“Technology that Transforms Healthcare”
All of us at C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre are excited about some of the state of the art changes ahead for us and our patients. Starting April 16th, we will be updating our software system to a new Collaborative Health Record, Input Health Systems Inc. to replace our current Electronic Medical Records system.
A little background; InputHealth Inc. was founded by Dr. Damon Ramsey a family physician based in the Vancouver area. Of note, at the age of 12, when most kids his age were busy collecting comic books, Dr. Ramsey, already a Microsoft-certified systems engineer set up his own technology company, working as a network and software consultant with a client base across North America. No surprise that after pursuing medicine and setting up a practice the EMR solutions available were inadequate in his eyes and, in particular he felt that patients were underutilized as a resource for their own care.
One of the strongest features of InPut Health is that patient’s will be engaged in their own care by utilizing questionnaires (referred to Qnaires in InPutHealth). Engaging patients at point of contact will be a learning curve for support staff; however, the job satisfaction will be immeasurable. The patient will feel confident in their healthcare by being involved and heard. The physician will have more information which will enable optimal health care. We live in a community where many family members are taking care of their elders at various stages of health. InputHealth will allow family members, with permission and adherence to PHIA, to access treatment plans, test results and make appointments on line. Geography will have little to no affect on communication between caregiver and family member.
C W Wiebe Medical Centre has chosen a software solution that has much room for growth in our changing times. Dr. Damon Ramsey states, “Our approach is to bring the patient in and make them an equal partner in their own health record, facilitating different types of workflows where patients can actually drive their own health”.
During this time of transition our patients may experience some delays and interruption for which we apologize. We will do our best keep things running smoothly and on time.