Ontario Shores Receives Award for Excellence in Mobile Point of Care
February 23, 2011
Nurses Using Tablet PCsOntario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is the recipient of the Excellence in Mobile Point of Care Award from Motion Computing, a leading global provider of tablet PCs and supporting mobility solutions. The annual award recognizes an organization’s commitment and dedication to deploying Mobile Point of Care Solutions that focus on enhancing clinician satisfaction and delivering the highest quality of patient care.

“Ontario Shores is honoured to receive this award from Motion Computing and be recognized for our commitment to innovation in order to provide the highest quality care for our patients,” says Karim Mamdani, Chief Operating Officer, “We’ve seen firsthand how point of care documentation via the tablet PCs helps us deliver on that promise. The tablet PCs are light, accessible and mobile, eliminating the need for desktops and laptops and saving on space and time.”

Dedicated to enhancing patient safety, improving access to care and increasing efficiency, the hospital made the transition to a comprehensive Electronic Health Records (EHR) system using MEDITECH 6.0 in 2010. Ontario Shores immediately realized that in order to reap the full benefits of the EHR implementation, its staff would need a device that would allow them to chart electronically across the entire hospital.

With Motion Tablet PCs in place, Ontario Shores has been able to standardize on an entirely electronic format. By eliminating the need for paper, the hospital has reduced the risk of documentation error as well as duplication of information, improved communication across interprofessional teams and between shifts, increased data availability for more powerful and accurate reporting and decision making, improved access to information across multiple sites and increased overall clinician satisfaction.

“Ontario Shores’ story stood out among this year’s nominations because it’s the perfect example of a hospital delivering on its promise to deploy mobility solutions to provide the best patient care possible,” said Scott Ball, Canada Business Development Executive, Motion. “The tablets create a domino effect of benefits since the users gain mobility, accuracy and productivity, which translate to improved efficiency and quality of patient care.”