Canadian Pharmacists Association

Canadian Pharmacists Association


January 28, 2010 16:34 ET

EMIS and Canadian Pharmacists Association Form Partnership: EMIS Inc. to Gain Integrated Access to CPS Drug Monographs

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2010) - EMIS Inc. and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) announced today that they have signed an agreement to incorporate the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) drug monographs into the EMIS EMR, Patient Care System (PCS). Access to current Canadian drug monographs will further enhance the ability of PCS users to confidently prescribe using the clinical information found in the CPS.

"We are excited to provide users with additional Canadian drug content and functionality in the form of easy-to-access and up-to-date information to assist in their overall prescribing decisions," said Audrey Bliss, B.Sc.Pharm, Coding and Drug Coordinator for EMIS Inc. "We are now able to allow users access to this trusted Canadian drug information resource directly within our product."

EMIS's EMR currently contains drug monographs; however, with the addition of CPS's Health Canada-approved monographs submitted by manufacturers, as well as over 140 drug and drug class monographs developed by CPhA's clinical editors and reviewed by external experts, this EMR becomes a more comprehensive resource. Each drug monograph has several sections, including a general drug description, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, drug interactions, adverse effects, overdose information, dosage information and the available formats and strengths as supplied by the manufacturer.

"We are pleased to partner with EMIS on this exciting opportunity in the EMR market," stated James de Gaspe Bonar, PhD, Senior Director, Digital Publishing Solutions at CPhA.

EMIS will be working with CPhA to deploy this capability to its clients into the production environment this quarter.

About EMIS Inc.

EMIS Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of The Egton Group based in Leeds, United Kingdom. EMIS Inc. launched its Canadian operations in 2005, expanding on its success as the number one provider of EMR solutions in the UK and other countries. Since this time, EMIS Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, has become recognized in Canada as one of the pre-eminent solutions able to improve the health of Canadians and the daily activities of their providers through the use of a physician-centric, clinically based electronic medical record. EMIS supports its corporate principals of improving the health of individual patients, and the population as a whole, through advanced knowledge garnered by empowering physicians to collaborate.

About the Canadian Pharmacists Association

The Canadian Pharmacists Association is the national, professional association for pharmacists. CPhA advocates for and supports its members to advance the profession and enhance patient outcomes. Now in its 50th year of publishing, the CPS has been a trusted reference for Canadian healthcare professionals since 1960.

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