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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 systems.

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 organizations.

"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.

Mark Groper"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 Ontario.

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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