March 25, 2009 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, ON - AnyWare Group Inc. announced today that Quinte Health Care has begun sharing technology through the ROAM Portal Platform across multiple facilities spread over 3 diverse counties in Southeastern Ontario. The ROAM initiative makes medical systems, applications and IT resources available to physicians and surgeons, wherever they are, including those who prefer to work with the Mac OS X(R) operating system.
"The most important challenge faced by QHC, when searching for the right portal platform, was the growing number of doctors who prefer Apple Macintosh computers," said Russell Dick, IT Director at Quinte Health Care. "ROAM is fully compatible with Macs, including making non-Mac software useable, virtually, through ROAM."
"AnyWare Group's ROAM Portal Platform offers a proven connectivity solution for our Mac-based healthcare providers who want to interact with legacy and emerging medical technology without leaving the operating system they love."
Along with the ROAM Portal Platform, QHC selected the ROAM VPN, a thin client solution that allows authorized doctors and staff to access:
* New and legacy MEDITECH systems housed at different locations
* 2 PACS (manufactured by Agfa and Philips)
* Multiple file shares
* The corporate Intranet
* Virtualized applications
* Custom Web applications
* The client care information system (WinCis)
* Financial system shares
* Outlook Web Access
Applications are presented through a personalized ROAM Portal: a single point of role-based access on any PC or Mac computer.
"Radiologists, who often prefer Macintosh, can work from ANYWHERE," said Russel Dick. "When the weather is questionable, telecommuting helps 'get the job done' without risking bad roads or wasting valuable patient care-time traveling. ROAM is enabling physicians to have access to as much information as possible, which obviously improves the quality of care."
"With the implementation at Quinte Health Care, ROAM affirms its status as the market leader in Macintosh support for the Health Care Industry, improving the efficiency and work life of hospital employees across North America," said Robert Lalonde, CEO of AnyWare Group Inc.
Quinte Health Care (QHC) consists of four fully-accredited hospital sites: QHC Belleville General; QHC North Hastings (in the town of Bancroft); QHC Prince Edward County Memorial (in the town of Picton); and QHC Trenton Memorial (in the city of Quinte West). 1600 staff, along with the 280 doctors who have privileges, provide primary and secondary services to a diverse catchment area of about 160,000 people.
AnyWare Group Inc. is the leading remote access solution provider for hospitals and healthcare organizations. AnyWare Group's award-winning ROAM Platform enables clientless remote access to all applications from any device (PCs and Macs) without requiring the management of users' computers. Through the ROAM portal, organizations present all relevant applications to authorized users, when and where required.