University of Ottawa Heart Institute "Go-Live" with Med Access EMR

OTTAWA, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Med Access and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute are pleased to announce that the Associates in Cardiology, following a rigorous selection process to choose an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) vendor, are now using the Med Access EMR to support their clinical practice.  This group is comprised of 48 physicians working in one of Canada's largest and foremost cardiovascular health institutions, and is active in patient care, teaching, and groundbreaking medical research.

An EMR is an important tool to support improvement in the quality of patient care provided.  It is an information system that is critical for ensuring that key patient data is presented in context at the point of care, supporting better decision-making and improved health outcomes.  An EMR also supports improved ability to capture discrete patient data and for a research oriented institution like the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, it will serve as an important tool to evaluate the care provided, and continually improve quality.

"The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is dedicated to providing the best possible patient care and this goal will be substantially and materially improved with this EMR implementation. We evaluated all the available EMR products in Ontario and selected Med Access as a company with an excellent product and services that will help us accomplish our objectives." commented Dr. Richard Davies, Professor, Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and lead physician for the EMR implementation process.

Unique capabilities of the 4th generation web-based Med Access EMR, as well as mature implementation and support processes, enable Med Access to serve the needs of health care professionals in a broad range of practice contexts, from solo family and specialty community practice to medical schools to province-wide deployments.  With the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Go-Live, The Med Access EMR is now in production use in 4 university settings, including the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and the University of Saskatchewan.

"We are pleased to welcome this important group to the Med Access family, and look forward to continuing to support them along their EMR journey from adoption, to meaningful use, to business and clinical outcomes improvement." commented Med Access President and CEO Paul Walker, who further noted "The University of Ottawa Heart Institute provides cardiac care services to patients in Ottawa and beyond, and their decision to implement the EMR will have a positive impact on care to patients in many communities throughout Ontario."

About Med Access
Med Access is emerging as Canada's leading provider of Specialty and Family Practice Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software.  Uptake of the Med Access EMR has been exceptional; it is the only platform that is funding eligible in Ontario and all four Western Provinces.   Med Access is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, with staff in the Provinces served.  For more information on Med Access, please visit: www.med-access.net.

About the University of Ottawa Heart Institute
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is Canada's largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. UOHI delivers high-tech care with a personal touch, shapes the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced and revolutionizes cardiac treatment and understanding. It builds knowledge through research and translates discoveries into advanced care. UOHI serves the local, national and international community, and is pioneering a new era in heart health. For more information please visit: www.ottawaheart.ca

Image with caption: "University of Ottawa Heart Institute "Go-Live" with Med Access EMR (CNW Group/Med Access)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130618_C9323_PHOTO_EN_28162.jpg

SOURCE: Med Access

For further information:

Media Contacts:

Paul Walker
President and CEO
Med Access Inc.
1.888.781.5553 x 6000
paulw@med-access.net 

Vincent Lamontagne
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-761-4427
vlamontagne@ottawaheart.ca

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