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Case Study: Large Scale Customer Environment Merge

Imagine the ability to see, in real-time, the resources available across a region, no matter how large an area you manage. Now imagine you could match a patient from anywhere in that region, with the right care, confident that you were providing the best option possible. We worked with a provincial health system to combine… Read more

Canterbury Health System, New Zealand Entrusts Strata Health to Manage Patient Flow

Calgary, AB – June 26, 2019 – On May 28th, Strata Health Solutions finalized a three-year contract to deploy its patient flow, resource matching and waitlist management technology across the Canterbury Health System. Strata’s industry leading cloud-based solution will match and manage all acute discharge and primary care referrals to community services, with an initial… Read more

Case Study: Bringing innovation to emergency healthcare optimization

Strata Health: Bringing innovation to emergency healthcare optimization Early outcomes from public hospitals in the UK show that through the use of Strata Health’s Emergency Department Streaming Kiosks, 30% of patients can be diverted and treated in alternative settings of care. Patients expect that Emergency Departments will offer immediate access to healthcare for a wide… Read more

Press Release: Key Leadership Changes: Don G. Schick Transitions to Chairman of the Board, Peter Smith to President & CEO

Calgary, AB – June 11, 2019 – Strata Health Solutions Inc. today announced that Don Schick, the company’s Founder, President and CEO, will be named Board Chairman effective July 1, 2019. Peter Smith will serve as the President and CEO for the global corporation based in Calgary, Alberta upon Don’s transition. An experienced entrepreneur and… Read more

Case Study: Mental health and addictions services patient access strategy

Strata Health: Helping mental health and addictions patients find the right bed What if a patient could swiftly be moved to the care they need, reducing wait times, errors, and delays? Now imagine every patient in an entire province having the same access, with the right resources just a few simple clicks away. PROJECT GOALS… Read more

Strata Health and Intouch With Health Ltd. Launch Collaboration to Improve Emergency Department Access Globally.

News Release – For Immediate Release London, UK – 26th October 2018: Intouch With Health Ltd, the leading provider of hospital flow solutions in the UK, and Strata Health, the global leader in intelligent patient transition technology, have announced a collaboration. This collaboration is designed to accelerate patient access to the most appropriate care upon… Read more

Liverpool City Region goes digital to manage Domiciliary Care

A Tripartite of councils including Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool City Council have embarked on a pilot project to digitize how they manage care at home services delivered across their sub-region in North Merseyside. The pilot project, funded by the Local Government Association, will use a cloud-based Patient Flow and eReferral system called Strata PathWaysTM which is… Read more

Lord Carter Award for Innovation

Morecambe Bay CCG win prestigious Lord Carter Award for Innovation for their deployment of system-wide patient flow Morecambe Bay CCG were awarded the 2018 Lord Carter Award for Innovation for their deployment of Strata Pathways & patient flow platform. Across Cumbria and North Lancashire, the CCGs implemented the real-time flow software solution which allows care… Read more

Strata Health Solutions Inc. Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Compliance

Calgary, AB, Canada – June 4th, 2018 – Strata Health is pleased to announce compliance and certification to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. This further demonstrates Strata Health’s ongoing commitment to providing customers with top quality products, services and outcomes. In achieving this standard, Strata Health Solutions Inc, has successfully implemented: • A… Read more

Dr. Julia Fishman joins Strata Health to transform patient flow

Dr Julia Fishman joins Strata Health to transform patient flow across the health continuum Calgary, June 2018– Strata Health today announced the appointment of paediatric surgeon and former McKinsey consultant, Dr Julia Fishman, as Chief Medical Officer. Strata Health’s innovative technology improves the flow of patients across the entire spectrum of health and social care… Read more

Strata Health UK Ltd. Delivers GDPR Compliance

London, UK – May 25th, 2018 – Like most services on the Internet, Strata Health UK Ltd, has been updating our Terms of Service recently to ensure compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law that went into effect on May 25, 2018. The great news is that Strata Health Solutions products… Read more

Strata Health Live in Sydney, Australia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sydney, NSW, Australia – December 11, 2017 – Strata Health launched a pilot project in the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) with their intelligent resource matching and eReferral software, Strata PRISM (PathWays). The project supports General Practitioner (GP) referrals being sent from Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN) to specialist… Read more

Strata Health Pursuing Operational Excellence with ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Calgary, AB – November 21, 2017 – Strata Health announced today its intention to pursue the ISO 9001: 2015 Certification through the implementation of a company wide Quality Management System.  Strata Health expects to qualify and be accredited for the certification by  July of 2018.  Peter Smith, Executive Vice-President of Strata Health… Read more

Strata Health to attend NHS Innovation expo 2017

Strata Heath are pleased to announce we will be at the Health and Care Innovation expo 2017 on the 11th and 12th of September 2017 at Manchester Central. Come speak with us to see how we have helped both clinicians and patients across the entire healthcare spectrum and why we do what we do.  We… Read more

Strata Health to attend Health Plus Care 2017

Strata Heath are pleased to announce we will be at the Health Plus Care exhibition on the 28th and 29th of June 2017 at ExCel London. Come speak with us and see how we help both clinicians and patients across the entire healthcare spectrum and why we do what we do. We get the RIGHT patient… Read more

Resource matching and e-referrals with Palliative Care and Care Homes across Cumbria

Transferring patients from one kind of care to another is a complicated process. Failures in coordination between care providers can seriously affect patient safety. Strata Health Solutions is a software programme that allows care providers to see a full directory of services available in their region. Patients’ needs can then be matched to the most… Read more

Sustained Gains Achieved for Residential Care Placements

Improving Patient Wait Times for the Long Term Smart technology delivers LTC patient flow gains, and holds the improvements long term despite increased demand and fewer community resources. Click Here to Download the Complete Case Study.

Respecting the Choice to Age Together

Technology Assists Couples to Stay Together in Residential Care. PathWaysTM offers the ‘matching’ logic to ensure that every fit is the right one – including keeping loved ones together. Click Here to Download the Complete Case Study.

Improved Response Times for Patients Needing LTC Beds

The LHIN implemented Strata PathWays to improve LTC services, reduce wait times, and ensure that the right patient was transitioned to the right services at the right time. Click Here to Download Case Study

Resource matching and e-referrals with care homes and hospices across Cumbria

Transferring patients from one kind of care to another is a complicated process. Failures in coordination between care providers can seriously affect patient safety. “Strata” is a software programme that allows care providers to see a full directory of services available in their region. Patients’ needs can then be matched to the most appropriate service… Read more

New Dynamic Health Economics Tool

Improving patient transitions out of hospitals holds an opportunity cost of over 2.7 Billion Dollars in Canada. In Canada these patients are commonly called Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients, which block expensive hospital beds while they are waiting for an alternate treatment area outside the hospital. Strata Health has enabled customers to achieve 50%… Read more


StrataCORE Future-proof Transition Care Management Optimize local and provincial assets Achieve referral interoperability View system-wide transition data Lets have a discussion. Click Here.

Strata Health France and partners receive funding from the Greater Paris Region to accelerate experimental intelligent patient flow solution

Paris, France – April 15th, 2016 The innovative project eRAP – eReferrals et Aiguillage des Patients has been selected by the Ile-de-France (Greater Paris) region under the 2015 Call for Project ” On-site experimentation of innovative projects within the Greater Paris region. ” A grant was awarded to Strata Health France to support the deployment… Read more

eHealth Solution: A Youth Mental Health Self-Referral Service

Montréal, March 3, 2016 – The University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has received grants totalling $1.075 million to conduct a pilot program aiming to improve access to mental health services for youth. In Canada, 75% of youth aged 11 to 25 with mental health problems do not have access to the services they… Read more

Executive’s Guide to Achieving Efficiency Gains in Times of Financial Constraints

Objective of this document: Strata Health would like the opportunity to understand your business needs and evaluate how implementing an intelligent eReferral solution can improve system performance. What is your Health System’s potential? Strata Health will map out the potential ROI and efficiency gains using health system specific data based upon extensive experience in the… Read more

NHS Cumbria and Strata Health shortlisted for National Award

15 September, 2015 – London, United Kingdom Strata PathWaysTM, an innovative solution integrating the patient journey across Cumbria health and social care has been shortlisted for a national award. Strata’s ‘Resource Matching and e Referral system’ has been named as one of the best in the UK in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2015;… Read more

Strata Health Solutions and UHN win the 2015 Project Team Implementation

Strata Health Solutions would like to recognize the University Health Network (UHN – SIMS) for winning the “Project Implementation Team Award” for the implementation of an electronic resource matching and referral system (RM&R) to send and receive adult inpatient palliative care referrals for 14 organizations in Toronto. In collaboration, Strata Health Solutions and SIMS have… Read more

Special Presentation

“Come visit Strata Health 24/25 June with a special presentation on the 25th at 12:35, Integrated Care Plenary Theatre – Dr. William Lumb GP and CCIO of NHS Cumbia CCG on Strata and the 5 year plan” Click here for more details. Clint Schick Managing Director, Strata Health (UK) Ltd.

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust moves to Strata PathWaysTMeReferral.

Expanding interoperability is a hallmark of efficient clinical systems across today’s healthcare IT infrastructures. However, as this new data sharing and integration drives enormous new data capture; new tools and methodologies must be engaged to make productive use of this new data resource on behalf of patients and clinicians. Accordingly, Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH)… Read more

VIHA Bridges Project – Mental Health and addictions

Undertaken as a partnership between Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Canada Health Infoway, Strata Health Solutions Inc. and Cerner Canada, the BRIDGES project involved developing and implementing EHR-based clinical decisions support tools to optimize care within the network of Mental Health & Addictions Services (MHAS). The web-based Mental Health & Addictions eReferral tool accelerates the… Read more

NHS Foundation Trust saves 1900 bed days annually

The Strata Resource Matching and eReferral solution allowed TFRT to: • Embed the referral criteria, mandatory information requirements, and best practices into an electronic referral form, ensuring complete, standardized and appropriate referrals • Provide instant feedback once the referral has been received by the recipient • Enable a single source for status checking of all… Read more

Fraser Health Authority – 1,400 beds saved annually with Pathways and IQ

As one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities, Fraser Health (FHA) provides a wide range of integrated health care services to more than 1.5 million people living in communities stretching from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope in British Columbia. With FHA’s population expected to grow by 27% by 2020, acute and community… Read more

PathWays 9.4 Release

Strata Health is pleased to announce the release of PathWays Version 9.4 that supports users in exploring care options prior to creating a referral. This is made possible by a new dual mode Service Catalogue that supports Discovery or Active workflows. Additional new features enable users to save time in completing referral forms and experience… Read more

Cumbria’s Use of Strata Pathways™ Enables Real System Integration

NHS Trusts in the UK face significant patient flow challenges concerning patient referrals to appropriate areas of social care, community and mental health services. These issues result from inefficient paper-based systems and a lack of real-time directories of services available to meet patient needs. Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group found the solution in Strata’s innovative eReferral… Read more

Strata Health CLHIN case study-Saving clinicians time through integration

Central LHIN Hospitals reduce duplicate data entry and improve clinician satisfaction using Strata Connect™ The Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN) funded the implementation of the Resource of Strata Connect™ Matching and Referral system (RM&R) in 2012, enabling eReferrals from acute hospitals to the CCAC and to rehabilitation facilities within the GTA Rehab Network. Preliminary… Read more

Strata Health Receives Growth Investment from Polaris Partners

  SaaS eReferral Provider Plans for Domestic Growth and Global Expansion August 5th, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta – Strata Health Solutions today announced a growth equity investment from Polaris Partners, a Boston-based venture capital and private equity firm that focuses on the healthcare and technology markets. The investment will enable Strata to expand its leading integrated… Read more

Paperless patient referrals for the NHS in Cumbria

The health and social care teams across Cumbria are set to further roll out their Strata Health air traffic control system to manage patient transitions across the whole of the region. Follow the link to read the full article on paperless patient referrals : Paperless referrals for the NHS in Cumbria

Healthcare Executive’s Guide: Achieving a Co-Ordinated System for Rehabilitative Care

A Response to the Auditor General’s 2013 Report This document is intended for review and consideration by leadership at the Rehabilitative Care Alliance, the GTA Rehab Network, the Ontario LHINs and Rehabilitation Hospitals across the province.  The document, developed in response to the 2013 Auditor General’s Report, summarizes key recommendations and proposes a vision for improving… Read more

Strata Health Launches New Corporate Identity

CALGARY, Alberta, June 11th. 2014   Strata Health Solutions, the health technology pioneer who delivers intelligent electronic patient referrals for optimal care across the healthcare continuum, proudly announces the launch of its new corporate identity, story and values, which underscores the company’s continuing expansion in both Canadian and the European markets. “Our new corporate identity isn’t… Read more

Strata Health Security Bulletin – Heartbleed bug

A new security vulnerability, known as the Heartbleed bug has been released which poses severe implications for the entire web. This exploit allows remote users to access sensitive information stored in the memory of affected systems. What does this mean for Strata Health and our clients? Our teams have conducted an in depth investigation into all… Read more

The #1 Challenge When Implementing an E-Referral Solution – Change Management

Often, when different health care jurisdictions look at implementing an e-referral solution, they look at the technical specifications of the different solutions available but they do not pay enough attention to the human side of the equation.  Therefore, it is not surprising that the biggest issue all jurisdictions face when implementing an e-referral solution is… Read more

Improve Safety in Care Transitions with eReferral Solutions

From primary care to specialized cancer care, from hospital to long-term care, from patients’ electronic medical records to clients receiving information about a new medication, providing patient-centered care is not one person’s responsibility.  Effective patient care involves all care providers working in true partnership with patients and their families.  It particularly involves the effective transfer… Read more

Improving Care Coordination with E-Referral

Though medical care is error-prone even when care is delivered by a single provider, the opportunities for serious mishaps escalate when multiple providers are involved.  Add to that the number of different systems that each member of the health system uses, and the ability to provide high quality, fast and efficient care becomes harder and… Read more

2013 Strata Health User Conference

“PATIENT’S SHOULDN’T WAIT”   Have you Registered? Deadline for Registration is less than 30 days away. November 27 – 29, 2013 Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Explore How to Leverage Strata PathWays™ to Improve Patient Flow, and Reduce Patient Wait Times Top 5 Reasons To Attend: Maximize the value of your current implementations Contribute to the… Read more

Is your Health Information Exchange enough for cross-enterprise care coordination?

The focus of most Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) is on secure clinical messaging which, unfortunately at this time, is inadequate for cross-enterprise care coordination.  A recent Health Affairs study said that the most common functions of the 119 operational public HIEs were to transmit lab results, clinical summaries and discharge summaries.  Moreover, while that paper… Read more

Does your health system have a patient flow problem?

Admitting there is a problem is the first step toward finding a solution. When was the last time your facility assessed patient flow within the organization and to external providers? If it has been a while, you are likely missing a serious opportunity not only to improve patient satisfaction but also to save serious dollars that can directly impact your bottom line.

Is Your EHR Drowning In Data?

The growing implementation of electronic health records (EHR) is providing healthcare institutions with the data necessary to better track and measure clinical quality outcomes and patient safety. However, although 76% of institutions are using EHR, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety and improve patient outcomes

Wait Times – Recognize Them. Reduce Them.

Clearly the goal of the health care system is to provide the best patient care with the best results.  Having said that, the long wait times experienced today are counterproductive to that objective. When you are ill or in pain you are in no condition to believe that “Good things come to him who waits.”… Read more

How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care

What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack?  Mobile wireless digital devices, including smartphones and tablets with seemingly limitless functionality, have brought about radical changes in our lives, providing hyper-connectivity to social networks and cloud computing.  However, the digital world has hardly… Read more

Driving wait times down with healthy dashboard tools

The new driver of healthcare is the dashboard. This real-time visual representation of a health system’s data is the healthcare executive’s best defense against creeping rises in wait times that plague healthcare today. At a glance, the dashboard tool provides a bird’s eye assessment of the aggregate data that indicates performance. It affords easy access… Read more

The Cost of Waiting in Canadian Healthcare

Having patients wait in the Canadian healthcare system costs us $6.45 billion annually. Annual healthcare spending in Canada is about $172 billion, or 10 percent of our national GDP. Healthcare eats up to 40 percent of provincial and territorial budgets. Up to 30 percent of this spend is unnecessary waste, and an estimated one eighth of this waste is attributed to waiting.

Waiting is Detrimental to Your Health

Something’s not right this Thursday morning. Your heart seems to skip and you are a little short of breath. But that’s about it. Best to do what your doctor told you before; go to the hospital to get checked out.  It’s noon before the Emergency doctor sees you and after supper before they diagnose you… Read more

Problems Facing Aging Population in Need of Mental Health Care

As the general population ages, the need for mental and behavioral health services continues to increase.  By 2009, almost 20 percent of adults in the United States had suffered from a mental health condition at some point in their lives.  Mental illness is a significant source of comorbidity in the chronically ill, particularly for patients… Read more

How to Improve the Performance of your Health Information Exchange

Digital medicine is fast becoming the norm; and investments in health information technology are fast-tracking this trend.  However, it is expected that solutions prove their value in creating process efficiencies, reducing process waste, improving patient outcomes and adding further intelligence to drive evidence-based decisions.  Understanding the value-added opportunities of new technology that can fill this… Read more

Effective eReferral – More than just email from primary care physician and specialist.

Electronic information connectivity within a patient’s circle of care is a fundamental driver for clinicians adopting information technology in health care today. Exchanging information for referral purposes is recognized as one of the most important processes in the relationship among health care providers. The challenge is that optimally programming for today’s care transitions  in a… Read more

Intelligent e-Referral rises from simple Email systems

Today’s healthcare executive has matured into a data-driven, tech-savvy leader who knows, and is comfortable with change. Most have cut their teeth on it. They have been forced to take up arms in the communication technology revolution and change how their health systems communicate, process, and talk to each other.

Transparency of Wait Times Reveal Degree of Health System-Wide Effectiveness

The ongoing focus of governments (and the public) to reduce wait times to an acceptable standard in health systems has left healthcare executives with a significant challenge – to get the wait down. The question is where to start. The answer lies in understanding what the current wait times are and the contributing factor; then incrementally reducing actual wait times towards an acceptable target by aggressively managing the performance of healthcare providers and creating greater transparency of the actual results.