Eastern Health Welcomes New Innovation Partners

September 14, 2021 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health is pleased to announce the addition of four new innovation partners as vendors of record. Through partnerships, Eastern Health continues to provide exemplary care for patients, residents and clients in new and innovative ways while also providing economic benefits back to the province.

Through an open call Request for Supplier Qualification (RFSQ) process, Eastern Health formed innovation partnerships with vendors of record who can provide professional services to Eastern Health. These new partners are Accenture, Allscripts, Honeywell and Seafair Capital.

“We welcome these new partnerships and, by working together, we believe we can make further innovative improvements for the future,” said David Diamond, President and CEO of Eastern Health. “Our Innovation Strategy lays out our plan to improve health outcomes for our patients, residents and clients. In just a few short years, we have seen innovative advancements in diabetes management, improving employee psychological health and safety, COVID-19 pandemic response, cancer screening and emergency room surge management, to name just a few.”

In addition to four new vendors of record, Eastern Health also renewed seven existing partnerships with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), Deloitte, General Electric Healthcare, IBM, Vision 33 Inc., Medtronic, and Mobia Technology Innovations. As vendors of record, partners have unique opportunities to collaborate with Eastern Health on the development of innovative solutions for patient/service improvements. Eastern Health may do limited call for proposals or issue challenges to these vendors based on specific innovation requirements such as medical device design and implementation or application and software development.

The goals of Eastern Health’s Innovation Strategy are to improve health-care services and programs in Eastern Health through the application of innovative solutions; maximize health systems efficiencies and minimize associated costs by leveraging the innovation ecosystem to build partnerships and generate revenue; and generate economic development in the province and increase employment. To read the Innovation Strategy, please visit the new website for Research and Innovation.

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About Eastern Health 

Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees, over 700 medical staff, and is supported by approximately 2,000 volunteers, including members of numerous auxiliaries and fundraising foundations. With an annual budget of approximately $1.6 billion, the authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. Serving a population of over 300,000, Eastern Health’s geographic boundaries extend west from St. John’s to Port Blandford including all communities on the Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas.

 

Backgrounder

Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial, and operational results. Allscripts’ innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers and consumers to make more informed decisions, delivering better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.

Honeywell

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. Honeywell is a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use its hardware, software and analytics to help create safe, efficient and productive facilities. Honeywell’s solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.

Honeywell works with healthcare facilities around the world to integrate smarter technologies that can deliver safer, more effective outcomes in a healthier environment. This is done by bringing facility systems together: connecting independent, siloed technology stacks and standalone medical, business and building management systems such as energy controls, facilities management and asset tracking and bringing them together on a converged network. Honeywell helps healthcare facilities improve operational efficiency, workflow productivity, cybersecurity posture, and patient experience while creating safer, more sustainable environments, with solutions and services supporting more than 850 healthcare facilities worldwide.

Seafair Capital

Seafair is a strategic leadership and community investment company. As a local organization founded and operating in Newfoundland and Labrador, Seafair Capital employs over 1,000 individuals across the province in urban, rural and remote settings in the delivery of community, home and residential care; safety supply and services; consumer health services; and in community development and capacity building efforts. In addition to operations in Newfoundland and Labrador, Seafair operates a growing skilled-care home care agency, Life Home Health, in Florida, and is engaged in work with several First Nations across Canada.