November 04, 2011
Pre-qualified companies invited to submit proposals for provincial drug information system
TORONTO - eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario have released a request for proposals (RFP) today to companies pre-qualified to develop the province’s drug information system.
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.
Patient safety will be improved by reducing the number of adverse drug reactions.
Maximus Canada Services Inc. and TELUS Health Solutions GP are pre-qualified consortiums based on a request for qualifications (RFQ) process that began in March 2011. The consortiums demonstrate the resource capability and the financial strength to develop and deliver a drug information system of the size and complexity needed for all Ontarians.
An independent fairness monitor ensured that the RFQ was a transparent, open, and fair competitive procurement process complying with both Infrastructure Ontario’s and eHealth Ontario’s procurement policies and procedures.
Once proposals are received and evaluated, the successful consortium is expected to be announced in summer 2012 with development beginning thereafter.
More than 7,500 doctors, who care for 7.1 million patients in Ontario, are participating in an electronic medical records program.
The RFP is available on Infrastructure Ontario’s website at www.infrastructureontario.ca
eHealth Ontario is a Crown agency that 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 all Ontarians.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province’s larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget; managing one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada and providing real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management; and providing the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
Visit www.ehealthontario.on.ca and/or www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.
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