TORONTO, Feb. 03 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VitalHub Corp. (the “Company” or “VitalHub”) (TSXV: VHI) is pleased to announce the recent sale of the subsidiary Intouch with Health (“Intouch”) platform to University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trust” or “UHSussex”).
The sale includes a five-year licensing agreement with the Trust, and will be used to support the Trust’s 3T (trauma, teaching and tertiary care) hospital redevelopment project on the Royal Sussex county site in Brighton, replacing all the front half buildings of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, replacing them with two new clinical buildings and a much-needed service and logistics yard.
The Trust comprises seven hospitals and is the conglomerate of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (“WSHT”) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (“BSUH”). The newly merged trust was created on April 1, 2021 and serves a population of approximately 910,000 people. The Trust operates as a district general hospital, specialist tertiary centre, teaching center and major trauma centre.
This sale is the result of a long-standing relationship between the Company and BSUH, which spans more than seven years. The Flow solution from Intouch with Health, a subsidiary of VitalHub, is being integrated into its hospital redevelopment project. When complete, Intouch’s solutions will provide BSUH with first-class accommodations for more than forty departments, which will help improve the patient experience and reduce the elective care treatment backlog. This initiative serves to strengthen the relationship between the Company and the Trust and to lay the groundwork for future collaborations.
Through this agreement, the Trust grants a license to use the Intouch Flow Management solution, including the following products and services: Intouch for Flow Manager, Check-In, Calling, Room & Resource Manager, Activity Manager, Mobile App, Virtual Clinic (Video ) Manager, wait times, HL7 integration with PAS and RIS solutions. Intouch’s solutions will serve to maximize organizational efficiency and provide critical operational visibility into patient flow, enabling load balancing between service supply and demand.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the Trust’s existing elective care backlog. Room management and single dashboard solutions will especially help manage this backlog by providing a blended online and face-to-face model and better patient monitoring.
“We are delighted to see this great transaction complete, with University Hospitals Sussex using a significant percentage of the Intouch suite of offerings,” said Dan Matlow, CEO of VitalHub Corp. “This agreement further enhances our strong growth and profile in the UK market. , and ongoing validation of demand for our products and services. In this regard, the Intouch Flow Management solution will be integral to the success of the state-of-the-art development of 3Ts Hospital in Brighton.
TEACHING HOSPITALS SUSSEX NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust was established on April 1, 2021. The Trust was created by the merger of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which operates hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath, and Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which operates hospitals in Shoreham -by-Sea, Worthing and Chichester. The Trust operates seven hospitals and prioritizes compassion, communication, teamwork, respect, professionalism and inclusion.
Software for health and social service providers designed to simplify user experience and optimize outcomes.
VitalHub provides the technology to health and social service providers including; Hospitals, regional health authorities, mental health, long-term care, home care, community and social services. VitalHub solutions span the categories of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Case Management, Care Coordination, Patient Flow and Operational Visibility, and DOCit Mobile Apps.
The company has a strong two-pronged growth strategy, targeting organic growth opportunities within its product line and pursuing an aggressive mergers and acquisitions plan. Currently, VitalHub serves over 275 customers in Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Qatar and Latvia. VitalHub is based in Toronto, Canada, with an offshore development center in Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “VHI”.
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