Ontario Invests in Made-in-Ontario Physician Scheduling Technology in the Fight Against COVID-19
Province Helping Local Business Deploy Solutions to Streamline Physician Supply and Demand
August 19, 2020
NORTH BAY – The Ontario government is investing $149,200 from the Ontario Together Fund in MetricAid’s physician scheduling solution to help physicians link their availability and expertise with needed hospitals and clinics, while reducing administrative burden so health care providers can focus on their patients.
The announcement was made today by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.
“We are proud to support local innovators like MetricAid as they step up to provide those on our front lines with solutions at a critical time,” said Minister Fedeli. “The safe reopening and recovery of our economy depends on Ontario-made solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. The private sector, the health care system and government working hand in hand to find those solutions is what Ontario Together is all about.”
With Ontario’s support, MetricAid will expand its cloud-based physician scheduling software solution to a larger scale, delivering scheduling services to healthcare providers and health organizations through staff planning. This technology will also help distribute shifts and hours to ensure the needs of doctors, patients, and clinics are met. The expansion of the solution will improve patient wait times and optimize shift distribution for physicians. The company will also expand its range of service to support nursing homes.
MetricAid is a Northern Ontario-based healthcare technology and service provider that has delivered a full-service scheduling solution for physicians throughout Canada since 2012. The company specializes in physician self-scheduling and staffing emergency departments to ensure that the physician supply meets patient demand.
- The government launched the $50 million Ontario Together Fund to support the development of proposals submitted by businesses and individuals through the Ontario Together web portal and help businesses retool their operations to produce PPE and develop technology-driven solutions and services for businesses to reopen safely.
- The Workplace PPE Supplier Directory provides businesses with information on personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers.