Lincor Announces Doubling of Canadian Customer Base in 2012
Over CAD $4m in New Business Signed
Minister Bruton Leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Canada
Irish company Lincor Solutions, a global leader in hospital point-of-care computing, today announced (7 November 2012) a doubling of Canadian customers during 2012. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Canada which is being led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
Pictured l-r are Frank Ryan CEO Enterprise Ireland, Simon Walsh Lincor and Minister Bruton.
The company’s first overseas office was established in Toronto in 2008 as the Canadian market was identified as being a high potential market. By the end of 2011, five Canadian hospitals were running MEDIVista – Lincor’s innovative bedside computing service delivery platform. Now, as the end of the 2012 approaches, Lincor has a further five new projects underway which will more than double their install base in Canada.
Welcoming Lincor’s announcement Minister Bruton said:
“Lincor is a great example of an innovative, export-focused Irish company with a world-class product, and their success clearly demonstrates the potential that exists for Irish companies in Canada and North America. Through this week’s trade mission and other supports which my Department and Enterprise Ireland provide, I am determined to ensure that we can build on successes like this to create the export-based growth and jobs we need.”
To date, Lincor customers have been solely based in Ontario, but 2012 has seen Lincor expand into two new provinces, Quebec and Newfoundland, both of which have substantial growth potential for this product.
Speaking about the new Canadian business, Lincor Solutions CEO Richard Cooke commented:
“Canada has always been a good market for Lincor and 2012 in particular has been rewarding with over CAD $4m in new business signed. We are also particularly pleased that hospitals in Quebec and Newfoundland are the latest to recognise that it is possible to improve the patient experience while improving efficiencies. I look forward to bringing this message to even more Canadian hospitals in 2013.”
MEDIVista improves workflow and efficiency by giving hospital staff secure, integrated access to key systems such as patient records, x-rays and bed management right at the patient’s bedside via a touch screen computing terminal that has been designed for the hospital environment. Patients also use this to access educational content and multimedia entertainment services such as TV, high speed internet, video messaging and movies on demand thereby improving the patient experience and satisfaction. New projects currently under way are at Niagara Health System (ON), Montmagny Hospital (QE), Carbonear General Hospital (NF), Burin Penninsula Health Care Centre (NF) and Clarenville Hospital (NF).
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About Lincor Solutions
Founded in 2003, Lincor Solutions produces MEDIVista - its patented, fully digital service delivery platform for the provision of patient entertainment and education services along with secure, integrated access to clinical and administrative applications at the point-of-care in hospitals – the patient bedside. MEDIVista provides patients with access to services such as Internet, TV, Telephone, education and information. It also delivers regulated access to clinical applications such as Electronic Patient Records and X-Ray images along with vital administrative systems such as bed management and catering for hospital staff. Lincor is the largest supplier of this type of solution globally and is installed at approximately 25,000 bedsides in over 100 hospitals worldwide. Current sites in Canada using MEDIVista are Royal Victoria Hospital, North Bay Regional Health Centre, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Mount Sinai Hospital, all in Ontario.