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Pharmacy systems

Emergis partners with Rx Canada

MONTREAL – Emergis Inc. announced that it has concluded a 3-year agreement with Rx Canada Inc., whereby the company will integrate Rx Canada’s proprietary software platform – Rx Gateway – with Emergis’ Assyst Rx pharmacy management systems.

Rx Canada is a pharmacy-sponsored organization that develops innovative medication adherence programs.

This will provide the 3,100 pharmacies using Emergis’ systems with direct access to Rx Canada’s suite of medication adherence programs. Rx Canada’s programs provide pharmacists with tools and information to more effectively offer health information and consultation services to their patients.

“Our partnership with Rx Canada contributes to our goal of offering the most complete range of integrated online services, designed to help pharmacists play a broader role in the management of their patients’ health issues and contribute to improved patient outcomes,” said Francois Gratton, Executive Vice-President, Provider Solutions, at Emergis.

Rx Canada’s adherence programs provide patients with personalized, confidential information on their medications. Integrating Rx Canada’s programs to Emergis’ pharmacy management software systems will allow pharmacists to automatically determine patient eligibility for the programs offered by Rx Canada, facilitate patient enrollment and provide for electronic two way messaging capacity for pharmacy consultations, directly from their regular desktop application.

“We are very pleased to partner with Emergis to make our medication adherence programs more widely available to pharmacies in Canada”, said Wendy Nelson, President at Rx Canada. “We believe this agreement will be mutually beneficial as it combines Rx Canada’s value-added patient adherence programs to Emergis’ expertise and reach in the Canadian pharmacy sector.”

About Rx Canada
Rx Canada is a pharmacy-sponsored organization that was established by members of the pharmacy industry in 1997. Rx Canada’s mission and purpose is to create innovative e-health pharmacy programs that improve the health outcomes of pharmacy patients and demonstrate the valuable role played by community pharmacies in the Canadian health system. To date, the focus of the company has been on developing and implementing programs that improve medication adherence and assist patients taking medication for chronic disease or long term health conditions. Rx Canada’s medication adherence programs are evidence-based and are proven to contribute to improved overall health outcomes of pharmacy patients.

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 secure 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, Emergis delivers solutions to major insurance companies, top financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, large corporations, real estate lawyers and notaries and 3,100 pharmacies. Its electronic health record solutions are also delivered in the U.S. and Australia.