(MARCH 4 – ONTARIO, CANADA) – Alidade Group, a healthcare IT (HIT) advisory and workforce solutions organization, and Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2), a collaborative fostering the use of technology to improve patient outcomes, have announced a partnership to create sustainable access to local Canadian HIT expertise.

“The pace of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption by Canadian healthcare providers is accelerating, and the need for Epic expertise is now more critical than ever before,” said Richard Tam, Chief Financial Officer, Mi2. “By partnering with Alidade Group, we’re excited to help Canadian hospitals to build stronger internal teams with the experience necessary to assist with Epic implementation and optimization projects.” 

Alidade Group and Miare partnering to address the future need for HIT solutions in Canada. By combining Alidade Group’s team building and consulting experience with Mi2’s Canadian operational knowledge and system management processes, the two organizations are committed to creating a cost-effective approach to developing high performing HIT teams. 

The partnership will provide access to Canadian Epic expertise with experience working in the HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7/Davies Enterprise Designation environment. Together, the organizations will also be offering Epic Application Support Services to enable health systems the ability to scale and sustain a local resource team.

“Alidade Group recognized the opportunity to partner with an organization that has access to Epic’s Canadian foundation build,” said Tony Catalano, Managing Partner, Alidade Group. “Our partnership with Mi2 is designed to advance the future of patient care through sustainable innovation and operational efficiency.”

About Alidade Group

Alidade Group is a Healthcare IT Solutions company focused on Epic Consulting & Advisory, as well as Epic Staffing Solutions. A member of the Medix family of brands, Alidade Group is committed to providing expert guidance for clients looking to chart a clear path to success. To learn more about what makes Alidade Group a leader in the HIT space, call (312) 767-3600 or visit www.alidadegroup.com

About Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi²)

Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi²) is positioned as a leader in healthcare applied innovation with a focus to ensure sustainability and long-term success. Mi² is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on creating and propagating sustainable change within Mackenzie Health, and to spread it more broadly at the healthcare system level. Mi² builds partnerships with industry, academia and government organizations and to establish system processes on implementation, usability, adoption and scalability of disruptive innovations, predominately in healthcare technology, but also in evidence-based practice changes and alternative service delivery and procurement models. Mackenzie Innovation Institute is affiliated with Mackenzie Health. To learn more, visit www.mi2health.com 

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