Powering the Future of Home Care: Samsung Canada and Saint Elizabeth Team Up to Expand Mobile Innovation at One of Canada’s Largest Health Care Providers

Jan 14, 2015

Initiative to equip 5000 Saint Elizabeth remote workers with GALAXY Tab S LTE devices marks Samsung’s biggest mobile enterprise partnership to date in Canada

Powering the Future of Home Care: Samsung Canada and Saint Elizabeth Team Up to Expand Mobile Innovation at One of Canada’s Largest Health Care Providers

TORONTO, ON – January 14, 2015 – Samsung Canada, a leader in enterprise innovation and technology, today announced a landmark partnership with Saint Elizabeth, one of the largest health care providers in Canada. More than 5000 remote health care workers from coast to coast will be equipped with powerful Samsung mobile technology, including GALAXY Tab S LTE connected tablets.

Saint Elizabeth helps 18000 people daily across Canada delivering more than 6 million visits a year. Its team of 8000 nurses, personal support workers and rehabilitation therapists provide services to help people live independently at home. With a culture of innovation, Saint Elizabeth will use Samsung’s cutting edge mobile technology to realize exciting new virtual health and mobile health experiences.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab S LTE is packed with powerful business tools like Multi-Window capability, Ultra Power Saving Mode and SideSync 3.0. Saint Elizabeth staff will use their devices and a range of apps to connect the circle of care in new ways, from scheduling appointments to more efficiently planning and navigating routes to electronically recording patient data. Samsung’s built-in KNOX system will ensure a high level of trusted data and device security. Saint Elizabeth will use Samsung’s Enterprise Mobility Management partner, SOTI Inc., to help manage, control and monitor their devices.

“At Saint Elizabeth, we’re powered by bright minds and bold ideas about the future of health care –with Samsung, we’re plugged into the latest technology to help bring this vision to life,” says Shirlee Sharkey, CEO of Saint Elizabeth. “As our staff are delivering world-class care, Samsung’s mobile devices are bringing innovation and efficiency to their everyday offices – which can often be a kitchen table, parked vehicle or patient’s home at any given time.”

“Samsung Canada is proud to partner with Saint Elizabeth in enabling their remote workforce to do more on the go through our innovative devices and solutions,” said Paul Brannen, SVP Enterprise and Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. “We believe our technology can help keep their front-line staff connected and empowered and their business at the leading edge of home health care innovation.”

The partnership will also provide over 500 Saint Elizabeth management and support staff with Samsung GALAXY S5 or Note 4 mobile devices that will run on the TELUS network and optimize on-the-go performance. As part of an initial pilot rollout, some of the Samsung mobile devices are already being used by Saint Elizabeth staff, with the full national deployment to follow by March 2015.

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for young minded consumers everywhere through innovation, stylish design and premium experiences. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the technology industry. In 2013, Samsung was ranked #8 in the Interbrand 100 Best Global Brands while the Canadian arm was named as one of Strategy Magazine’s 2013 Brands of the Year and Marketing Magazine’s 2012 Top 10 Marketers of the Year in Canada. Globally, Samsung employs 286000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com. Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on Twitter @SamsungCanada

About Saint Elizabeth

Saint Elizabeth is a national health care provider and social innovator with a powerful vision for the future. As a thriving not-for-profit organization fuelled by social impact and a century of forward-thinking, Saint Elizabeth employs 8000 people and visits 18000 clients every day. Whether we are nurturing the recovery of a single person or stimulating the thinking of an entire organization, Saint Elizabeth is firmly fixed on unleashing the power of people and communities. To learn more, visit www.saintelizabeth.com.

For more information, please contact:

Hannah Korsunsky
North Strategic (for Samsung Canada)
647-922-5550
hannah.korsunsky@northstrategic.com

Madonna Gallo
Head of Public Voice, SE Corporate, Saint Elizabeth
905-968-6430
mgallo@saintelizabeth.com