New partnership will help low acuity patients direct to local walk-in clinics
To improve access to care and reduce ER wait times.
Winnipeg, MB, November 24, 2022 /cnw/- medimap is pleased to announce the signing of a strategic partnership with Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to improve patient care and reduce emergency room wait times.
The new partnership will utilize Medimap’s powerful software technology and its partnership with a large network of medical clinics in the country. winnipeg area by Directing low-acuity Manitobans to local walk-in clinics.
It will help improve Manitobans’ access to care by diverting low-acuity patients to local medical services, thereby reducing wait times in emergency rooms across the city.
“Our new partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is a win-win for both patients and the overall health system. Not only will it help low-acuity patients find the care they need, when they need it, it will also lower MediMap’s costs. Waiting times at emergency rooms across the city, the CEO said Thomas Jankowski,
Partnership means WRHA will be able to show wait time information at walk-in clinics winnipeg hospital screen and area on it Website, The information will allow patients to make informed decisions about where they can get timely access to care. Triage staff will also have immediate access to this information, allowing them to redirect low-acuity cases to other health care resources.
“Each month, about 40 per cent of people who go to a Winnipeg urgent care center or emergency department need health care, often sooner, through a family doctor or walk-in clinic,” said mike naderPresident and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
“By partnering with Medimap, we aim to help Manitobans receive timely care, while reducing the burden on our hospital system. This type of public-private partnership will help solve many of the problems that exist in our healthcare system. Will help you get away.”
More than 250,000 Canadians each month rely on Medimap as their means of getting same-day, non-urgent access to care. Its software gives clinics the ability to notify them of changes to hours of operation, or when they are at capacity and also provides patients with the ability to join a waiting list or book an appointment. Patients can view the Medimap website immediately before going to the clinic, reducing the waiting time to see a doctor. Patients can also book appointments with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrists, mental health services and more.
medimapThe platform is used by a network of more than 4,200 practices, pharmacies and walk-in clinics across the country and has helped more than 12 million Canadians get the care they need when they need it. Medimap’s platform also provides patients with the ability to book appointments with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, optometrists, mental health services and more. Not only does this help patients receive timely care, it also helps the healthcare system divert people away from emergency rooms to primary care services that are better suited to their needs, including virtual appointments. Are included.
About the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
WRHA serves residents of the city of winnipegas well as the northern community Churchill and former rural municipalities and west st paulrepresenting a total population of over 750,000. The WRHA also provides health care support and specialized referral services to the approximately half a million Manitobans who live beyond these boundaries, as well as to residents of the North-West. Ontario And nunavutThose often require services and expertise not available within the WRHA.
largest employers in Manitoba, WRHA employs over 14,000 people. with an annual operating budget of $1.9 billionThe WRHA is the largest health authority in the province and operates or funds over 200 healthcare facilities and programs.
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