HealthSpace Announces New Contract with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Departure of CEO
VANCOUVER, BC / TheNewswire / October 5, 2017 – HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd . (“HealthSpace”) is pleased to announce a new contract with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) of Health Canada to provide its inspection software and services. The contract is for one-year worth $48,000 with two additional option years through August 2020 for a total of $144,000.
PHAC through the Health Security Infrastructure Branch works to reduce health and safety risks to the traveling public and to federal employees. First, the PHAC is mandated to carry out public health inspections on domestic and international passenger conveyances and their ancillary services. Its staff provides potable water, food safety and general sanitation inspection/consultation and communicable disease surveillance and outbreak response. The Agency also implements voluntary compliance programs and carries out food & sanitation inspections on airlines, ferries, cruise ships, trains, federal lands and facilities.
HealthSpace President, Joseph Willmott stated that “to efficiently manage the passenger conveyance program, the PHAC uses the Public Health Information Tracking System (PHITS), a system developed by us. We are gratified that the success of this program has led to this new contract.”
In addition, HealthSpace maintains and hosts a web-based gastrointestinal illness surveillance system (GI Reporting System) that seamlessly transfers information into the current PHITS system from cruise ships at sea before reaching port.
HealthSpace also announces that Peter Smyrniotis has stepped down as CEO to pursue other opportunities. He will be joining HealthSpace’s advisory board and will make himself available on an as need be basis.
HealthSpace Chairman, Ali Hakimzadeh commented “We’d like to thank Peter for his contributions during the last year and wish him well in his future endeavors. He was brought on to streamline operations; enhance product alignment to existing government clients with the introduction of HealthSpace’s new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering HealthSpace CS Pro; and to introduce HealthSpace to commercial enterprise markets, such as restaurants, hospitality, hotels, and cannabis production & distribution. He has successfully completed these tasks.”
Peter Smyrniotis stated: “I am pleased with our accomplishments over the past year. I was brought on to introduce a new commercial enterprise initiative. The objective was to facilitate the new SaaS HealthSpace CS Pro platform, which delivers top-flight capabilities in environmental health, auditing, permitting, and operational & data management to private businesses. The management team and I identified new verticals within commercial areas of business that were already being inspected by our government clients, and recognized that offering our technology to these restaurants, hotels and other inspected establishments would transform their business and enable them to become pro-active in managing their business operations, resulting in healthier experiences for their employees and customers. Further, given our technology and services in state-wide agriculture regulatory management, we determined we could bring our experience and expertise to the cannabis production and distribution market. These initiatives have been ongoing since late spring 2017, and we have secured clients in both corporate restaurant groups and multi-state franchisors, which have enabled us to begin to make inroads into these new verticals. The work that our executive team has put into this strategic plan is ongoing and I am confident that HealthSpace will reap the rewards of these initiatives. I will remain on-board in an advisory capacity to continue to assist the company with their objectives.”
HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd.
HealthSpace is an industry leading technology company currently providing inspection, information, communication and data management systems for federal, state, county and municipal governments. Over the last decade, HealthSpace has successfully developed both enterprise and mobile internet-based applications currently serving over 300 state and local government organizations across North America. HealthSpace currently offers the only integrated inspection, administration and analytics product suite across all platforms in North America. Further, HealthSpace now delivers its government grade technologies to private businesses enabling them to gain visibility and predictability into their own organizations and move from a reactive to a proactive operational status. HealthSpace continues to deliver focused service and innovative solutions to government organizations, while expanding into commercial enterprise verticals to enable new customers with proactive environmental health best practices and policies.
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