Clinicare appoints new president
– Clinicare Corp., a leading developer of healthcare solutions in Canada
and the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karim
Kanji (pictured), M.B.A., C.M.A., as President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Kanji will succeed Dennis Niebergal as President; Mr. Niebergal,
founder of Clinicare and original author of its EMR software, has
decided to assume the role of Founder & VP Industry Relations, as well
as continuing his pivotal role as a member of the board of directors of
Mr. Kanji joined the Clinicare team in early 2008 from Siemens Canada as
a business advisory consultant. Since joining Clinicare, he has earned
the trust and respect of Mr. Niebergal and the board of directors and he
quickly evolved to his position as CFO and VP Corporate Development.
Prior to joining Clinicare, over the course of 15 years, Mr. Kanji had
held several senior administrative positions with Siemens Canada, his
last being VP Finance. He has also served on the Board of VA Tech.
Mr. Kanji has developed a strong background in growth-oriented
businesses, and is well versed in rapid market expansion as well as in
merger and acquisition strategy. Karim holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree, an EMBA in Advanced Management from Duke
University in North Carolina, and is an accredited member of The Society
of Management Accountants of Canada.
For his part, Dennis continues to be a thought leader in the Canadian
healthcare informatics marketplace and has dedicated over 25 years to
building and promoting the value of Electronic Medical Records in Canada
and internationally. The board of directors considers him a crucial
resource for the company. Dennis’ contact information remains unchanged.
Mr. Niebergal is a founding board member and Secretary of the Canadian
Health Information Technology Trade Association (CHITTA, now ITAC
Health) and co-chairs the ITAC Health Physician Office System (POS)
committee. He was on the board of COACH during the 1999/2000 years and
received the COACH 2000 President’s Award in recognition of his
long-term contributions and service to the organization and to health
informatics in Canada.
Dennis has been on many national Healthcare committees and standards
working groups including the Canada Health Infoway Pan-Canadian EHR
Standards Collaboration Process - CeRx Standards Working Group. He has
also sat as an expert evaluator on various European Union Health
Telematics/EHR funded projects.
As a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D),
Dennis is well equipped for his role guiding Clinicare through the next
stages in the company’s evolution. His primary focus will be on building
industry relationships and opening new markets for Clinicare’s
enterprise Electronic Medical Records and related applications.
Clinicare Corporation (www.clinicare.com) has specialized in software
development for the ambulatory physician market since 1984. Clinicare is
Canada’s leading provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and
Practice Management Applications (PMA). Clinicare’s EMR has been rated
as one of the Top 2 EMRs in North America for the past 5 consecutive
years by the prestigious IT consulting firm - KLAS Enterprises.
Clinicare has also been recognized in recent years by the Canadian
Health Informatics Association by being bestowed the “Company of the
Year”, “Corporate Citizen of the Year” and “Healthcare Transformation of
the Year” Awards. Clinicare is the only vendor to have received this
recognition. Clinicare has branch offices in the United States and
Canada, with its Head Office in Calgary, Alberta.
Clinicare has experienced unprecedented revenue growth over FY2007,
fueled in part by winning the largest EMR contract awarded in Canada.
Clinicare continues to be a leader amongst providers of EMR systems and
solutions to the healthcare industry, maintaining a leading 14% share of
the markets it serves. The company’s Cumulative Average Growth Rate (CARG)
for Fiscal Years 04 - 07 has been an impressive 6% over a four year
period, with better than average revenue growth in 2008 of 34.6% over
the prior 2007 fiscal year.
Clinicare continues to deploy a successful enabling technology that
stresses a highly secure single patient record across many locations.
Their commitment is first to their physician customers, ensuring that
they can maximize the advantages of EMR by utilizing a trusted, proven,
reliable and customizable model which supports physicians’ workflow and
can be tailored to meet individual physician needs. It has been proven
to enhance patient care, improve patient safety, drive both physician
and staff productivity, and lower office overhead.