Winnipeg Hospital Selects Panacea by i3 Solutions to Deliver a 21st Century Patient Bedside Experience
Panacea by i3 Solutions is changing the hospital experience for
delivering on-demand bedside entertainment options.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ – i3 Solutions Inc., a two-time
award-winner for best-in-class healthcare solutions, today announced
that Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg has completed Phase One of
their three-phase plan to equip more than 500 bedsides with Panacea, a
state-of-the-art bedside entertainment experience for patients.
Delivered by TELUS Health on a Barco platform, Panacea provides
entertainment and patient education functions on demand through a
simple and intuitive web interface.
Panacea offers a flexible patient bedside experience via a touchscreen
monitor, delivering a wide range of services to improve the patient’s
hospital stay. The physical unit itself meets HSC’s rigorous infection
control standards, ensuring patient safety is maintained.
In the first phase of deployment, HSC has presented a combination of
free and subscription entertainment options supplied right to the
patient bedside. Free services include hospital information, patient
education, games, books and radio. Television, phone, internet, movies,
and other features are available for a modest fee; patients can simply
and instantly self-activate.
“Approximately 40% of our patients are from outside of Winnipeg,” said
Gerald Mirecki, Divisional Director of Business and Corporate Services
at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg. “The Panacea solution allows them
to stay connected with loved ones back home, which typically has a
positive emotional impact.”
“The Panacea experience supports HSC’s ‘Patients First’ approach,”
continued Gerald. “Patients and their families now have a variety of
entertainment and communication options right at their bedside.”
“Support of family and friends is essential to facilitating excellent
care for our patients,” said Monika Gawthrop, a Manager of Patient Care
at HSC. “Our patients often do not live in Winnipeg, and as a result,
may not have visitors while in hospital. I am now personally witnessing
how the ability to remain connected can be key to optimal recovery,
particularly with our long term patients. The ability of family and
friends to encourage, support and promote hope for our patients any
time of the day or night, no matter where they live, has made a
One of the reasons HSC selected Panacea was that it was developed in
Canada for a global market. i3′s six year history developing and
delivering healthcare solutions meant a strong understanding and
commitment to the healthcare community. i3 Solutions 24/7 product
support, local onsite resources and a sales partnership with TELUS
Health – a leading health information and communications technology
provider – rounded out the full offering.
“This is a great example of our i3 culture and business philosophy in
action. We listen closely to our clients, then collaborate with them
and trailblazing partners to solve common problems for healthcare,”
said Peter Christopoulos, Executive Director, i3 Solutions Inc. “Along
with Barco and TELUS Health, Panacea is leveraging the full
flexibility, extensibility and security of the Microsoft platform,
including Windows 8. Delivering on Microsoft supports a
forward-thinking architectural vision that will enable HSC to extend
services for patients by taking advantage of new features and
integration options while remaining efficient and affordable.”
About i3 Solutions
i3 Solutions provides web-based application software, Infrastructure
support, Network Monitoring and Managed Services in the Healthcare,
Manufacturing, non-profit and Financial Services sectors. Their
Healthcare solution, Panacea, is an award-winning solution that
delivers 21st century healthcare right to the patient’s bedside,
improving their hospital experience with instant access to
entertainment options while at the same time allowing hospital staff to
use the unit to review clinical records and charts. For more
information about the Panacea solution, please visit www.i3inc.ca/panacea.
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in tele-homecare, electronic medical and health
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management.
TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians,
patients and consumers the power to turn information into better health
outcomes. For more information about TELUS Health, please visit www.telushealth.com.
About Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg
Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is the largest health centre in
Manitoba. Our interdisciplinary team of nearly 8,000 staff and
volunteers serve people in Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut.
HSC is the designated Trauma Centre for Manitoba, as well as the centre
for transplants, burns, neurosciences and pediatric care. Our highly
skilled teams of professional staff provide acute care and continuing
HSC’s Business and Corporate Services Division focuses on providing
patients, their families, visitors, volunteers, and HSC staff with the
non-clinical supports and amenities they need while on the HSC campus.
We help HSC put Patients First. For more information about HSC
Winnipeg, please visit www.hsc.mb.ca.
SOURCE i3 Solutions