New partnership will assist direct sufferers with low acuity must native walk-in clinics
to enhance entry to care and scale back ER wait occasions.
WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Medimap is happy to announce it has signed a strategic partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Well being Authority (WRHA) to enhance affected person care and scale back emergency room wait occasions.
The brand new partnership will make use of Medimap’s highly effective software program expertise and its partnerships with a big community of medical clinics within the Winnipeg space by directing Manitobans with low acuity must native walk-in clinics.
It will assist enhance Manitobans’ entry to care by diverting sufferers with low acuity must native medical providers which have the capability to see them, thereby decreasing wait occasions at emergency rooms throughout the town.
“Our new partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Well being Authority is a win-win for each sufferers and the general healthcare system. Not solely will our platform assist sufferers with low acuity wants discover the care they want, after they want it, it should additionally scale back wait occasions at emergency rooms throughout the town,” stated Medimap CEO Thomas Jankowski.
The partnership means the WRHA will be capable of present wait time data at walk-in clinics throughout the Winnipeg space on hospital screens and its web site. The data will permit sufferers to make knowledgeable choices about the place they will get well timed entry to care. Triage employees will even have quick entry to this data, permitting them to redirect low acuity instances to different healthcare assets.
“Each month, roughly 40 p.c of people that go to a Winnipeg Pressing Care Centre or emergency division might obtain the well being care they want, typically sooner, by way of a household physician or walk-in clinic,” stated Mike Nader, President and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Well being Authority.
“By partnering with Medimap, our objective is to assist Manitobans get the well timed care they want whereas decreasing the burden on our hospital system. Public-private partnerships like it will assist to unlock lots of the issues current in our healthcare system.”
Each month over 250,000 Canadians depend on Medimap as their technique of discovering same-day, non-urgent entry to care. Its software program offers clinics the power to speak adjustments in working hours, or when they’re at capability and in addition supplies the power for sufferers to hitch a waitlist or e book an appointment. Sufferers can rapidly examine the Medimap web site earlier than they journey to a clinic, decreasing the size of time they’ve to attend to see a health care provider. Sufferers can even e book appointments with allied well being professionals corresponding to physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrists, psychological well being providers and extra.
Medimap‘s platform is utilized by a community of greater than 4,200 practices, pharmacies, and walk-in clinics throughout the nation and has helped greater than 12 million Canadians discover the care they want after they want it. Medimap’s platform additionally supplies sufferers the power to e book appointments with allied well being professionals corresponding to physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrists, psychological well being providers, and extra. Not solely does this assist sufferers obtain well timed care, it additionally helps the healthcare system divert folks away from emergency rooms to major care providers which are higher suited to their wants, together with digital appointments.
About Winnipeg Regional Well being Authority
The WRHA serves residents of the town of Winnipeg, in addition to the northern group of Churchill and the agricultural municipalities of East and West St. Paul, representing a complete inhabitants of greater than 750,000. The WRHA additionally supplies healthcare help and specialty referral providers to almost half one million Manitobans who dwell past these boundaries, in addition to residents of northwestern Ontario and Nunavut, who typically require the providers and experience obtainable throughout the WRHA.
Among the many largest employers in Manitoba, the WRHA employs greater than 14,000 folks. With an annual working price range of $1.9 billion, the WRHA is the most important well being authority within the province and operates or funds over 200 well being service amenities and applications.