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Pharmacy systems

Emergis’ pharmacy software to be used at U of T

TORONTO – The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Toronto will benefit from pharmacy software supplied by Montreal-based Emergis Inc. The software will be used to teach graduate and undergraduate students at the pharmacy school.

Through an exclusive agreement, Emergis is offering the Faculty’s students the opportunity to experience real-world pharmacy situations by supplying its pharmacy software and high-tech workstations until 2010.

The software and workstations, complete with computers, monitors and printers, are set up in the Herbert R. Binder Shoppers Drug Mart Professional Practice Laboratory, in the new Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, which was inaugurated in September.

“We are thankful to Emergis for its generous support of the professional practice laboratory,” said Professor K. Wayne Hindmarsh, Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy. “Emergis’ contribution adds to the authenticity of the “real-life” scenarios set up for students to develop pharmacy management skills. It is important for the Faculty to work with private sector companies. With their input, we make sure that we are training future pharmacists adequately to meet tomorrow’s pharmacy market needs.”

Emergis’ portfolio of pharmacy management solutions is comprised of software which are used by approximately 40% of pharmacies in Canada and help pharmacists perform their laboratory tasks, such as patient file management, drug dispensing, drug utilization review, drug inventories, automated ordering and reporting, and printing of customized labels and receipts.

“Emergis is honoured to be associated with forward-looking organizations such as the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and to contribute to the learning experience of tomorrow’s pharmacists,” said Francois Gratton, Senior Vice-President, Provider Solutions of Emergis. “Emergis values its relationship with the pharmacy industry and is committed to pharmacy training in Canada. We believe in the important role of companies such as ours to contribute to the future of pharmacy professionals.”

By associating itself with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy, Emergis further extends its involvement in pharmacy training in Canada. The company has made similar contributions and funded other sponsorships in the past, such as to the faculty of pharmacy of Universite Laval, in Quebec City.

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university. Ranked among Canada’s top research-intensive universities, the U of T offers teaching programs in 17 academic divisions, including pharmacy. The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is the only faculty of pharmacy in Ontario and the largest in Canada. It has recently moved into the new Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building to offer Canadian and international students new teaching labs and lecture halls, to support a substantial increase in research activity and to accommodate a doubling of the enrolment in pharmacy programs.

About Emergis
Emergis is an IT leader in Canada 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. Emergis has expertise in electronic health-related claims processing, health record systems, pharmacy management solutions, cash management and loan document processing and registration. In Canada, it delivers its solutions to the main insurance companies, top financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, large corporations, real estate lawyers and notaries and approximately 40% of all pharmacies.