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Alpha Global iT and YMS Achieve Canada Health Infoway Certification

January 11, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) along with Alpha Global iT and YMS announced today that Globe Med version 2.0 and YMS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) version 8.7/4.5 have achieved Infoway’s J-class, Laboratory and Clinical Documents certification.

“We commend Alpha Global iT and YMS on achieving certification and recognize the effort put forth by each of these EMR vendors to demonstrate that Globe Med version 2.0 and YMS EMR version 8.7/4.5 have met the standards set by Infoway Certification Services to ensure the privacy, security and interoperability of patient health information,” said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

“We are very pleased to have achieved this product certification,” said Dr. Joseph Kurian, President and CEO, Alpha Global iT. “It recognizes the ongoing commitment we have at Alpha Healthcare Group in developing private, secure and interoperable solutions. Alpha’s firsthand experience handling sensitive and private data within our clinical businesses, and the knowledge we gained while building lab interfaces for eHealth Ontario influence the design of our EMR products.” 

Alpha Global iT made a considerable advance with the introduction of GlobeMed v2.0 – an integrated practice and clinical management software platform. GlobeMed allows family physicians and community-based specialists to easily transition to full electronic medical record functionality.

"With the successful completion of the Infoway certification, YMS adds yet another layer of integrity to the EMR solution used by our clients and Ontario physicians,” said Andrea Flint, Director, YMS. “This important process provides physicians with further guarantee of the importance YMS places on privacy, security and interoperability of the YMS EMR.  YMS commends Infoway for adding another assurance of protection of data for patients and their caregivers."

Whether it is billing consulting and support or customized electronic document management, YMS is taking steps to aid physicians in their efforts to continue to offer quality patient care.  As the practice of patient record keeping and the tracking of patient data evolve and advance, certification standards become key to ensuring this transition is successful. 

Infoway's strategic efforts to hasten EMR adoption and use at the point of care in community and out-patient care settings, leverages and connects to the work that has already been done to build jurisdictional electronic health record systems that allow authorized clinicians access to key information about their patients' health histories.

About Canada Health Infoway

Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of information and communications technology projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will help foster a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.

About Alpha Global IT

Alpha Health Care Group promises to continuously improve health care by finding ever better ways to serve those who provide it.  Alpha Global iT has been breaking new ground in healthcare iT for more than a quarter of a century.  Our experience as an operator of several clinics, laboratories and research facilities is unique in the industry, enabling direct diffusion of clinical knowledge to our IT developers.  Today we maintain a leadership position as we launch new products and services to meet rapidly changing regulatory requirements and evolving industry standards.  Alpha’s information management solutions are built to the highest level of quality in our ISO 13485:2003 certified facility. 

About YMS

The YMS EMR is an extremely versatile and well supported electronic medical record (EMR) suitable for specialized and general practice.  This unique solution respects the physician's current style and record keeping preference permitting the electronic document management capabilities to add new efficiencies to their practice.  YMS is locally owned, operated, and supported making our team of experts best suited to serve Ontario Physicians.  For more information contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us at www.ymsmd.com

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For more information, please contact:

Dan Strasbourg
Director, Media Relations
Canada Health Infoway
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Laurie Rogers
Director, Media Relations
Alpha Global iT
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Tara Gordon
Media Relations
YMS, Specialized Solutions
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