British Columbia clinic to use CMA-backed software
CRESTON, B.C. – The MacKay Medical Clinic in Creston
has become the first medical centre in British Columbia to use clinical
management system software from Practice Solutions Software Inc., a
Canadian Medical Association (CMA) company designed to help Canadian
doctors manage their practices.
“We are a busy practice in a rural area, and we want to be able to care
for our patients in the best way possible,” said Dr. Faye MacKay. “By
managing our patient records, billing and scheduling electronically, we
can spend more time with people and less time with paper.”
There are three physicians (one full-time and two part-time) at the
MacKay Medical Clinic. With a roster of more than 3,000 patients, they
had long recognized that technology could help reduce administrative
time, allowing more focus on patients, but there didn’t seem to be a
software program available that worked well for them.
“We are thrilled to be the inaugural site for Practice Solutions
Software,” said Dr. MacKay. “Not only does this software work the way we
work, we can help lead the way for other physicians in British Columbia
to look at this kind of solution.”
The Practice Solutions software suite is the only practice software
backed by the CMA. It offers electronic billing and scheduling, as well
as an electronic medical records component that integrates, for example,
patient profiles, progress notes, drug interactions and prescription
“We have been working with Dr. MacKay and her team since May,” said Rob
Thorpe, president of Practice Solutions Software Inc., which is based in
Cambridge, Ont. “The software’s flexibility is such that it will perform
equally well in small towns like Creston, as well as in urban centres.
We look forward to meeting the growing demand in B.C.”
Acquired by the CMA in 2004, Practice Solutions Software Inc. was
founded in 1982 as HealthCare Software Inc. and currently delivers
software to more than 2,300 doctors at 750 medical clinics.
Approximately 750,000 patient records are managed by Practice Solutions
electronic medical records software. Practice Solutions Software Inc.
and the other companies operating under the Practice Solutions brand
offer end-to-end solutions in technology, leasing and practice
management consulting services, and have deep roots with the CMA, their