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Phase 2 of Mackenzie Health’s Innovation Unit launched

June 24, 2015  

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Mackenzie Health, a regional healthcare provider that operates Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, today released details of the second phase of a technology initiative designed to transform what it called the “delivery of care.”

Known as the Mackenzie Innovation Institute, in the first phase of the project, it implemented technologies such as ‘smart’ beds, ‘smart’ badges and communications stations, enhanced hand hygiene support solution and dome lights indicators to create safer and more effective patient care.

In phase two of the project, Mackenzie Health is implementing a smart mobile clinical messaging and alerting system which it says uses intelligent rules to enable automated communications between information systems and devices to bring better decision support information to the point of care.

Technology partners are BlackBerry, which is providing smartphones, Cisco Systems which is providing the network infrastructure and unified communication; and Toronto-based ThoughtWire.

The company defines its Ambiant software as a platform for IoT and the enterprise that employs “situational awareness to drive intelligent automation and real-time communications between people, system and devices.

Additional coverage will appear in an upcoming issue of Connections+.

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