Wednesday, 8 August 2007

LMS Medical Systems Speaks Up On McKesson Relationship

Last week we commented on important news that was released by LMS' (LMZ - TSX / AMEX) large and strategic partner McKesson, which was the following: "....the successful implementation of its (McKesson) Horizon Perinatal Care™ solution at St. Luke’s Hospital-Allentown, Campus, part of St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network. The solution is the first obstetrics (OB)/perinatal information system designed to support continuity of care between the labor and delivery (L&D) department and other hospital departments and units. The system enables interaction with enterprise clinical systems to provide ready access to historical patient information and eliminate redundant charting in support of providing safer, more efficient care to baby and mother."

In a follow up to last week's announcement, Diane Côté, President and CEO of LMS commented that, “Never before has the area of obstetrics been seamlessly integrated over the hospital’s full landscape. This offering provides an opportunity for medical professionals to deliver improved care thereby contributing to better outcomes and increased patient safety.”

To put this in context, LMS' predictive software technologies for Obstetrics is now a key component of McKesson's technology, which integrates all hospital information management and control systems.

McKesson is a multi billion dollar company with a large hospital client base numbering in the hundreds. As McKesson grows the number of hospitals employing its new technology so too will LMS enjoy the benefits of that relationship.

Click here to read the press release.