What are the options available when purchasing an EMR? In 2001, Alberta was the first province to establish a funding program to encourage physicians to adopt an EMR. The Physician Office System Program or POSP. The program established a formula that has been duplicated in other provinces whereby government would shoulder 70% of the cost of the EMR system and physicians the additional 30%. However, EMR systems have been available in Canada since the 1980s. How did physicians finance their EMR systems before provincial programs? How can one build a value proposition that supports the purchase of an EMR system in the absence of provincial funding? Are there any other options?
Date and Time: Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Moderator and Co-Panelist: Dr. Alan Brookstone, Founder, CanadianEMR
Guest Panelist: Mark Dermer is a community-based family physician who is the founder and managing associate of an 11-doctor, 4-nurse primary care practice that uses a full electronic medical record and which is recognized as a Canadian leader in innovative, high quality interdisciplinary care. Mark also provides consulting expertise to regional, provincial, and federal organizations and to the private sector in the areas of information management, primary care, health system reform, and medical economics.
Sponsorship funding for this webinar has been provided by Hewlett Packard (Canada)
A Recording of this Webinar will be published on the CanadianEMR site shortly after the event.
Do you have any questions or comments on this topic? Click on the “Comments” link below.