CanadianEMR launches physician
– CanadianEMR (www.canadianemr.ca),
Canada’s comprehensive source of information on electronic medical
records and related software, hardware and services, has launched a
physician resource directory.
The directory consists of Vendor Profiles that can be browsed and
searched by name, category and province to help physicians and practice
managers quickly and easily find EMR-related products and services.
CanadianEMR has over 1,000 registered users representing physicians who
are currently using EMR systems or considering the purchase of an EMR.
In response to a growing need for information on additional products and
services related to their decision to implement an EMR system,
CanadianEMR has developed this new directory service. In a survey
conducted in May 2008, physicians and practice managers were asked to
rank their interest in approximately 25 categories of products and
services needed to support the EMR based practice.
• All respondents to the survey showed a strong interest in a variety of
hardware categories, ranging from monitors at 74% to computers, laptops
and tablets at 81%. Other categories of interest include network
installation (73%), Internet access (72%), services surrounding medical
charts (69%), support for home access to EMR systems (67%) and dictation
and transcription software/services (63%)
• Physicians considering an EMR had a greater than average interest in
all of the hardware categories (on average 10 percentage points higher),
but a lower interest in services surrounding management of paper charts
• Physicians currently using an EMR had the most interest in services
surrounding paper medical records (77%). This reflects the need for
solutions that solve the problem of consolidating paper charts with
• Practice managers had similar category interests to the physicians
considering an EMR; however 100% wanted more information on computer
hardware, laptops and tablet PCs and 71% wanted more information and
services to assist with the installation and support of networks in a
The resource directory provides vendors with full control over the
content that is displayed about their companies. It also provides a link
to the company web site, a contact vendor feature and the ability to
designate provinces in which they provide services in one or more
categories. Priced from $199/month, the vendor directory has been
designed to appeal to small, medium and large companies that provide
services to the physician market.
CanadianEMR is in early development of a social ‘commercial’ networking
capability between EMR vendors and Resource Directory companies.
According to CanadianEMR founder, Dr. Alan Brookstone (pictured), “This will allow
companies to create natural business links and will open new channels of
business for companies that have traditionally had a difficult time
reaching this market.”
As the database becomes richer, an additional feature will allow
networks of physicians to create their own lists of recommended vendors.
Vendors currently available in the directory include DOCUdavit
Solutions, Expedite Transcription Services, InfoClin, Information
Managers, Nexus IT, Polar Imaging, Rosterware, Speakeasy Solutions, Talk
2 Me Technology and Calgary Scientific.
For further information, visit
www.canadianemr.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.