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Mustimuhw Improves First Nations Patient Safety through PrescribeIT

April 9, 2020 (Vancouver) – Mustimuhw Information Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce it's helping to improve the safety of First Nations patients through an agreement with Canada Health Infoway's PrescribeIT®. Through the agreement, Mustimuhw will integrate PrescribeIT®, Canada's e-prescribing service, directly into its Community Electronic Medical Record (cEMR). 

"PrescribeIT® will help improve collaboration between prescribers and pharmacists," said Mark Sommerfeld, CEO of Mustimuhw Information Solutions. "PrescribeIT® will enable appropriate health care practitioners to communicate with pharmacists directly through their cEMR, saving time and improving safety."

PrescribeIT® can also be a significant asset in virtual care settings. It reduces the need for an in-person visit by enabling prescribers to electronically transmit prescriptions directly to pharmacies — an important tool as more physicians and nurse practitioners offer virtual care due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.

"We're excited to be working with Mustimuhw Information Solutions to integrate PrescribeIT® and help improve patient outcomes," said Jamie Bruce, Executive Vice President, Infoway. "It also makes prescribing safer when in-person visits aren't recommended."

"We're pleased we will soon be able to prescribe electronically through the Mustimuhw cEMR with PrescribeIT®," said Kim Roberts, Health Director at Kwakiutl District Council. "PrescribeIT® will make prescribing easier and more convenient for patients."

Mustimuhw, a subsidiary of the Cowichan Tribes of British Columbia, operates in seven provinces and supports care delivery in more than 297 First Nations communities in Canada. PrescribeIT® will enable physicians and nurse practitioners to electronically transmit prescriptions directly into a pharmacy's management system. It also enables clinical communication between prescribers and pharmacists and allows prescribers to receive dispense notifications.

About Mustimuhw Information Solutions

Mustimuhw Information Solutions Inc. (MIS) is a technology solution provider for Indigenous health, child and family services, and patient access. MIS solutions, such as the Mustimuhw Community Electronic Medical Record (cEMR) and the Mustimuhw Child and Family Services Case Management System (CFS-BP), are the leading solutions of choice for Indigenous organizations across Canada. MIS tools are recognized for their ability to provide a balance of standardized digital health functionality as well as support the unique functional and cultural requirements of Indigenous services and approaches to wellness. MIS' electronic solutions seek to integrate community members, families, service providers, and technology in delivering care with one heart and one mind.

About PrescribeIT®

Canada Health Infoway is working with Health Canada, the provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders to develop, operate and maintain the national e-prescribing service known as PrescribeIT®. PrescribeIT® will serve all Canadians, pharmacies and prescribers and provide safer and more effective medication management by enabling prescribers to transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber's electronic medical record (EMR) and the pharmacy management system (PMS) of a patient's pharmacy of choice. Learn more at www.prescribeit.ca.

About Canada Health Infoway

Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Learn more at www.infoway.ca.

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