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Clinicare and EMIS form strategic alliance

CALGARY and EDMONTON – Clinicare Corporation, and EMIS Inc., the Canadian operation of EMIS Group (Leeds, UK) are pleased to report that they have executed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the formation of an alliance between their organizations. The alliance will deliver significant benefits to the entire EMR market in Canada and potentially the United States.

According to Karim Kanji, President of Clinicare, “This is a dynamic, synergistic union of two world class teams focused on enhancing the efficient delivery of quality care through EMR tools and capabilities. After a thorough due diligence of the landscape of EMR technologies and organizations in Canada and the U.S., it became clear to us that EMIS has something truly unique to offer in the effort to improve health care in North America. EMIS is a leader in the European market, Clinicare is a leader in North America. This is a very powerful business combination and all current and future EMR customers will see the benefits.”

The alliance will initially commence in British Columbia where Clinicare has a large customer base and the EMIS solution has successfully passed conformance testing. Through the alliance, physician practices in BC using Clinicare will have the option of continuing to work with Clinicare in collaboration with EMIS while also participating in the PITO program. Such practices will benefit from an advanced set of data migration tools which will further protect investments Clinicare users have made in past years while enabling them to evolve their practices to an even higher level of clinical performance. The alliance has the teams working on a model to assure that existing Clinicare Customers are able to rapidly accelerate their capabilities, not merely make a “lateral move” from one EMR to another.

Similarly, for BC physicians seeking new EMR solutions, they will now have an option of working with EMIS directly, or as part of the alliance, and in both cases, gain access to the EMIS solution, coupled with Clinicare’s 25 years of business process know-how in Canada.

“Clinicare has established a dominant position in the North American EMR marketplace and has a very satisfied and loyal following. This partnership will allow Clinicare Customers, if they so choose, to efficiently migrate to the EMR solutions we have developed specifically for the Canadian market, building on our success in Europe. 25 years of business process experience and know-how in Canada coupled with our next generation EMR technology should accelerate our client’s – old and new alike - ability to optimize their practices,” said Eric Gombrich, CEO of EMIS Inc.

While the alliance will initially commence in BC, it is intended to eventually expand throughout North America. Beyond British Columbia, the teams will immediately look to bring the benefits of this alliance to Alberta and other jurisdictions across Canada and the US. The alliance covers joint marketing and implementation efforts, as well as unified development work to assure that the capabilities of both organizations are optimized.

About Clinicare
Clinicare Corporation (www.clinicare.com) has specialized in software development for the ambulatory physician market since 1984. Clinicare is a 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 five 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.

 
About EMIS Inc.
EMIS Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of The Egton Group based in Leeds, United Kingdom. EMIS Inc. launched its Canadian operations in 2005, expanding on its success as the number one provider of EMR solutions in the UK and other countries. Since this time, EMIS Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has become recognized in Canada as one of the pre-eminent solutions able to improve the health of Canadians and the daily activities of their providers through the use of a physician-centric, clinically based electronic medical record. EMIS supports its corporate principals of improving the health of individual patients, and the population as a whole through advanced knowledge garnered by empowering physicians to collaborate. This capacity to share information in a secure way has led EMIS users to develop new risk indicators such as QRisk (http://www.qresearch.org/Public/qriskInformationforPatients.aspx) for identification of cardio-vascular disease, and others.

 

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