EMIS and CPhA form partnership
EDMONTON – EMIS Inc. and the
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) announced that it has signed an
agreement to incorporate the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and
Specialties (CPS) drug monographs into the EMIS EMR, Patient Care System
Access to current Canadian drug monographs will further enhance the
ability of EMIS users to confidently prescribe using the clinical
information found in the CPS.
“We are excited to provide users with additional Canadian drug content
and functionality in the form of easy-to-access and up-to-date
information to assist in their overall prescribing decisions,” said
Audrey Bliss, B.Sc.Pharm, Coding and Drug Coordinator for EMIS Inc. “We
are now able to allow users access to this trusted Canadian drug
information resource directly within our product.”
EMIS’s EMR currently contains drug monographs; however, with the
addition of the CPS’s Health Canada-approved monographs submitted by
manufacturers, as well as over 140 drug and drug class monographs
developed by CPhA’s clinical editors and reviewed by external experts,
this EMR becomes a more comprehensive resource.
Each drug monograph has several sections, including a general drug
description, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, drug
interactions, adverse effects, overdose information, dosage information
and the available formats and strengths as supplied by the manufacturer.
“We are pleased to partner with EMIS on this exciting opportunity in the
EMR market,” stated James de Gaspé Bonar, PhD, Senior Director, Digital
Publishing Solutions at CPhA.
EMIS will be working with CPhA to deploy this capability to its clients
into the production environment this quarter.
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, 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. www.emis.ca
About the Canadian Pharmacists Association
The Canadian Pharmacists Association is the national, professional
association for pharmacists. CPhA advocates for and supports its members
to advance the profession and enhance patient outcomes. Now in its 50th
year of publishing, the CPS has been a trusted reference for Canadian
healthcare professionals since 1960.
Posted February 25, 2010