Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences Shines in HIMSS Analytics Case Study


MEDITECH customer Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences—the first hospital in Canada to reach HIMSS Stage 7, as well as the first behavioral health provider in the world to achieve this honor—was recently featured in a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Case Study.

According to the study, Ontario Shores achieved high levels of CPOE, medication scanning, and patient ID scanning since 6.x was fully implemented in their inpatient and outpatient settings in 2011. Their current rates are 94 percent CPOE, 98 percent medications scanned, and 99 percent patient IDs scanned.

In addition, Dr. Ilan Fischler, medical director clinical informatics at Ontario Shores, recently told MEDITECH the hospital has seen other significant results, including:

  • 80-100 percent improvement in metabolic monitoring adherence rates

  • 20 percent reduction in the number of patients receiving antipsychotic polypharmacy

  • Earlier detection of, and intervention for, patients with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

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