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Physician IT

Healthscreen wins EMR deal for group practice

TORONTO – Healthscreen Solutions Inc., a leading supplier of electronic medical record (EMR) software and practice management services, announced that it has been awarded a contract to implement its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system with the Dixon Family Health Group. The deal, which includes hardware and software, is estimated to be worth up to $750,000 to Healthscreen.

Located in Newmarket, Ont., the Dixon Family Health Group consists of 42 full-time family physicians practicing in 26 separate clinics, and is one of the largest Family Health Groups (FHGs) to ever receive Ontario government funding. Healthscreen’s EMR system is expected to be fully implemented within the Dixon FHG by the end of the 2007 calendar year.

“The Dixon Family Health Group needed to find a common electronic medical records solution that met the OntarioMD funding requirements for 42 physicians within the group,” said Dr. Eligio Palermo, Physician IT Lead for the Dixon Family Health Group.

“After conducting exhaustive research into our options to find a common EMR solution for the members of the group,” he said, “we believe that Healthscreen’s HSpractice is the most efficient and easy-to-use platform for our physicians to implement into their practices, helping them maximize their time and level of care to patients.”

“This contract represents the largest deal in our company’s history, and we believe will be one of the largest EMR deals signed in Ontario this year,” said Justin Belobaba, President and CEO of Healthscreen.

“Working with Dixon Family Health Group is a great opportunity for Healthscreen to implement its easy-to-use software on a large-scale basis, gaining exposure to one of Ontario’s largest networks of family physicians. We believe this deal presents Healthscreen with further opportunities to cross-sell our extensive suite of products and services.

“For example, almost 25 percent of Dixon FHG physicians have already added Healthscreen’s outsourced billing system for services not covered by Medicare, CallerMD, in addition to using the EMR system.”

About Healthscreen Solutions Inc.
Healthscreen Solutions ( offers a comprehensive suite of practice enhancing products and services designed to increase physician revenues, reduce costs and improve patient care. The company’s robust OHIP billing and patient scheduling software is used by over 4,000 full-time physicians and handles more than $1.5 billion in healthcare transactions a year. Healthscreen’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software supports digitalization and network connectivity for community specialists and family physicians plus a growing list of research groups. The company’s broader goal of Continuous Practice Enhancement is being further realized with a growing list of revenue-generating services such as CallerMD, which assists doctors in managing a range of uninsured medical services and PrevCareMD, which allows doctors to maximize government-funded preventive care bonuses.