SOURCE: VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp.

August 03, 2009 15:31 ET

Canada's Leading University Health Centre Adopts Intelligent PHR

Opens the Way for New Generation Medical Information Technology

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - August 3, 2009) - VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. (The "Company") (PINKSHEETS: VMCS) (FRANKFURT: VA6) announces that the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is deploying a web-based intelligent Personal Health Record that will be made available to some of its 700,000 patients as an interactive Patient Portal.

This major breakthrough is expected to help change the direction of medical informatics and usher in a new era of medical meaningful use focused on the needs of patients. Over the years McGill has been a consistent leader in medical innovation as exemplified by its new $1.9 billion Health Centre Project, reputed to be the largest of its kind in the world.

The move reflects the new direction of healthcare informatics as leading policy makers and experts move to introduce a new generation of meaningful use clinical information technology more focused on patients and their families.

Dr. Jeffrey Barkun, Director of General Surgery and Chief Clinical Officer of the Informatics Transition at the MUHC, says, "MedforYou is an essential complement to the electronic patient record being implemented in our hospitals today."

MUHC Director General and CEO Dr. Arthur Porter noted, "Giving Quebecers a Web-based logbook in which to track their health and a host of features that can inform and influence their lifestyle choices is a new way for the McGill University Health Centre to make a difference in people's lives."

Canadian internet health information Company Medical.MD EHR, a leader in the development of meaningful use applications, will be providing its proprietary Personal Electronic Health Record called MedforYou. to the MUHC.

In the United States, the Obama Administration is also leading the way with steps to use a significant portion of the stimulus package (ARRA) to help physicians purchase clinical informatics tools that offer meaningful use with genuine outcome benefits for patients.

"These types of advanced medical technologies can no longer be ignored," says VisualMED chairman Gerard Dab. "We believe that this new trend will finally benefit our proprietary technologies." With some of our recent licensing agreements including those for the Chinese market, our technologies have taken on a much broader, global scope, and management is working to expand further these kinds of distribution channels.

The complete MUHC press release can be found at: http://www.muhc.ca/media/news/item/?item_id=107640

A complete broadcast of CTV news can be watched at http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090708/mtl_medicalrecords_090708/20090708/?hub=

ABOUT VISUALMED

VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. licenses cutting edge healthcare application technology from its extensive portfolio of proprietary clinical and medical solutions that help hospitals and healthcare authorities improve the efficiency of managing patients care, increasing personnel efficiency, bringing down operating cost while improving outcomes.

Some of the applications that its technologies enable such as fully automated and well tested Computerized Physician Order Entry with powerful decision support components and self populating automated Tumor Registries, are core solutions in the new agenda to promote better patient care, greater safety and reduce risks due to medication errors. Information on our company and its products is available on our web site at www.visualmedsolutions.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected results.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gerard Dab
    CEO
    VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp.
    Tel: 514 582 5220