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Strategic planning

DINMAR to develop eHealth plan for Champlain LHIN

OTTAWA – DINMAR, a wholly owned subsidiary of Emergis Inc., announced that the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) of Ontario has selected DINMAR to create a five-year strategic plan for information management, information technology, and electronic health initiatives.

The project will address all components of information at a strategic level and will evaluate, prioritize and align regional initiatives with provincial and federal initiatives. DINMAR will be working with all regional stakeholders to develop the most appropriate plan for the Champlain LHIN and expects to complete the plan by October 2006.

LHINs plan, integrate, and fund local health services, and are focused on easing patient access to necessary care. The strategic plan will address all aspects of health information, including the community and hospital sectors, as it pertains to patient care delivery and management, decision support, and operations.

Also within the project scope are the identification of required supporting technologies and infrastructure.

“Among the competing firms, DINMAR’s broad depth of knowledge on regional issues was a clear differentiator,” commented Robert Cushman, the CEO of the Champlain LHIN. “We look forward to working closely with DINMAR during this critical time of transition and integration across the entire region.”

The Champlain LHIN is one of 14 formed as a result of the “Transformation Agenda” established by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Comprising over 200 healthcare organizations of various types and sizes across the continuum of care, the Champlain LHIN spans 20,000 square kilometers including several small communities, rural areas, and the Ottawa urban area. Nearly 1.1 million people reside within the Champlain LHIN, representing nearly 10% of all Ontarians.

“We are very excited to be contributing to this important initiative, as we have with other similar regional programs,” said DINMAR’s President and CEO Mark Groper. The universal goal is to improve efficiency and effectiveness through our hands-on functional and technical know-how, as well as our understanding of industry best practices and future trends,”

About Champlain LHIN
Headquartered in Ottawa, the Champlain LHIN includes Renfrew County; the City of Ottawa; and the Counties of Prescott and Russell; Stormont; Dundas and Glengarry; Lanark County; and a section of Leeds and Grenville. For more information visit:

DINMAR, a wholly owned subsidiary of Emergis Inc., is a leading North American provider of healthcare information technology solutions. The company provides a diverse array of professional services such a strategic planning, implementation services, change management, and custom software engineering in addition to its healthcare-specific commercial software applications. With headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, the company has regional branches in Toronto, Edmonton, Melbourne, and Northern California. For more information, please visit

About Emergis
Emergis, which acquired DINMAR in July 2006, is an IT leader that focuses on the health and financial services sectors. It develops and manages solutions that automate transactions and the exchange of information to increase the process efficiency and quality of service of its customers.