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Branham Group Releases Digital Health Update Report on Manitoba

Provides an important update on developments in Manitoba's health care and related Digital Health markets in 2011-12

- Ottawa, Ontario - Branham Group Inc., a leading global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) analyst and strategic marketing consultancy, today released a report titled "Digital Health NOW Monthly - Manitoba Update," which provides an update on developments in the health care sector and Digital Health in the province of Manitoba over the past year.

Several interesting developments have taken place in the Manitoba health care system over the course of 2011 and the early part of 2012. Manitoba continues to address critical areas in its health care delivery, namely improved choice and access for seniors, focus on key areas like cardiac and cancer care, and an increased focus on wellness and healthy living. This focus is backed by both budgetary allocations and proactive implementation of initiatives. Further, telehealth, EMR, and EHR (eChart) initiatives are beginning to position Manitoba as a province that is leveraging technology to optimize the delivery of health care to its citizens.

According to Wayne Gudbranson, President and CEO of the Branham Group, "Manitoba has shown that it is proactively tackling health care issues through the enactment of progressive and practical legislations that allow for the best combination of resources and technology in the delivery of health care to its citizens. These trends will continue in Manitoba for the foreseeable future." He further added, "Telehealth continues to show great promise for the betterment of patient care in the province, with several success stories over the past few years. Going forward, the province has to increasingly leverage technology to ensure that it can balance the need to provide quality health care with the growing costs of doing so."

The report has been produced as part of Branham's Digital Health NOW offering, which provides unbiased information and analysis of trends in Digital Health, and an in-depth analysis on the current state of Digital Health deployment in Canadian and international health care regions and organizations.

For more information on how to access this report, please contact:

Ted Dhillon (tdhillon@branhamgroup.com)
Director, Digital Health NOW
Branham Group Inc.
613-745-2282 ext. 121

About Branham Group Inc.

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting company servicing the global information, communication and entertainment (ICE) technology marketplace. Branham Group assists ICE Technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (Digital Health, Green IT and Cloud). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top ICT companies in Canada (www.branham300.com) and monitors over 450 Digital Health vendors (www.branhamgroup.com/digitalhealth).

For more information regarding Branham Group, please visit www.branhamgroup.com.