ANNOUNCEMENT – Amdocs / NWC, Health Products & Services

The North West Company is pleased to announce that Dr. Anthon Meyer will assume the role of Vice-Chairman, NWC Health Products & Services (HP&S). In this new role, Dr. Meyer will act as chief medical advisor to The North West Company’s leadership and executive focusing on program development and relationship building with the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments involved in providing primary health services in Northern Canada.

Anthon’s passion is First Nations Health; and he will continue to focus on working collaboratively with First Nations on health-related matters. In addition to building on his successes, such as community based physician services or the current NWC partnership with Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) towards the northern pharmacy services project, Anthon will pursue the development of other health-related projects in Northern Canada.

Day-to-day accountabilities and direction of the Amdocs program will be led by Dr. Dave Williams, Medical Director and Chief of Staff. Dave joined Amdocs early in 2010, and provides a wealth of experience as a physician and has a deep understanding of health delivery in the North. His development into a leadership position has enabled Anthon to move into his new role, with a focus on broader health care issues.

Please join us in congratulating these individuals on their new roles.

Company profile
Amdocs is a group physician practice and clinical services provider in Northern Manitoba and Ontario. Our mission is to advance and provide comprehensive and innovative patient-centered physician services that improve quality of life by changing the outcome of disease, delivered by a skilled clinical and integrated health care team.

For more information contact:
Edward Kennedy, President and CEO, The North West Company Inc.
Phone: 204-934-1482; fax: 204-934-1317; email: ekennedy@northwest.ca

Dalbir Bains, Vice-President, Planning and Corporate Development, The North West Company Inc.
Phone: 204-934-8874; fax: 204-934-1317; email dbains@northwest.ca

or visit on-line at www.amdocshealth.com

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

NEWS RELEASE – Leading Telepharmacy Provider Signs Exclusive Agreement to Introduce Pharm-Q Medication Order

Winnipeg, May 13, 2011: North West Telepharmacy Solutions (“NTS”), Canada’s leading provider of Telepharmacy solutions to Canadian hospitals, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive software distribution agreement with Envision Telepharmacy for Pharm-Q Medication Order Management (MOM) software for Canada.

North West Telepharmacy Solutions introduced Canada’s first telepharmacy service for small- to medium-sized hospitals in Ontario in order to provide hospitals with high quality, flexible pharmacy services in the areas of medication order reviews and drug information, 24 hours a day. The Telepharmacy Solution enables hospitals to apply technology to improve the quality of its hospital pharmacy service while lowering costs. The addition of Envision’s Pharm-Q MOM will enable hospitals to further improve the movement of orders and improve communication between nurses and the hospital’s pharmacy while allowing physicians to continue to hand-write orders.

“We are excited to enter this exclusive agreement with Envision” Dalbir Bains, Vice-President, Planning and Corporate Development at The North West Company stated, “the introduction of Pharm-Q Medication Order Management is a logical extension of our service offering to Canadian health care facilities”.

In keeping with NTS’s key feature of “flexibility” or “flexible service contracts”, NTS selected Envision’s Pharm-Q MOM solution because of the ease at which Envision’s remotely hosted and browser-based MOM solution integrates with nearly any hospital pharmacy’s processes and IT infrastructure.

Envision CEO Emily Alexander, PharmD, BCPS stated, “Envision is delighted to be working with North West Telepharmacy Solutions to bring remotely hosted, browser-based medication order management technologies to NTS’s clients. We are especially excited about the advantages of our Pharm-Q MOM product, which lowers the overall cost of ownership compared to client-server based solutions.” Alexander also pointed to Envision’s on-going investments in product development that allow fast response to new, emerging technologies and changing order entry practices.

About North West Telepharmacy Solutions:
As a division of The North West Company, North West Telepharmacy Solutions began in 2004 and has grown to be Canada’s leading provider of hospital telepharmacy services. The pharmacist team currently provides pharmacy services to more than 34 Canadian hospitals. These services include Pharmacist remote medication order review, patient Warfarin dosing service, after hour pharmacist on call service and other medication safety solutions.

The North West Company is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West operates 230 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, AC Value Center and Cost-U-Less and has annualized sales of approximately CDN$1.5 billion.

The common shares of The North West Company Inc. trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “NWC”.

For more information about North West Telepharmacy Solutions Contact:
Kevin McDonald, Manager of Hospital Pharmacy at 1 (866) 435 5180 Ext. 5; Email kmcdonald@northwest.ca Or visit online at: www.northwesttelepharmacy.ca

About Envision Telepharmacy, LLC:
Envision Telepharmacy was established in 2004 to provide better ways to extend pharmacy services for U.S. hospitals and health care systems in need. It is a pioneer in developing tools, services and systems that provide electronic supervision and remote order processing through high-bandwidth, standards-based web technology, still imaging, and high resolution video. Pharm QTM is a trademark of Envision Telepharmacy, LLC. All rights reserved.

For more information about Envision Telepharmacy, LLC contact:
Emily Alexander, CEO at (432) 897-0754; Email Emily.Alexander@envision-rx.com
Or visit online at: www.envision-rx.com

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

AMDocs Appoints Dr. J. David Williams as Chief of Staff and Medical Director

Contact: Anthon Meyer, President, AMDocs Inc.
Telephone: 204-934-1525
Fax: 204-934-1602
E-mail: hr@amdocshealth.com

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Dr. Anthon Meyer, President, AMDocs Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dave Williams as Chief of Staff and Medical Director of AMDocs Inc.

Dr. Williams comes to AMDocs from Health Canada with more than 25 years of experience within the Provincial and Federal health systems. For the last eight years, Dr. Williams has worked for Health Canada in the department of First Nations and Inuit Health where, as the Director of Care and Treatment and Regional Medical expert, he was responsible for supporting primary care and emergency services delivered in federal nursing stations and hospitals. During his tenure, Dr. Williams assisted in the development of a regional patient safety initiative, quality improvement program and a critical incident review process. His experience and exposure to First Nations Health care on a national basis allowed him to plan, implement and evaluate existing clinical programs and services. Dave attended the University of Manitoba and holds a Doctorate in Medicine as well as a Masters Degree in Public Health, both of which have allowed him to accumulate extensive experience in community wellness, promoting health lifestyles and the implementation of holistic patient centered models of care specific to Aboriginal peoples.

“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to support our First Nations people in their quest for wellness,” Williams said.

“Dave brings an impressive portfolio of experience that matches the mission of AMDocs, to provide a community based health solution for First Nations communities.” said Meyer. “He will be a tremendous asset to our company.”

In his position as Chief of Staff and Medical Director, Dr. Williams will be responsible for the administrative supervision of remote physician services and community health development specific to Aboriginal health care. As a mature and flexible physician, with great sensitivity to the culture and politics of northern Canada, Dr. Williams’ key responsibilities will be to provide leadership for the medical staff, including professional development and program quality improvement.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

AMDocs Corporate Office Continues to Grow

Contact: Liz Bilton, Manager, Recruitment
Telephone: 204-934-1579
Fax: 204-934-1602
E-mail: lbilton@amdocshealth.com

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Dr. Anthon Meyer, President of AMDocs, a division of The North West Company, is pleased to announce the expansion of his corporate office team with the addition of Sandy Polanski as Executive Administrator and Liz Bilton as Manager of Recruiting.

Sandy will be responsible for all office and administrative support for AMDocs. She will act as a liaison between the physicians in the field and our corporate office and as general support for ongoing special projects. Sandy previously held long-term positions as Executive Assistant to some of Winnipeg’s most notable and successful corporate leaders.

As the Manager of Recruiting, Liz will be accountable for implementing and executing recruiting processes and strategies including networking, communications and advertising. She looks forward to building relationships with the existing AMDocs team as the program expands to serve additional communities in the north.

In October 2009, AMDocs Inc. merged with The North West Company in order to develop a long-term strategy for improving community-based health care delivery and hospital-based services in northern Canada. Over the years, AMDocs has developed both a successful, selfsustaining model of care and a proven record of effective health care delivery by directly improving health outcomes of First Nation people in the communities served. AMDocs has been recognized by First Nations, Federal, and Provincial governments as a leader in primary care that emphasizes prevention, acute illness treatment, and chronic disease management. Today, AMDocs provides family physician services to more than 24,000 Cree, Ojibway and Oji- Cree people in First Nations communities across Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

In search of more doctors…

Amdocs_CMAJ

Winnipeg, Canada

The December 2009 editions of the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the Canadian Family Physicians journal carry this recruitment ad. We encourage qualifying doctors to contact us (in complete confidence) regarding full or part-time placement opportunities.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Amdocs | Continuing Medical Education

Amdocs_CME

Winnipeg, Manitoba

On Friday October 30th at the Manitoba Club in Winnipeg Manitoba Amdocs physicians gathered to attend a Continuing Medical Education session. Ten physicians were in attendance.
Suzanne Hajto, a certified Diabetic Educator and  Alysha Buck, pharmacist with The North West Company conducted a session on Diabetes – titled Type 2 Diabetes – A Focus on New Pharmacotherapy.  Given the high incidence of diabetes in the communities that Amdocs serves, this was a topic of utmost interest to the physicians in attendance, who work with patients on a daily basis helping them to manage this disease.
Dr. Forster the Medical Director and Addiction Medicine Consultant
for the Lifemark Health Institute presented the second session, entitled Chronic Pain, Opioids and Addiction.  Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and with almost 25 years of practice, the session was highly informative and practical in its applications.
During a luncheon presentation was on hand to greet and welcome the physicians to their first CME event.  Edward Kennedy, President of The North West Company, passed along his thanks and appreciation for the work that the Amdocs physicians are doing on a daily basis.  He spoke about the similarities of The North West Company and the Amdocs organization in terms of the organizations dedication to the health and wellness of the communities they both serve, and how Amdocs Health in alliance with NWC Health Products & Services has the capacity to successfully deliver programs to help guard against disease and increase awareness of healthy living initiatives that can reduce the risk of chronic illness.

A group of ten Amdocs physicians gathered today at the Manitoba Club in Winnipeg to attend a Continuing Medical Education (CME) event.

Suzanne Hajto, a Certified Diabetic Educator, along with Alysha Buck, a Pharmacist with The North West Company, conducted a session entitled Type 2 Diabetes—A Focus on New Pharmacotherapy. Given the high incidence of diabetes in the northern communities that Amdocs serves, this was a topic of utmost interest to the physicians in attendance, who work with patients on a daily basis to help them manage this disease.

Dr. Ian Forster, the Medical Director and Addiction Medicine Consultant for the Lifemark Health Institute, presented the second session entitled Chronic Pain, Opioids and Addiction. Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and with almost 25 years of practice, Dr. Forster offered a highly informative talk rich with practical applications.

During a luncheon presentation, Amdocs founder Dr. Anthon Meyer was on hand to greet and welcome the Amdocs physicians to their first CME event. Edward Kennedy, President and CEO of The North West Company, passed along his thanks and expressed appreciation for the work that the Amdocs physicians are doing on a daily basis. He spoke about the similarities between The North West Company and Amdocs in terms of both organizations’ dedication to the health and wellness of the communities they serve, and how Amdocs, in alliance with NWC Health Products & Services, is increasing capacity to successfully deliver programs that help guard against disease and increase awareness of healthy living initiatives that can reduce the risk of chronic illness.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Amdocs joins forces with leading northern retailer, The North West Company

Edward_Kennedy_Anthon_Meyer

Edward Kennedy, President and CEO of The North West Company welcomes Dr. Anthon Meyer, founder and President of Amdocs Inc.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, erat pulvinar sed amet orci, vitae egestas. Pellentesque morbi, vitae at torquent lobortis tempus, hac morbi malesuada vulputate nec eros, id vivamus. Pretium sem dui, viverra tellus neque accumsan dui sit. In massa fringilla, cursus suscipit cras vehicula non augue, vulputate vitae et, pariatur fermentum augue diam libero dapibus donec. Ante augue consequat a arcu nullam, libero aliquam in a pede pretium, suspendisse pharetra lectus mauris. Interdum sed, vitae suspendisse euismod lectus vestibulum, iaculis vel ut leo neque eget.

Amet in pulvinar varius, orci duis. Adipiscing vel non vel malesuada, ultricies enim integer ac lacus, a integer ac, ipsum vitae, ipsum conubia mauris quam faucibus. Dolor vestibulum. Molestie imperdiet a fusce orci integer, ultricies aliquam turpis eleifend elit. Wisi pulvinar, volutpat morbi proin, ultricies etiam, in fringilla cras scelerisque vestibulum nulla parturient, imperdiet arcu malesuada fringilla. Urna tellus.


As stated in a news release issued by Dalbir Bains, Vice-President, Planning & Corporate Development, The North West Company:

“The North West Company is pleased to announce today the acquisition of Amdocs, a provider of physician services to remote and rural First Nation communities in Manitoba and Ontario. Amdocs’ focus on providing quality family medicine and health services to under-serviced northern communities is a strong complement to North West’s market focus of being a trusted provider of food and everyday household needs to rural and remote communities.

Amdocs has developed a successful chronic disease management program tailored to the specific needs of First Nation communities, which have a higher incident of chronic illnesses. This unique management program has been recognized by the Federal and Provincial Governments as not only improving patient outcomes but also leading to a more efficient model for serving patients in these communities. Amdocs currently provides physician services to First Nations in Cross Lake, Gods Lake Narrows and Gods River in Manitoba, as well as Pikangikum, Big Trout Lake, Muskrat Dam, and Sioux Lookout in Ontario.

The combination of Amdocs’ physician services and North West’s pharmacies will not only strengthen our existing pharmacy platform but it will also accelerate its growth by opening up new pharmacy opportunities in communities (such as in northwestern Ontario) where Amdocs has developed a positive reputation for changing disease profiles. North West will also focus on new communities that can be served by Amdocs as physician shortages remain an issue throughout much of the North.

We are also pleased to announce that the founder, owner and President of Amdocs Inc., Dr. Anthon Meyer, will continue to lead the growth and development of the Amdocs business at North West, reporting to myself. Dr. Meyer started the Amdocs program in 2003 and has successfully grown the program from one community in Manitoba to seven communities in Manitoba and Ontario.”

Amdocs’ success in improving northern healthcare “one community at a time” aligns with NWC’s long-standing commitment to enhance lives as a trusted, community store of choice.

—Edward Kennedy, President and CEO, The North West Company

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Contact Amdocs