Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pre-qualified Bidders Announced for Provincial Drug Information System

TORONTO, July 5, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario announced today the companies prequalified to respond to a request for proposals for the development of the province's drug information system.

Maximus Canada and Telus Health Solutions GP are the companies that have been prequalified based on a request for qualifications process that began in March 2011. The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in summer 2011.

The prequalified companies demonstrated the experience, the qualified resources and the financial strength to develop and deliver a drug information system of this size and complexity for all Ontarians.

The drug information system will provide a secure and comprehensive record of medications to enhance patient care in Ontario. The goals of the drug information system are: to improve patient safety, to improve quality of care, to increase access to care and provide online tools to support medication management.

The system will improve patient safety by reducing the number of adverse drug reactions.

eHealth Ontario plays the leading role in harnessing technology and innovation to improve patient care, safety and access in support of the government's health strategy. The agency is responsible for implementing the government's ehealth agenda and creating electronic health records for Ontarians.

Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects; as well, it is dedicated to providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew their infrastructure.

Visit www.ehealthontario.on.ca and/or www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.