Telehomecare project for First Nations Communities in Canada to focus on wireless handheld technology

Toronto 25 March 2002AdActus Care Technologies Inc., in partnership with the First Nations Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), has set up an innovative Home Care project which will trial AdActus' exciting new OutReach wireless handheld technology, Procura's Community Health Care Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software, and Killdara's Data Courier integration engine. The project, to be conducted in three First Nations Communities, will demonstrate the value of comprehensive systems and the timely collection of data in the advancement of health care in the community.

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AdActus Care Technologies Inc., a Canadian company, provides Information and Communications Technology solutions (ICTs) for the community health marketplace. The company is focused on the provision of technology at the point of care in the community, whether this is in people's home, residential care facilities, or community clinics. AdActus' first product offering is the OutReach application and supporting professional services.

Ron Parker, President of AdActus stated: "The handheld component of this solution gives users the ability to capture timely, high quality data in the course of providing care in the client's home, eliminating the time, effort, and risk of error in documenting visits after the fact."

Mr. Parker went on to say: "This value extends to administrators as they can rely on this data for management of provider staff and resources, improving utilisation while achieving better outcomes for their clients. Our capability to integrate this information with Regional or Provincial repositories represents a true breakthrough in the administration and provision of health care services in the community."

Each of the partner vendors brings proven technology to the project. Warren Brown, President of Procura stated: "We see this as a tremendous opportunity to prove our ability to provide an integrated cost-effective solution for a critical need within the First Nations Communities. Moreover, it positions us to increase our lead in community care, a sector of health care that is growing significantly."

Collaborative Network Technologies Inc. (ColabNet) of St. John's, Newfoundland, is AdActus' partner in the development of the Outreach application. ColabNet is active in the development of wireless applications for the health care, education, and business sectors.

Killdara is a software developer located in Almonte, Ontario, and New York. The company is currently delivering its Web Services product to customers building large-scale, secure XML connectivity networks. Many of the world's most successful enterprise software vendors and consultants have selected Killdara for their projects, especially in the demanding health care sector with their Health Data Courier product.

Procura Community Care software is used by 4 of the 5 largest national providers of Home Care in Canada. Procura has been deployed in most Regional Health Districts in Canada and in 14 states in the United States. The over 2500 users of Procura manage more than 30.000 staff and process over $ .6 billion in payroll and billing annually.

Procura clients have played a significant role in making Procura the most comprehensive and easy to use ERP on the market. Procura provides the mission critical functions of central client record management, human resource management, resource and client scheduling, care planning, and payroll/billing for a wide variety of community health programmes.


Leslie Versweyveld

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