Ottawa Hospital Selects Web-based Oacis EHR
OTTAWA – DINMAR, a leading North American healthcare information
technology company, announced that The Ottawa Hospital has selected the
vOacis suite of web-based electronic health record solutions to deploy
across its three medical campuses as well as the Rehabilitation Centre
and the Regional Cancer Centre.
OACIS, short for Open Architecture Clinical Information System, with
a clinical data repository at its core, is said to offer a built-in
integration engine that enables connectivity among all disparate
Moreover, the enterprise member/patient index utility identifies
patients across all organizations, and automatically eliminates
duplicate records as they stream through the network. These underlying
technologies ensure that caregivers have access to a complete and
accurate patient record throughout broad and complex provider
"Forging partnerships and inspiring innovation are at the heart of our
success as an organization," said Gino Picciano, Sr. Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer. "The vOacis solution fully supports this
strategy. Its leading-edge capabilities will strengthen our position as
a leader in health information management and enable us to provide even
higher quality care community wide – anywhere, any time." The Ottawa
Hospital will deploy the vOacis solution across all three campuses,
which constitute 1,016 beds, 53,000 inpatient episodes and 627,000
outpatient visits annually.
"The selection of vOacis at The Ottawa Hospital continues to re-enforce
the strong market need for open systems which empower healthcare sites
to deploy robust yet easy-to-use EHR functionality," said Mark Groper,
President and CEO, DINMAR (pictured at left). We are pleased to be able to address the
customer's need for a tightly integrated CPOE and clinical documentation
solution to be deployed across the region on mobile devices.
According to Dinmar, Oacis has an innovative and intuitive user
interface. The company also says that Oacis Order Management wins
accolades from physicians who state it is a comprehensive solution for
computerized physician order entry (CPOE).
Also, the built-in drug prescription capabilities quickly respond with
appropriate alerts to patient specific information located within the
longitudinal record. Integrated with CPOE is Oacis' clinical
documentation module into which clinicians from all disciplines can
electronically record a broad spectrum of plans, actions, observations,
and results. Moreover, while alternative systems struggle with
performance issues, Dinmar says that Oacis can significantly scale up in
size and still provide clinicians with rapid response time.
Currently used by over 75,000 clinicians daily, Oacis enables
large-scale providers as well as smaller community-based sites to
quickly implement a comprehensive EHR – accessible anywhere, anytime.
With over 1000 beds, 10,000 staff plus 1200 physicians, The Ottawa
Hospital is a multi-campus, bilingual academic health sciences centre,
and one of the largest healthcare organizations in Canada. The
Rehabilitation Centre and the Regional Cancer Centre are part of The
Ottawa Hospital and offer specialized services in physical
rehabilitation and state-of-the-art cancer care.
The Ottawa Hospital partners with various organizations to provide
comprehensive, high quality, patient-focused healthcare services, in
English and French, to over 1.5 million residents of eastern Ontario,
and specialized and complex services for residents of northeastern
For more information, visit: www.ottawahospital.on.ca.
Founded in 1992, DINMAR is a North American expert in management and
information technology solutions for the healthcare industry. DINMAR
serves a customer base that includes organizations representing every
segment of the healthcare industry including teaching and community
hospitals, hospital consortiums, governments (federal, state, and
provincial), regulators, software vendors, and other organizations that
provide healthcare products and services. DINMAR supports its global
customer-base by providing assistance in all aspects of technological
change, from establishing business objectives and strategies, to
designing and implementing complex information systems.
The company is headquartered in Ottawa with regional offices in Atlanta,
Edmonton, San Francisco, and Toronto. For more information, visit