OSCAR Health Association of Service Providers™
OSCAR McMaster™ is a widely used electronic medical record (EMR) product (EMR). It allows medical professionals including doctors, nurses and support staff, to create and update patient medical records using the familiar web browser interface.
Since OSCAR McMaster is an "Open Source" product, you can get a copy of the program complete with the ability to modify it for your site. While you can download the OSCAR programs for free, it does requires in-depth understanding of the Ubuntu and OSCAR web server environment as well as network and data security issues.
We, the OSCAR Health Association of Service Providers™ (OHASP™), are professionals that are trained to advise, configure, install, and support the equipment and software providing an OSCAR-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. We are private companies and are legally independent of the OSCAR McMaster developers, and user group societies. We work closely with these communities and each other to provide excellence to our doctors and their patients.
The following are OHASP members listed alphabetically. Look at their web sites to find out more about each one. Although proximity to their office locations is not critical in this Internet Age, it may be convenient for on-site visits and demonstrations.
|Name (Click on name to go to their web site)||Office Location(s)|
|CanEMR Medical Solutions||Ottawa, ON|
|Open Health Software Solutions Inc.||Ottawa, ON|
|OSCARService Inc.||Burlington/Toronto area, ON|
|OSCARwest||British Columbia, BC|
OSCAR McMaster Information
The following links provide additional information helpful to new or existing OSCAR users. (These web sites are not authored or maintained by OHASP.)
- Mapped locations of some OSCAR and OSP sites. While the estimated number of sites running OSCAR exceeds one thousand, only some of them are currently shown on the Google map. This is a work in progress. You can expand or zoom in on a particular area from the map by dragging your mouse or rotating your mouse wheel or clicking on the plus or minus strip on the map. Click on any marker to get more information on that site. OSCAR sites on Google map.
A 4-page OSCAR Pamphlet with sample screens as of December 2009.
OSCAR User's Manual and samples of OSCAR screen images
OSCAR 100-second video on YouTube posted in August 2008
Dr. Barry Dworkin discusses OSCAR and interviews Dr. David Chan on CFRA radio. Article and audio stream located here.
Uses of Tablet (pen-based) laptops in medical clinics and specifically OSCAR sites. Includes specific hardware examples. [Document published by CanEMR Medical Solutions, an OHASP member, but is of general interest to all OSCAR users.]
- Popular and inspiring visual lecture for patients
Mike Evens called "23 1/2 Hours" available at link:
http://tinyurl.com/couchp22. In this 9 minute presentation, he answers the
old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in
a completely new way.
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.