CLINICARE Corporation

CLINICARE Corporation

October 12, 2006 06:00 ET

CLINICARE Installs IT Solution- The Winnipeg Clinic

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - CLINICARE Corporation of Calgary announces the latest addition to its Canadian customer base, The Winnipeg Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Winnipeg Clinic, owned and operated by 55 physicians, is one of the largest multi-specialty clinics in Canada and offers a wide range of diagnostic facilities and health related services to its patients.

CLINICARE is upgrading the clinic's practice management applications (patient scheduling and billing software) and installing Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The new practice management applications are up and running and the first group of physicians have commenced using the EMR system for all their patient encounters.

The physicians and staff at the Winnipeg Clinic decided unanimously to introduce an electronic medical record. They were becoming increasingly frustrated and stressed by the clinic's antiquated and inefficient paper medical records system, suggests Winnipeg family physician Dr. Felix Sikora. The clinic currently stores up to 600,000 paper charts on an entire floor of its 12 story building. "The return on investment from the transition to electronic charts will not only be monetary, but will include improved quality of care for patients and quality of life for physicians and staff," added Dr. Sikora.

"We chose CLINICARE to implement the electronic medical record for a number of reasons," says The Winnipeg Clinic CEO Tom Malone. "First of all was our past experience... we've had CLINICARE's billing and scheduling system for many years. We like the support from CLINICARE and the longevity of the company... over 20 years. When you come to the Annual Users' Conferences you know CLINICARE is going to be around for a lot longer... I am amazed by the input that the users and physicians have in terms of the direction the software is going. Also, there are other systems that look good when you first look at them, but if you look at them more closely, they don't do all the things that CLINICARE does."

"We have to become more efficient and more effective in terms of the investment we're making," explains Malone. "In the end, we will deliver much better quality patient care. That's what we're in the business of doing."

"As in any business relationship, we're going to be in a marriage with CLINICARE," he points out. "You have to trust whoever you're in a partnership with, and I trust CLINICARE fully... CLINICARE has a lot of happy clients... I not only trust them when negotiating a quote but I also trust them to deliver on that quote, provide the training, implement the system, and deliver ongoing support services - support is critical."

"We are delighted that The Winnipeg Clinic has chosen to install CLINICARE's EMR in their large facility and are happy to report that implementation is on schedule and under budget," says Dennis Niebergal, President and CEO of CLINICARE. "Many physicians typically enter the computer age kicking and screaming. These 55 doctors and their staff are enjoying excellent training and are making the transition from paper charts to EMR relatively easily."


CLINICARE Corporation ( has specialized in software development for the ambulatory physician market since 1984. In 2005 CLINICARE won the Canadian Health Informatics Awards for Company of the Year and Corporate Citizenship. CLINICARE has also received the Best in KLAS Achievement Award three years in a row for being North America's highest rated ambulatory electronic medical record (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. Its head office is in Calgary, Alberta.

About The Winnipeg Clinic

The Winnipeg Clinic, the first of its kind in Manitoba, was founded in 1938 to provide excellence in medical advice, treatment and therapies to patients in a caring and compassionate environment. The Winnipeg Clinic is now home to over 50 practicing physicians representing more than twenty specialties. Respected as one of the largest multi-specialty clinics in Canada, the Winnipeg Clinic offers state-of-the-art Electronic Medical Records (EMR), a wide range of diagnostic facilities and health related services ensuring that its more than 1,000 patient visits per day are treated with dignity, care and respect.

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 behaviour; 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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