Friday, July 17, 2009

Request for qualifications (RFQ) released to develop a chronic disease management system

Request for qualifications (RFQ) released to
develop a chronic disease management system

eHealth Ontario and Infrastructure Ontario released a request for qualifications (RFQ) today to identify qualified companies to develop a chronic disease management system that will be used initially to establish a Diabetes Registry for Ontarians and an eHealth Portal framework.

» See our news release

Building Our Diabetes Program Acumen

  • Today nearly 900,000 people in Ontario are living with diabetes
  • Effectively managing diabetes will improve the quality of life for Ontarians with this disease,
    reduce their mortality and morbidity rates, and decrease the cost of this disease to the health care system
  • Ontario’s eHealth Strategy aims to prevent – each year – 88 people from going blind;
    322 heart attacks; 473 lower limbs from being amputated; 448 deaths; and prevent $300 million in hospital costs

Filmless Diagnostic Imaging

For the first time in Ontario’s history, all 148 hospitals are now able to produce and share filmless diagnostic images including x-rays, CT scans and MRIs within their facilities using picture archiving and communications technology.

» See our news release

About Diagnostic Imaging

  • Diagnostic imaging includes pictures of the body captured by x-ray,
    ultrasound, MRI and CT used to diagnose medical issues
  • The digital imaging network is an integral part of Ontario’s eHealth Strategy
  • By the fall of 2011, 100 per cent of the images taken in the delivery
    of hospital-based heath care to Ontarians will be digitally stored and shareable among health care providers

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