The Asthma Society of Canada

The Asthma Society of Canada

September 12, 2011 08:30 ET

Asthma Society of Canada Partners With to Deliver Asthma Education to the Patient Bedside

Partnership Will Provide Health Professionals With the Patient-Centred Education Materials at More Than 160 Hospitals Across Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - The Asthma Society of Canada and are proud to announce a partnership to deliver specialized asthma education materials through's national network of more than 160 hospitals.

By partnering with, the Asthma Society of Canada will be able reach thousands of asthma patients when it matters most – right at the hospital bedside. The Asthma Society of Canada will share its evidence-based, age appropriate asthma patient education material with the hospital network, improving access to these materials for health care professionals and ultimately increasing patient awareness. In turn, the Asthma Society of Canada will have access to usage rates of its materials from across the more than 160 hospitals. provides its client hospitals with a comprehensive web-based clinical document and order set technology that includes:

  • A reference library of hundreds of evidence-based order sets, clinical protocols and patient education materials, developed in partnership with organizations like the Asthma Society of Canada that can easily be customized by hospitals.
  • Libraries of hospital-customized clinical documents that allow hospitals to share and learn from each other
  • EntryPoint software that allows clinicians to complete clinical documentation using computers and/or mobile tablet devices
  • Analytics software that lets clinicians view comparative data on their use of clinical documentation client hospitals are part of a network of more than 160 healthcare organizations that work directly with peer hospitals, clinicians, specialty medical societies, like the Asthma Society of Canada, and other health-care stakeholders to share order sets and maintain evidence-based best practices. is endorsed by the Ontario Hospital Association as a best practice for hospitals.

Christine Hampson, President & CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada said, "Our partnership with PatientOrderSets ensures that physicians and patients have the latest and most relevant asthma information on hand. We are happy to announce that our patient education materials will be available directly to more than 160 hospitals. The Asthma Society of Canada is on board with this innovative approach and strongly believes that greater collaboration will increase the quality of patient care."

Dr. Chris O'Connor, President of said, "We're grateful to earn the trust of the Asthma Society of Canada. With this partnership, our network is not only growing, but also gaining a valuable and knowledgeable partner. Collaboration is the way forward for the Canadian healthcare system and patients are the first to benefit from this partnership."

About the Asthma Society of Canada

The Asthma Society of Canada provides evidence-based, market tested, age appropriate asthma information, education, management tools and support programs for Canadians with asthma. The Society provides this information directly through telephone, Internet, and print, and indirectly through healthcare providers, primary caregivers, teachers, coaches, employers and community organizations.

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