MAXIMUS to Implement Drug Information System for Nova Scotia

- DeltaWare’s Medigent Drug Information System to Manage Patient Health Records -

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced that its Canadian business unit DeltaWare Systems (DeltaWare) was awarded a contract with the Government of Nova Scotia for the implementation of its Medigent® Drug Information System (DIS). DeltaWare is currently one of only three Canada Health Infoway-approved suppliers that offer a DIS conforming to Canadian clinical drug messaging standards.

Nova Scotia’s DIS will manage the medication portion of a patient’s health record. The system protects patients by linking all critical healthcare locations – from community pharmacies to hospitals – to a database that contains patient medication records for all residents of Nova Scotia. The system provides complete and up-to-date medication profiles and information for improved health planning, evaluation and research. It also includes a robust Drug Utilization Review that accesses, in real-time, a patient’s entire medication profile and other attributes of a patient’s clinical history, such as allergies and intolerances, medical conditions, and observations to detect and prevent potentially dangerous drug interactions. The Medigent DIS is just one of the modules that are part of DeltaWare’s scalable Medigent Suite of health care solutions.

Through the new pan-Canadian messaging standards, the Medigent DIS will be seamlessly integrated with pharmacy Point-of-Service systems and physician electronic medical records. The implementation of Medigent DIS represents a significant step towards the creation of interoperable electronic health records (iEHRs) for the residents of Nova Scotia.

“Nova Scotia is the third province in Canada to implement DeltaWare’s Medigent DIS,” commented MAXIMUS CEO Richard Montoni. “As governments seek to drive efficiencies and quality of care improvements in their overall health delivery systems, Medigent will provide a critical link between pharmacies and physician records, helping health care professionals avoid dangerous drug interactions and duplications of therapy.”

About MAXIMUS

MAXIMUS is a leading provider of government services worldwide and is devoted to providing health and human services program management and consulting services to its clients. The Company has more than 6,500 employees located in more than 220 offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

About DeltaWare

DeltaWare is an Atlantic Canadian-based Information Technology Company located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Over the past 19 years of operation, DeltaWare has built a solid reputation as a leader in the eHealth and e-Business fields. In recent years, DeltaWare has been recognized by national media as a Top 100 Employer in Canada, Top Employer in Atlantic Canada, and Top Employer of Young People in Canada.



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