Kristy Boldt

Wellsoft EDIS Selected by Grand River Hospital

November 8, 2016

Press Releases 3 Minute Read

Somerset, NJ – November 8, 2016 – Today, Wellsoft Corporation and Grand River Hospital announced that Wellsoft’s Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) was selected by Grand River Hospital (GRH) for care in the Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department. GRH, a 567 bed hospital located in Kitchener, Ontario, provides care for more than 65,000 emergency department patients each year.

The new system was made possible through a generous donation from Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis. Implementation planning is underway.

Wellsoft EDIS will integrate with GRH’s existing and future clinical information systems.  Features scheduled for implementation include patient tracking, clinical documentation, CPOE and support for CTAS and CEDIS requirements.

The selection of Wellsoft EDIS will help GRH realize their goals of facilitating the delivery of patient care, conforming to relevant data interoperability standards and ensuring the secure availability of relevant healthcare information.

With Wellsoft EDIS implemented, GRH anticipates the following outcomes in the Lazaridis Family Foundation Emergency Department:

  • Improved care times of ED length of stay for all CTAS categories
  • Improved communication with primary care physicians
  • Improved transfer of care and experience for specific populations
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Decreased unit costs

“Grand River Hospital works hard to improve the care of patients and their experiences in our emergency department. We are confident Wellsoft’s patient software solution will offer our care providers faster and more accurate information with regard to patient needs. It will help improve quality of care, productivity and efficiency. The Wellsoft system will also enable seamless information transfer between emergency and services such as laboratory, medical imaging and pharmacy,” said Jill Schitka, GRH’s Emergency Department Program Director.

Dr. John Santmann, President of Wellsoft Corporation, commented, “We are excited to work with Grand River Hospital and welcome them to the Wellsoft family. We look forward to helping them improve their Emergency Department efficiency and achieve their strategic goals.”

About Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals and provides 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 complete solutions for Freestanding Emergency Centers, hospital EDs and Urgent Care 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 solutions for their Emergency Department.  Providing solutions for freestanding emergency centers, enterprise-wide or single hospital implementations, Wellsoft is the specialist in Emergency Department Information Systems. For more information please visit

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