TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 -- Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre ("Sunnybrook") and CML HealthCare Inc. (TSX: CLC) ("CML") have announced a significant step forward in the delivery of patient-centric care for Ontarians. Working together, the organizations will deliver CML laboratory test results to Sunnybrook patients and physicians through secure portal access on Sunnybrook's MyChart personal health record system.
CML has been a vital part of Ontario's healthcare system for over 40 years, providing timely laboratory test results that support medical diagnostic decisions and personal health management for patients and their family. The partnership between Sunnybrook and CML will enable Sunnybrook's MyChart users greater access to laboratory services performed outside of the hospital, including CML HealthCare's 114 Client C.A.R.E. centres across Ontario. This makes it convenient for Sunnybrook patients to have lab services performed closer to home and gives referring physicians more options outside of the hospital with all test results accessible online on Sunnybrook's MyChart patient portal.
"Sunnybrook continues to evolve our personal electronic health record service for improved access to information, timely decision making, and healthier outcomes for patients managing and monitoring their health at home, or while travelling," said Sarina Cheng, Director, Health Records Department & eHealth Strategies at Sunnybrook.
"We are proud to be the only community-based laboratory services provider to be partnering with Sunnybrook in delivering lab results directly to patients via the hospital's MyChart patient portal. Our doctors and their patients have been asking for this capability for a long time, and we are pleased to make it available," said Thomas Wellner, President and CEO of CML HealthCare.
With the potential acquisition of CML HealthCare by LifeLabs Ontario Inc., announced in June 2013, this integration of access may potentially make patient portal direct access available for over 60 per cent of Ontario's community based diagnostic testing.
About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of health care for the 1.2 million patients the hospital cares for each year through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada's premier academic health sciences centres. Sunnybrook specializes in caring for high-risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns and adults, offering specialized rehabilitation and treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological and psychiatric disorders, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries. The Hospital also has a unique and national leading program for the care of Canada's war veterans. For more information about how Sunnybrook is inventing the future of health care please visit us online at www.sunnybrook.ca.
About CML HealthCare Inc.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading Canadian community-based, medical diagnostic services provider. In addition to its network of 114 Client C.A.R.E. Centres in Ontario and 82 imaging centres in Ontario and British Columbia, CML operates three subsidiaries: 1) Hemostasis Reference Laboratory, focused on specialized coagulation testing and equipment calibration for international customers; 2) CML Bioanalytics, a specialty laboratory providing customized clinical trial testing for the biotechnology and pharmaceutics industries; and 3) Rocky Mountain Analytics, providing specialized testing for naturopaths and physicians practicing integrated medicine in Canada. CML is publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CLC" and has approximately 89.8 million common shares outstanding. For more information, please visit www.cmlhealthcare.com or follow CML on Twitter @cmlhealthcare.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Alice Dunning, MBA, CFA
Director, Corporate Communications
CML HealthCare Inc.
(905) 565-0043 ext.3472
(905) 565-2844 (FAX)
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