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Medication management

Emergis to negotiate with Newfoundland for drug system

MONTREAL – Emergis Inc. announced that an Emergis-led consortium has been selected to enter into exclusive negotiations with The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (The Centre), potentially leading to a contract for the development and implementation of a comprehensive pharmacy network, also known as a drug information system.

The drug information system is required to meet the objectives and requirements of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Neither the outcome, nor the scope of the negotiations, nor the value of any potential resulting contract can be evaluated at this time.

“We are honoured to have been selected by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador for this next step in the process and are looking forward to making The Centre’s drug information system a very successful endeavour,” said Francois Cote, president and Chief Executive Officer of Emergis. “We strongly believe that the successful implementation and adoption of this leading initiative will improve the quality, safety and delivery of patient care for the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The Emergis DIS Consortium is composed of four Canadian companies: Emergis Inc., Systems Xcellence Inc., Courtyard Group Ltd. and zedIT Solutions Inc.

Drug information systems (DIS) are a key component of the electronic health record solution that governments throughout Canada will be creating in the coming years.

Among other things, DIS provide authorized physicians and pharmacists with access to the complete medication profile of patients, allowing the secure exchange of relevant and current information. By ensuring proper drug utilization, DIS address key healthcare issues such as patient safety concerns.

About Emergis
Emergis powers business interactions, developing and managing solutions that automate transactions and the secure exchange of information. With expertise in electronic health-related claims processing and management systems, payment enablement, and loan processing, Emergis delivers solutions to the leading health insurance companies, government agencies and about 2,400 pharmacies in Canada, and to top financial institutions in North America.