Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada

August 09, 2011 08:30 ET

Osteoporosis Canada Selects to Ensure its Latest Research Reaches the Patient Bedside

Partnership Will Improve the Quality of Care and Ensure That Guidelines and Standards in Treating Osteoporosis are at the Fingertips of Health Professionals When Ordering Treatments

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2011) - Osteoporosis Canada and are proud to announce their partnership to deliver improved healthcare to Canadians with osteoporosis through's national network of more than 150 hospitals. By using's advanced order set technology, Osteoporosis Canada will be able to deliver the latest scientific research on the treatment of osteoporosis directly to the bedside.

Order sets are detailed, evidence-based checklists that allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to quickly and easily specify appropriate treatments for hundreds of medical conditions in all parts of a hospital. provides its client hospitals with a comprehensive web-based order set technology that includes:

  • A reference library of hundreds of evidence-based order sets, developed in partnership with organizations like Osteoporosis Canada, that can easily be customized by hospitals.
  • Libraries of hospital-customized order sets that allow hospitals to share and learn from each other.
  • Advanced order set project implementation tools and methodologies.
  • EntryPoint software that allows clinicians to complete order sets using computers and/or mobile tablet devices.
  • Analytics software that lets clinicians view comparative data on their use of order sets. client hospitals are part of a network of more than 150 healthcare organizations that work directly with peer hospitals, clinicians, specialty medical societies, like Osteoporosis 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.

Dr. Famida Jiwa, President & CEO of Osteoporosis Canada said, "Our partnership with will mean better care for patients with osteoporosis at hundreds of hospitals across Canada. Our latest guidelines and research will now be readily available to clinicians ordering treatments for patients.

Dr. Chris O'Connor, President of said, "We're honoured to be working with Osteoporosis Canada to improve the lives of Canadians with osteoporosis. This model of partnership and collaboration to improve healthcare is playing a key role in bridging the gap between medical evidence and the day-to-day practice of clinicians."

About Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. Osteoporosis Canada works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis Canada provides medically accurate information to patients, health care professionals and the public. Services to individuals with osteoporosis and the public include free publications, a bilingual toll-free information line, educational programs and referrals to self-help groups and community resources.

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