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Physician IT

Clinical software receives Alberta certification

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Practice Solutions Software Inc., a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) company, announced that its electronic medical records, billing and scheduling software has been approved for physician funding by Alberta’s Physician Office System Program (POSP) – a joint initiative of the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta’s Regional Health Authorities.

This approval recognizes that the software’s applications conform to the POSP’s Vendor Conformance and Usability Requirements.

POSP provides financial assistance to qualified Alberta physicians to enable them to access the technology and support needed to utilize electronic medical records.

Practice Solutions Software began offering its software in Alberta on a trial basis in 2005 with province-wide availability expected in early 2006. The company has established an office in Calgary, and plans to open a second location in Edmonton.

Acquired by the CMA in 2004, Practice Solutions Software was founded in 1982 as HealthCare Software. It delivers software to more than 2,300 doctors at 750 medical clinics across Ontario. Approximately 1,000,000 patient records are managed by Practice Solutions electronic medical records software.

“This marks a significant step forward in our vision to provide all physicians in Canada with our highly valued and trusted software, with the overarching goal of improving healthcare in Canada,” said Practice Solutions Software President Rob Thorpe. “This certification means that Alberta doctors can access funding to help them invest in a made-in-Canada software solution.

“In addition to our software, which integrates seamlessly with individual approaches to clinical management, physicians may also tap into the full range of services from Practice Solutions, including web services, tenant leasing and practice management consulting.”

Since 1996, the companies operating under the Practice Solutions brand have helped thousands of physicians enhance their practices through proven and easy-to-implement solutions. Its ownership by the CMA ensures a focus on enhancing the value provided to CMA members, rather than on maximizing profits, according to a news release.

More information can be found at www.cma.ca.

Practice Solutions Software Inc., a Canadian Medical Association company based in Cambridge, Ont., is a leader in developing electronic billing, scheduling and medical records software for physicians.

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