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2012 News Releases

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OSCAR EMR Version 12.1 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

December 6, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Open Source Clinical Application Resource (OSCAR) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Inc. announced today that OSCAR version 12.1 has achieved Infoway’s J-class, Laboratory and Clinical Documents certification.

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Innovative health IT solutions gain momentum

Recipients of Canada Health Infoway’s ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge Momentum Awards announced December 4, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - From clinicians in British Columbia who use digital tools to manage the medications of patients with kidney disease to physiotherapy patients in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia who schedule appointments electronically, a growing number of Canadians are benefitting from innovative health IT solutions thanks to the efforts of teams participating in the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge. Participating teams saw a 65% growth in users in just 10 months, from January to October 2012.

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Better Care for Ontario’s Children with Electronic Lab Results

November 28, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) For the first time in the province, children will benefit from their pediatric care providers having access to the online lab results contained in the Ontario laboratories information system (OLIS). This means that care providers will now have a more complete and immediate picture of their patients’ health.

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Digital Stethoscopes Enable Remote Care for Heart Failure Patients Across Vancouver Island

November 21, 2012 (Island Wide) Cardiac and Internal Medicine specialists at Heart Function Clinics located in Nanaimo, Campbell River and Victoria are listening to the heartbeats of patients who live in communities across Vancouver Island in real time with the addition of digital stethoscopes to existing telehealth technologies.

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Use of Electronic Medical Records Doubled over Six Years

Canadians Say Clinicians Using Electronic Records More Likely to Know their Health History November 15, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) – More Canadian physicians than ever are embracing the move from paper to electronic medical records (EMR), according to a new survey released today. More than half of Canada’s family physicians (56 per cent) used EMRs in mid-2012, up from 23 per cent in 2006 according to the Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians.

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