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Clinicare appoints new president

CALGARY – 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 the corporation.

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.

About Clinicare
Clinicare Corporation ( 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.