Robert Amyot joins EMR company MEDFAR
December 4, 2019
MONTREAL – Cardiologist and patient safety advocate, Dr. Robert Amyot (pictured), is joining the MEDFAR Clinical Solutions management team as its Chief Medical Officer, at a time when the company is expanding its presence across Canada and internationally. By welcoming an experienced practitioner and manager aboard, MEDFAR is reinforcing the strength of its executive team.
“Dr. Amyot brings with him valuable expertise in patient safety and an additional perspective on the protection of medical data that will allow us to pursue our international expansion while remaining true to MEDFAR’s values,” said Elias Farah, co-founder and CEO of MEDFAR. “Our success is the result of our sustained effort to build trust with our customers.”
A cardiologist by training, Dr. Amyot was a researcher and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, where he taught clinical cardiology and echocardiography. An entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Amyot also founded the company Vimedix, which developed the first ever virtual reality transthoracic echocardiography simulator and whose first client was the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, affiliated with Harvard University.
Following the acquisition of Vimedix by the multinational company CAE, Dr. Amyot joined the management team of the CAE Healthcare division where he worked for nearly 10 years, serving as Chief Medical Officer, and then as President. In 2018, he was inducted into the Simulation Hall of Fame of the National Center for Simulation in the US. He sits on several boards of directors, including the board of the Royal College International, affiliated with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
“I’m proud to be joining the dynamic MEDFAR team that is helping to shine the light on Canadian genius abroad,” said Dr. Amyot. “MEDFAR has developed a visionary digital ecosystem at a moment when the adoption of information technology is revolutionizing healthcare systems around the world.”
Founded in 2010 by two aeronautical engineers, MEDFAR Clinical Solutions was the first to certify a fully web-based EMR solution in Canada. With a sharp focus on fostering the success of clinics and chains of clinics, and by putting itself at the heart of their operations, MEDFAR grew to become the preeminent EMR solution provider in Quebec and a leader in the field in international markets. With the support of the experts from its medical and clinical advisory board, the MEDFAR team successfully developed its solution, MYLE (for Make Your Life Easy), from a simple EMR to a powerful end-to-end Clinical Management Solution that streamlines each and every clinical process, freeing caregivers from the burden of administrative tasks and helping them achieve more than they could on their own. Today, more than 6,000 healthcare providers and 1,000 clinics use MYLE across Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. MEDFAR is relentlessly committed to its mission of driving excellence and efficiency in healthcare across the world. For more information, see www.medfarsolutions.com.