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  • OS18 - Evolving Standards (ID 24)

    • Event: e-Health 2017 Virtual Meeting
    • Type: Oral Session
    • Track: Not Rated
    • Presentations: 1
    • Coordinates: 6/06/2017, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM, Room 203CD
    • OS18.02 - Manitoba EMR Certification: Responding to Physician Call-Out for Choice (ID 290)

      Gillian Brennan, Manitoba eHealth; Winnipeg/CA

      • Abstract
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      Purpose/Objectives: In 2009 Manitoba was involved in the pan-Canadian EMR Adoption Program in partnership with Canada Health Infoway. After a competitive RFQ process, 4 Manitoba-Approved Vendors were selected. Over the next several years, and for a variety of reasons including acquisitions, the list decreased to one Approved Vendor. Though the concept of one provincial vendor can be appealing, the Manitoba primary care physician community raised a call-out for more choice in the EMR marketplace. Join our session to learn about the steps taken in Manitoba to respond to the physician community through the development and implementation of a new EMR Certification process. The objective of this session is to share Manitoba’s new EMR Certification process, including how the framework was developed, how requirements were gathered, inclusion of physicians as key stakeholders during the consultation process, the implementation strategy, and the end results.

      Methodology/Approach: Through key stakeholder consultation and a pan-Canadian jurisdictional scan and analysis, Manitoba developed a new framework and approach to evaluate EMR products against provincial standards. Provincial standards were developed to support the core administrative, clinical and privacy needs of primary care clinics in Manitoba while aligning with provincial primary care strategy. A non-competitive open certification approach was selected as part of the new framework, providing flexibility for vendors to enter the marketplace at a level appropriate for their business goals while meeting the needs of Manitoba primary care clinics. In this session we will share Manitoba’s new EMR Certification process including how the framework was developed, how requirements were gathered, and how primary care clinics and physicians were part of the consultation process as key stakeholders. Learn about the final results of the Certification journey and the next steps for primary care clinics and EMRs in Manitoba.

      Finding/Results: The Certification process is underway at this time. Final results are expected by the end of 2016 and will be shared at this session including details on adoption, implementation and ensuring provincial EMR standards have been met.

      Conclusion/Implication/Recommendations: Lessons learned from the development of the new Certification process will be shared. This will include the benefits and challenges of including physicians and primary care clinics in the consultation process, as well as feedback from EMR vendors on our Certification approach and comments on the scope of Manitoba provincial EMR requirements.

      140 Character Summary: Learn how Manitoba responded to call-outs for more choice in the EMR marketplace through the development and implementation of a new EMR Certification process.

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