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Innovative Health Project Wins International Award

22.10.2003


Leading Scientists and Clinicians at McGill University Health Centre Win A-List Impact Award for MOXXI Research Project



A Montreal team’s unique approach to patient and heath care management received international attention today. This team, led by scientists and clinicians at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), was the only Canadian winner of the QUALCOMM 3G CDMA-List Award for use of innovative wireless technology. The team won the A-List Impact Award for the non-profit category and was presented to the MUHC and the MOXXI team in Las Vegas at the CTIA & Entertainment 2003 event.

“We are extremely pleased that our project has received this international attention,” says MUHC Director of Geriatrics and co-investigator of the Medical Office of the 21st Century (MOXXI) research project, Dr. Allen Huang. “Our project’s goal is to enable integrated health care delivery through electronic prescribing using state of the art hand-held computer and 3G CDMA technology. Receiving this award suggests that our approach may be the wave of the future for health care.”


MOXXI is a pilot research project testing the potential benefits of implementing an electronic prescribing and drug and disease management system for primary care physicians, pharmacists and their patients. The research team hopes to show that a computerized prescribing and drug management system is the solution for safe and effective drug management.

“We congratulate the MOXXI project among all the other A-List Winners for using wireless data in innovative and impactful ways,” says Jeff Ross, director of enterprise market development for QUALCOMM.

The 3G CDMA-List Awards honour leading small, medium, and large companies, public agencies and non profit entities for their successful wireless data solutions based on 3G CDMA networks, devices, and business applications.

The MOXXI research project is headed by Robyn Tamblyn, PhD from the MUHC Division of Clinical Epidemiology. Her team of co-investigators from McGill and University of Montreal have acquired exceptional expertise in studying and designing computer-assisted interventions in health care delivery. A team led by project manager Melodie Faucher was instrumental in bringing this innovative project to fruition. It is funded by the Canada Health Infostructure Partnerships Program (CHIPP).

For more information, please contact:
Christine Zeindler, MSc
Communications Coordinator (Research)
McGill University Health Centre Communications Services
(514) 934-1934 ext. 36419
pager: (514) 406-1577

Christine Zeindler | McGill University

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