Kristy Boldt

Grand River Hospital is Latest Hospital to Go Live with Wellsoft EDIS

July 11, 2017

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Somerset, NJ – July 11, 2017 – Wellsoft Corporation, the leading Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) provider in North America, has announced today that Grand River Hospital (GRH) in Kitchener, Ontario has successfully implemented Wellsoft EDIS in the hospital’s Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department (ED). Wellsoft EDIS was customized and integrated with the existing HIS to better meet the needs of patients and clinicians, improve productivity and efficiency, and further modernize the hospital’s fast-paced ED that delivers services to nearly 70,000 patients a year. The system will also integrate with a future HIS implementation.

A comprehensive EDIS and electronic health record (EHR), Wellsoft EDIS creates a seamless transfer of patient information to streamline the entire process from pre-admission through final disposition. Fully tailored to the hospital’s needs, features implemented at GRH include patient tracking, clinical documentation (with scanning, photos, diagrams and dictation), CPOE, Lab and Medical Imaging results reporting, charge capture, multiple HL7 interfaces, and support for CTAS and CEDIS requirements. The system also accommodates two kiosks for both EMS and patient walk-ins supporting provincial health card readers, as well as discharge instructions in five languages.

“GRH is dedicated to providing the best patient care to our community through the utilization of best practices and solutions,” said Jill Schitka, Emergency Department Program Director at Grand River Hospital. “With the emergency department being the front door to our hospital—and with the number of emergency room visits continuing to climb—we know how critical having the right ED system is to the performance of our hospital. With Wellsoft EDIS, we are already seeing a positive impact on the efficiency of our ED department, and are confident it will also help us continue to boost patient safety, physician and patient satisfaction, and care quality.”

Dr. John Santmann, President of Wellsoft Corporation, commented, “GRH is a top-ranked hospital in Canada that has been recognized for being one of the safest hospitals and for having one of the best emergency wait times in Ontario. We are excited to further expand our footprint in Canada with a hospital of this caliber that is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care.”

About Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, providing innovative, quality care to more than 700,000 residents of Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington.  GRH is a leading healthcare organization, offering cancer and renal (kidney) services; care for the most seriously ill and injured adults; services for mothers, newborns and children; emergency care; mental health and addictions; and care for older adults including rehabilitation. The Hospital is privileged to be a key partner in health sciences learning and has a rapidly growing role in teaching and research. GRH patients benefit from the services of 3,400 staff members; 600 physicians, midwives and dentists; and 1,000 volunteers at the Kitchener-Waterloo and Freeport campuses as well as satellite locations in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington. For more information please visit:

About Wellsoft Corporation

Wellsoft Corporation, developer and provider of the industry-leading EDIS since 1988, offers comprehensive solutions for hospital Emergency Departments (enterprise-wide and single hospital implementations) and Freestanding Emergency Centers. Wellsoft EDIS is Best in KLAS and has ranked #1 in KLAS and MD Buyline user surveys of EDIS time and again. Recognized for providing the most configurable and complete EDIS solution, Wellsoft works closely with each client to develop real-world EHR solutions for their Emergency Departments.  For more information, please visit

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