Electronic Health Records (EHR)

How it works

The OACIS Clinical Information System uses a built-in connectivity engine to gather disparate patient data from across different systems and transport it into one central repository, providing a secure, clinician-friendly tool for viewing and documenting patient information, as well as order-entry management.

Clinical viewer to streamline workflow


  • Immediately upon sign-in, health providers see a dynamic patient list that uses visual cues to guide them toward the most urgent care situation.
  • Bringing together a myriad of data and organizing it into logical, actionable information, patient summaries offer clinicians a complete view of a patient’s condition, status, treatment plan, test results and more.
  • Clinicians can access comprehensive reports and images that are made available within the clinical viewer, including scanned documents.
  • By clicking on an item within the system, clinicians can drill down into a deeper level of granularity – based on specific service areas – to focus in on key care aspects.
  • Clinicians can access comprehensive graphs and trending views.

Clinical documentation to facilitate information sharing


  • Clinicians can enter key medical information to the electronic patient file they wish to share with other caregivers involved in the execution of the care plan.
  • Vital signs and information relative to allergies are some of the patient information which can be documented by clinicians into OACIS.
  • OACIS allows for nursing and interdisciplinary care plan creation and follow-up based on the evolution of the patient’s condition.

Electronic order-entry management: the ultimate goal


  • Orders management is available through OACIS for laboratory, digital imagery and pharmacy.
  • The electronic order management process helps increase efficiencies in the healthcare organization and helps prevent errors and duplications of tests.
  • Results following the orders are automatically documented within OACIS and made available to the entire care team.

Linking to the EMR

Doctors using the TELUS KinLogix EMR can access patient information in OACIS

Physicians using the KinLogix EMR in their clinic, can access the full patient information that was collected in the OACIS patient file following a hospital visit. Doctors no longer need to rely on the patient’s verbal recollection, they can access by themselves during their consultation with the patient, via the EMR, all that they need to know to take the right decisions as to their on-going treatment. They can view lab results, medication summary and also the discharge summary from the hospital, for example.

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Benefits

Consolidation of secured patient information

With OACIS, authorized clinicians can access all the relevant patients’ information in one place, no longer needing to connect to different systems to get the full view regarding their patient’s condition. The consolidation of information from disparate sources facilitates accurate decisions, safer care and improved patient outcomes.

Consolidation of secured patient information

Reduction in instances of lost or duplicated data

With one electronic patient file captured in OACIS, instances of lost or duplicated data are reduced. Clinicians from different healthcare organizations under the same jurisdiction can access common patient information.

Reduction in instances of lost or duplicated data

Greater time-savings

With OACIS, clinicians no longer need to access multiple systems to view the relevant information regarding their patients, which represents an important time saving. Also, they can access the patient file instantly, without having to wait for it to be delivered to them.

Greater time-savings

Improved communication across the continuum of care

The centralization of clinical data and the integration between OACIS and KinLogix EMR allows for improved communication across clinics, community care centers and other acute-care organizations, delivering better service to patients.

Improved communication across the continuum of care

Open architecture

Built on open architecture, OACIS– which stands for Open Architecture Clinical Information System – has the advantage of being flexible and capable of adapting to the specific requirements and standards of a hospital, a clinic, a community care center or the regional health authority.

Open architecture

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