CLINICARE Corporation

CLINICARE Corporation

July 05, 2005 08:00 ET

CLINICARE Installs IT Solution for Fraser Health's First Primary Care Site

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - CLINICARE Corporation, a leader in Chronic Disease Management (CDM) tools and integrated drug database applications, announces that their award winning Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management Applications (PMA) have been selected by Fraser Health to provide better service and better health outcomes for clients of the Agassiz Community Health Centre located in Agassiz, BC.

"Our goal is to better manage and improve the health of people in our community by bringing health care services together," said Maureen Wood, Fraser Health's health services administrator for Hope and Agassiz. "This community's team of health care providers will use CLINICARE's EMR to share accurate information and consult collaboratively on care plans for their patients."

CLINICARE's software will reside on an IBM pSeries server located at a Fraser Health facility and be accessed remotely by Agassiz's physicians and medical staff through a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. This Application Service Provider (ASP) configuration will allow the family physicians to participate even more actively in primary healthcare reform while relying on the health authority for management of the IT system.

"Across Canada, there is a drive to use primary care centres and electronic medical records to provide more seamless, more patient-centred care. People living in Agassiz and Harrison will benefit from our team adopting the most modern tools and models of care for our clients," said Dr. Sean Larsen, lead physician at the Health Centre. "Keeping pace with advancements in technology and medicine also helps us recruit and retain health care professionals to our area. In our opinion, CLINICARE's solution was the only one we researched that could help us realize the goals of the Agassiz Community Health Centre."

The Agassiz group became convinced of the benefits of the CLINICARE solution when they visited a true working 'chartless' site running CLINICARE software over a wireless network in neighbouring Chilliwack.

"We have pioneered the integration of unique features like Chronic Disease Management (CDM) tools and First DataBank's (FDB) drug database into our EMR application. FDB automatically provides notification of drug to drug, drug to allergy interactions and drug dosage checking and will allow these physicians to be more productive and improve patient outcomes," says Dennis Niebergal, president and CEO of CLINICARE. "We are pleased that the health authority has selected CLINICARE as their healthcare information technology partner for the Agassiz Community Health Centre."

About CLINICARE

CLINICARE Corporation (www.clinicare.com) has specialized in software development for the ambulatory physician market since 1984. CLINICARE has received the 'Best in KLAS' Award two years in a row for being North America's highest rated Ambulatory EMR for groups of 6-25 physicians. CLINICARE received these Awards because of its software functionality that enables the delivery of high quality healthcare with enhanced patient safety while allowing physicians to practice medicine their own way. CLINICARE has branch offices in the United States and Canada, with its Head Office in Calgary, Alberta.

About Fraser Health

Fraser Health (www.fraserhealth.ca) is the largest and fastest-growing health authority in British Columbia, serving 1.4 million residents or one-third of the province's population with a budget of $1.7 billion. Fraser Health provides health services across the continuum of care (hospital, community, public, addictions, primary care and mental health) for 20 municipalities and two electoral areas from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope. IT solutions for the Agassiz Community Health Centre are separate from, and do not represent a commitment for, other sites being developed within Fraser Health's primary care renewal plans.

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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