care continuum. Strata Health supports healthcare clients on three continents, helping over 2 million patients worldwide get the care they need faster. Strata’s software solutions are improving the healthcare experience for patients, clinicians, and health jurisdictions around the world.
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