ASP EMR Marketplace Expansion

OntarioMD is moving forward with a multi-stage selection process to expand the number of ASP-based EMRs available to Ontario's clinician community.

  • Ontario has achieved a high level of EMR adoption. The EMR Adoption Program is now able to shift focus towards optimizing EMR use and enabling EMR users to readily share patient data with other health care providers, as permitted.
  • Primary care providers and other community-based clinicians expect their EMR to be the single interface for information about their patients - whether it is information that they created, or information obtained from hospitals, labs, consultants, pharmacies, or other health care providers. This requires a more complex technology environment than many clinicians are equipped to manage.
  • ASP EMR offerings simplify the technology that needs to be managed within the clinician's office and facilitate interfacing with digital health applications such as Health Report Manager (HRM) and the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS).

Selection Process

OntarioMD is proceeding with an open, multi-stage selection process that is consistent with Ontario's Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive. 
Selection process details are available here.

Results

Stage 1: Request for Qualifications - Completed

(Updated: January 2015)

The RFQ was opened on November 6, 2014 and closed on December 3, 2014. The RFQ was posted on MERX (RFQ# OMD-2014-11.1), an electronic tendering service, and was open to all vendors (i.e., not limited to Canadian vendors).

Five respondents successfully completed Stage 1, qualifying to participate in Stage 2: Application and Readiness Evaluation.

  • AlphaGlobal IT (GlobeMed)
  • Indivica Inc. (IndiviCare)
  • Intrahealth Canada Ltd. (Profile EMR)
  • TELUS Health Solutions GP (TELUS Med Access EMR)
  • York Card Technology Inc. (YMS EMR)

Stage 2: Application and Readiness Evaluation - Completed

(Updated: September 2015)

The five successful Stage 1 respondents received an Invitation to Apply for ASP EMR Certification. Four applied and have successfully completed Stage 2 evaluation:

  • AlphaGlobalIT (GlobeMed)
  • Indivica Inc. (IndiviCare)
  • Intrahealth Canada Ltd. (Profile EMR)
  • TELUS Health Solutions GP (TELUS Med Access EMR)

One qualified respondent voluntarily withdrew at this stage.

  • York Card Technology Inc. (YMS EMR)

Stage 3: Validation and Certification - In Progress

Validation of the ASP EMR offerings is proceeding.

One qualified respondent voluntarily withdrew at this stage.

  • Intrahealth Canada Ltd. (Profile EMR)

For more information

Please direct your questions to emr@ontariomd.com.