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Toronto East General Hospital Selects Accentus for Outsourced Transcription

Joins fastest growing trend in Canadian Healthcare

May 4 2010

Ottawa, Canada // Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), a member of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) serving eastern sections of the City of Toronto, has selected Accentus Inc. as their outsourced transcription solutions partner. The multi-year contract will see Accentus handle up to 400,000 minutes of transcription per year for the hospital.

“Our mandate was to consolidate our transcription efforts from a shared vendor model in order to streamline our business and reduce our costs while maintaining a superior transcription service for our doctors,” said Pegi Rappaport, Chief Information Officer, Toronto East General Hospital. “We chose Accentus because they understand our business and can deliver quality documentation quickly and cost effectively.”

As part of the agreement, TEGH has an option to use Accentus’ hosted technology solution- eDoc. eDoc leverages the latest dictation, transcription, and voice recognition technology to deliver a completely hosted technology solution based on a pay– and scale– as you go model.

 “We are seeing more and more Canadian hospitals move towards a fully outsourced transcription service model,” said Stephen Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Accentus Inc. “Accentus offers a complete end-to-end package bringing together not only all of the products, services, and applications required to streamline the transcription workflow and reduce costs but also unparalleled expertise, experience, and proven results.”

About Toronto East General Hospital
Toronto East General Hospital has been proudly serving the community of East Toronto since 1929, when it opened its doors as a 110-bed general hospital.  Over the years TEGH has continually renewed its commitment to the community it serves.  Today TEGH is a large, urban, full-service community teaching hospital, providing comprehensive care to a diverse population of 400,000, representing over 45 cultural and linguistic groups.

About Accentus Inc.
Accentus is Canada’s leading provider of medical transcription solutions for the creation of electronic health records. Over 70% of the leading hospitals and hundreds of medical clinics and independent physicians across Canada rely on Accentus to capture accurate and timely patient health information. Combining state-of-the-art technology, industry knowledge, and value-add services, Accentus, delivers industry leading outsourced or co-sourced medical transcription solutions based on a pay-per-use business model. Accentus Enterprise Services meet the needs of hospitals and large clinics and Accentus MD, is a hospital calibre transcription service specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual doctors and group practices. Accentus was founded in 2001, is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and privately funded.

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