CLINICARE Corporation

CLINICARE Corporation

October 11, 2006 06:00 ET

CLINICARE Installs Primary Care Solution at ICC HealthNet Canada Inc.

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2006) - CLINICARE Corporation of Calgary announces the latest addition to its Canadian customer base, ICC HealthNet Canada Inc. (ICCHN).

HealthNet is a Canadian company that currently provides primary care services in over 800,000 patient visits from its eight integrated "Care Centres." These Care Centres, located in Mississauga, London, Toronto, Ottawa and Sarnia, combine family medicine, urgent care, and diagnostic/ancillary services. ICCHN is planning to expand their multidisciplinary Care Centre clinical model, with new locations in Brampton, Edmonton, Calgary, and Collingwood; as well as expansion of services provided in the existing clinics in London and Ottawa. ICC HealthNet has also acquired a multi-location rehabilitation/physiotherapy provider that will complement their existing Care Centre locations. ICCHN's goal is to become the leading national provider of integrated primary healthcare services in Canada.

In 2006, ICCHN will commence implementing Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in their Care Centres. Eventually sixty-three physicians in 30 centres will use the EMR system for all their patient encounters.

"Electronic Medical Records will further improve the clinician's practice efficiency (and satisfaction) and will result in patient access to their medical information, health and wellness and adherence programs", says ICC HealthNet CEO Kim H. Wei.

ICC HealthNet chose CLINICARE to install the EMR after carefully investigating all EMR vendors in Canada. "We chose CLINICARE because their system is robust, suitable for multiple sites, and will adapt for use by allied health professionals as well as physicians," explains Wei. "CLINICARE products also have excellent functionality and their users expressed confidence in CLINICARE's experience, longevity and reliability."

Implementation will take place at one Care Centre at a time. The first Care Centre to go live will be Queentario in Mississauga, Ontario (practice management applications - PMA) in October 2006. The second will be the Sarnia-Lambton Care Centre in Sarnia, Ontario (PMA and EMR) and the third the Byron Medical Centre in London, Ontario (PMA and EMR).

"We are delighted that ICC HealthNet Canada Inc. has chosen CLINICARE to install the electronic medical record in their facilities," says Dennis Niebergal, President and CEO of CLINICARE. "This is a large, multi-site, multidisciplinary venture for us. We are looking forward to utilizing our software to address the needs of physiotherapists and other allied health professionals working in HealthNet Care Centres. This is an exciting undertaking."


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.

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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