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Transforming Alberta’s Healthcare System

May 18, 2018 Canada , Alberta

Earlier this year, our Infrastructure Engineering team was selected by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to carry out Wi-Fi connectivity upgrading work at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) in Calgary, one of Canada’s largest hospitals. 

This work will be a prerequisite for launching AHS’s Connect Care initiative at FMC. Estimated to take five years, this visionary project will enable better information sharing between care providers by establishing a province-wide clinical information system (CIS). This will serve as a central access point to patient information, common clinical standards and best healthcare practices.

To enable delivery of Connect Care, AHS health care facilities are to be retrofitted with new Wi-Fi access points. For the FMC contract—the first awarded by AHS for Calgary Connect Care WiFi program—Infrastructure Engineering’s electrical team will serve as the prime consultant. It will be assisted by the mechanical team, which will provide heating ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) support for renovation of telecom rooms where overheating is currently a problem, as well as architectural and cost consultants.

“We are delighted to have been given the infrastructure assignment for this massive project that will transform and modernize healthcare in Alberta for both caregivers and patients,” said Jeff Bannard, Director, Buildings & Facilities, Infrastructure Engineering – Western Canada. “It is an example of our commitment to improving the quality of life wherever we work through our integrated engineering solutions.”

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