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Dinmar and AdapCS collaborate to reduce wait times

KINGSTON, Ont. and OTTAWA – Dinmar, a leading North American healthcare information technology company and AdapCS Canada Inc., an innovative outcomes-focused company, have announced a partnership that will integrate AdapCS’s Axcess.Rx wait-list management application with Dinmar’s electronic health record system, Oacis EHR.

The partnership should improve the ability of healthcare organizations across Canada to better manage wait lists and report wait times of patients scheduled for surgery.

“Dinmar is a world-class company and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them,” said AdapCS CEO John Marshall, MD (pictured at left), a neurosurgeon and past chief of staff of Kingston General Hospital. Dr. Marshall created and developed Axcess.Rx, which is a software suite that enables physicians and hospitals to effectively manage patients waiting for services and to allocate resources appropriately – certainly among the most vexing challenges for countries with single-payer healthcare systems.

Kingston General Hospital, the Hotel Dieu hospitals in Kingston, the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, and the Hospitals of the Capital District Health Authority in Nova Scotia use the application, which connects with existing Admissions Discharge and Transfer (ADT), scheduling, and EHR systems.

Dinmar is an ideal partner because its Oacis EHR provides a modular suite of core clinical applications, off-the-shelf and custom interfaces, as well as a built-in integration engine and enterprise master person index facility.

Taken together these capabilities amplify the power of electronic health records to reduce costs and improve hospital efficiency. Organizations can quickly and economically connect their unique and ever changing information systems with Oacis; moreover, where diverse clinical systems coexist, Oacis provides a “unifying” clinical data repository that enables a single, integrated electronic patient record.

“While Oacis EHR interoperates with any system, we are particularly excited about this venture with AdapCS because wait times place an enormous collective strain on the cost and quality of care in Canada,” said Dinmar’s CEO Mark Groper. “We believe the combination of our two products along with Dinmar’s consulting and implementation services will produce a particularly effective tool for reducing patient wait times.”

About Dinmar
Dinmar is a leading North American healthcare information technology solutions provider. The company’s Oacis product was instrumental in launching the “open systems” revolution, which spawned many innovative technologies and clinical-interoperability standards in commercial use today. For more information, please visit

About AdapCS Canada
AdapCS Canada was founded in 2003 by Dr. John Marshall, John Lott of Kingston, Ontario and AdapCS, Inc. of Marina, California. The company offers information technologies and services for the Canadian healthcare market that focus specifically on clinical and financial outcomes, accountability, and access to care. For more information, please visit