CHARTCARE and Barrie FHT Sign Largest Electronic Medical Records Contract in Canadian History

February 13, 2008

CHARTCARE, Inc.
Februar 12, 2008

NEW YORK, NY — CHARTCARE, Inc. of New York announces that it has been selected by the Barrie and Community Family Health Team in Barrie, Ontario, Canada to implement their OntarioMD approved Clinical Management Solution (CMS).

CHARTCARE will implement its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management Applications (PMA) solution to 60 physicians and numerous additional healthcare providers at 35 different locations within the Barrie area starting next month.

Each practice will maintain their individual billing environments but share all other common elements such as patient scheduling, patient recalls, Electronic Medical Records, lab and medication data. Almost 350 workstations will connect securely through the province’s Smart Systems for Health Agency (SSHA).

“We are a diverse group of family physicians who were in agreement about networking and combining our patients into one server/database for EMR”, said Dr. Anne DuVall, lead physician for Barrie and Community FHT. “We have followed a long and diligent selection process. In addition to CHARTCARE’s ability to accommodate the many styles of physician workflow within our team, it was important for us to choose a vendor that we felt confident could institute a project of this magnitude”.

“This is a proven deployment of a single patient record across many locations, with a powerful security model”, stated Dennis Niebergal, president & CEO of CHARTCARE. “As with previous negotiations in Ontario, we have appreciated the involvement of Barrie’s OntarioMD advisors as a project management resource. Their expert advice helped eliminate confusion and reduced deficiencies ensuring a more successful implementation and better end result”.

CHARTCARE’s advantage is that our Trusted, Proven and Reliable solution supports physicians’ workflow and can be tailored to meet individual physician needs. It helps enhance patient care, improves patient safety and drives both physician and staff productivity.

About CHARTCARE
CHARTCARE, Inc. (www.chartcare.com) has specialized in software development for the ambulatory physician market since 1984. CHARTCARE’s parent company, CLINICARE Corporation is Canada’s leading provider of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management Applications (PMA). CHARTCARE’s EMR has been rated as one of the Top 2 EMRs in North America for the past 5 consecutive years by the prestigious IT consulting firm – KLAS Enterprises. CLINICARE has also been recognized in recent years by the Canadian Health Informatics Association by being bestowed the “Company of the Year”, “Corporate Citizen of the Year” and “Healthcare Transformation of the Year” Awards. CLINICARE is the only vendor to have received this recognition. CLINICARE is also one of the successful proponents to British Columbia’s Physician Information Technology Office (PITO) initiative. CHARTCARE has branch offices in the United States and Canada, with its Head Office in New York, NY.

 This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including those that may be related to revenue and net income that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles and installation process; the possibility that the products will not achieve market acceptance; seasonal patterns of sales and customer buying behavior; the development by competitors of new or superior technologies; delays in product development; undetected errors or bugs in software; product liability; changing economic, political or regulatory influences in the health-care industry; changes in product-pricing policies; competitive pressures; general economic conditions.

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The ArtiSynth Project

February 10, 2008

CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) Computer Simulation is a powerful tool used by many computer scientists and engineers to simulate complicated physical systems and design new technologies. This powerful technique is currently employed by the UBC Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Center (MAGIC) in their ArtiSynth Project.

ArtiSynth is a 3D Biomechanical Modeling Toolkit that allows computer scientists, engineers and even regular doctors to make complicated mathematical predictions of the human body. By combining rigid-body skeletal components as well as 3D finite element soft-body objects, the program allows its users to model the complex biomechanical interactions that occurs between the rigid bones and the soft muscles of the human body.

Though it is still in its development phase, ArtiSynth is already used in many medical research projects including the OPAL Project.

Using ArtiSynth, researchers have constructed a 3D computer model of the human pharyngeal and laryngeal complex. This model can be used to measure internal forces and neuromotor activation levels of the muscles around the oralpharangeal area and determine the effects of muscle damage and paralysis (due to surgery or stroke) on swallowing and speech.

The ArtiSynth Project
http://www.magic.ubc.ca/artisynth/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HomePage
OPAL Project
http://www.magic.ubc.ca/artisynth/pmwiki.php?n=OPAL.HomePage
 


UPCOMING EVENT: Beyond the Human Genome Sequence: 4th Annual SBN Career Expo & Conference

January 26, 2008

You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Student Biotechnology Network Career Expo & Conference. This would be good networking opportunity for those undergraduates looking for a career in the sciences outside of generic laboratory work.

Date: Wed. February 13, 2008

Time: 4:45-9:00 PM

Location: Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouve, B.C.

 

About SBN:

The Student Biotechnology Network is a not-for-profit organization that provides an autonomous forum for students to discuss and explore interests and opportunities relating to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The network brings together students from a diverse range of departments and professional schools relating to biotechnology, including the life sciences, engineering, commerce, law and the arts. The network represents the interests of its student members to the university and to those groups in the community that will determine the future of biotechnology in this region.

The Career Expo and Conference offers a mix of both educational seminars and exposure to over 75 industry representatives from 25 participating organizations. Throughout the event, students will be able to visit booths from local and international biotech companies, government organizations and academic institutions.

For more information and to register please visit the SBN website.


Celebrating Research Week – Managing Health Care for the Future

March 3, 2007

March 8, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join the Sauder School of Business for an exciting panel discussion on the future of health care at UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St. – Room C100. This is a free event and everyone is encouraged to attend. Key note speakers include:  Read the rest of this entry »


MedFusion@Work

January 23, 2007


We have two confirmed researchers and more to come!

Dr. Yossef Av-Gay – Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-4pm

Dr. Wyeth Wasserman – Friday, Feb. 9, 10am-12pm

MedFusion@Work is a series of career shadowing events that will give a small group of students an opportunity to spend 1-2 hours with a researcher in a medical informatics field. If you are interested in computational biology research, this is your opportunity to meet Dr. Wasserman and Dr. Av-Gay and find out more about their work environment, academic background and daily activities. In addition, you may also get a tour of their lab and department.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail us at info@ubcmedfusion.com or if you are a MedFusion member, please visit the Members Only section.


UBC Event: 2007 Life Sciences & Land and Food Systems Career Fair

January 14, 2007

Date: Thursday Feb. 1, 2007
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom

Attention Science and LFS students! Don’t miss the Life Sciences & LFS Career Fair. This is your opportunity to get ahead. Speak to employers about various career paths available to you. Over 100 companies, organizations and professional associations will be in attendance.

Visit the Career Fair website for more information and the attendees list.


Business & Biotech – From Lab to Reality

January 8, 2007

This is a great event hosted by the Student Biotechnology Network (SBN) to kick off 2007!

    The Student Biotechnology Network is proud to present an outstanding line-up of speakers for the 2007 Speaker Series. Up first is “Business & Biotech – From Lab to Reality” taking place January 10th, 4pm at SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St. It promises to be an exciting and interactive session on how great ideas developed in the lab become the basis of a biotech start-up. Speakers Eric Adams, Chief Executive Officer and Anthony Cheung, Chief Scientific Officer, of enGene Inc. will engage you with their experiences!

    Check out their website for more information about this and other upcoming events.