April 12th, 2019

// FlexITy Partners with GetWellNetwork Delivered By FlexHealth® – Patient Engagement Technology for Canadian Healthcare Providers

FlexITy Partners with GetWellNetwork Delivered By FlexHealth® - Patient Engagement Technology for Canadian Healthcare Providers

FlexITy is uniquely Canadian and was recently selected by Mackenzie Health to deliver "smart" patient engagement technology at their new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ -FlexITy, an award-winning technology company is delighted to announce a FlexHealth solution which is designed in partnership with GetWellNetwork® to deploy "smart," patient-centric solutions in Canada. Our exclusive relationship with GetWellNetwork, combined with our deep understanding of the technology, security and data privacy needs of healthcare providers, has enabled us to deliver an advanced and innovative patient engagement platform that is well-positioned for Canadian healthcare.

"Technology has a vital role to play in improving patient care and patient outcomes," said Peter Stavropoulos, CEO and President, FlexITy. "As a leading provider of technology and service solutions in Canada, we were very selective in determining that digital patient engagement provider GetWellNetwork is the right partner and their solution GetWell Inpatient™ is the right technology for us to expand our FlexHealth practice, a fully digital patient engagement and care experience for Canadian healthcare organizations."

"Care delivery models are changing rapidly and patients today are expecting more personalized and consumer-like experiences regardless of the care setting, condition or stage of the patient journey they're in," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork. "The Canadian market is one that we've been considering for some time, but we needed the right partner to jointly deliver the right solution. FlexITy is that partner and we are delighted that Mackenzie Health selected FlexITy with GetWell Inpatient as the right patient and family engagement solution for their new hospital."

Mackenzie Health will deploy GetWell Inpatient, powered by FlexITy and GetWellNetwork, at the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, currently under construction and set to open in late 2020. The solution will integrate with Mackenzie Health's electronic medical record to deliver personalized health support – helping patients understand their condition, learn about medications, control their environment, prepare for discharge and more. The 1.2 million sq. ft. hospital will provide 350 patient beds with the ability to increase capacity to 550 beds. As the first new hospital in York Region in more than 30 years, it will join Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, alongside Mackenzie Health's community-based locations, in providing access to state-of-the-art healthcare to residents. This technology will be in place at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in late 2020. Plans to implement some features gradually at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital will occur after 2020.

"We are thrilled to partner with FlexITy to deploy the innovative GetWell Inpatient digital solution at Mackenzie Health," says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health. "This 'smart' patient- and family-centered technology will integrate with Mackenzie Health's electronic medical record and support healthcare professionals in delivering personalized health support at the bedside. This is a key step forward on our 'smart' hospital vision to provide our community with exceptional healthcare."

For patients, FlexHealth-Powered by FlexITy with GetWell Inpatient will mean more control, increased convenience, deeper knowledge and a better experience. For healthcare professionals, it will mean spending less time filling out paperwork, accurately capturing data in real-time and creating efficient workflows that allow more time at the patient's bedside.

FlexITy will further continue to invest in resources in order to collaborate into Mackenzie Innovative Institute (Mi2) for the advancement and research of innovative healthcare in Canada. 

"One of the biggest opportunities with this technology solution is the level of control and independence we can give directly to patients," says Richard Tam, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Mackenzie Health. "The 'smart' pathways and intelligence we're building into this technology will unlock a world of choice for all patients and families."

About FlexITy Solutions 
FlexITy is an award-winning integrator of smart technology and service solutions, built on powerful and digitally advanced secure platforms, and delivered with decades of IoT expertise and services. FlexHealth-Powered by FlexITy, is a suite of patient-centric solutions that integrate interactive mobile applications, secure health IT and data and optimize healthcare management.  FlexHealth engages patients and families, empowers clinicians and delivers outcomes that matter.

www.FlexHealth.ca, 866.779.FLEX(3539).

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork is the Precision Engagement healthcare company. Our solutions engage patients and families, empower clinicians and deliver outcomes that matter. From inpatient to outpatient, to physician practices and urgent care clinics, to patients on the go, GetWellNetwork offers the only cross-continuum platform that performs across every care setting. Learn more at getwellnetwork.com or follow @GetWellNetwork on social media.

About Mackenzie Health 
Mackenzie Health is a dynamic regional healthcare provider which includes the existing Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as a comprehensive network of community-based services. In March 2017, the organization received its second consecutive award of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. This is the highest rating a Canadian healthcare provider can receive. Guided by a vision to create a world-class health experience, Mackenzie Health has an unrelenting focus on the patient and is dedicated to patient needs now and in the future. With over 500,000 residents in Southwest York Region, Mackenzie Health is proud to serve one of the fastest growing and most diverse communities in Canada. For more information, please visit mackenziehealth.ca  

SOURCE FlexITy Solutions Inc.

For further information:

Press Contact: Nympha Lee, Director of Marketing and Communications, FlexITy Solutions, 1.866.779.3539, nympha.lee@flexity.com


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