Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Brand new OscarHost site launched + Alberta lab integration fundraiser

We've got a couple of updates regarding our brand new OscarHost website and a fundraiser we've set up for creating an OSCAR lab integration in Alberta. Read more about each below.

Brand new OscarHost website launched!

We've officially launched our new OscarHost website! We hope the updated look will attract new customers while still providing our current clients with the information and high-quality support that we've offered in the past. Let us know what you think of the new site!

Fundraising for OSCAR labs in Alberta

We're working hard to get a lab interface for the OSCAR EMR in Alberta built. Due to the large amount of development time that this project will take, we've created a fundraiser page on gofundme to increase the financial support required.

We've already passed conformance testing for Calgary Lab services and are just waiting for final approval from Alberta Health Services. If you or any of your colleagues would be interested in helping us cover our development costs, please consider donating! Our goal is $7,500 and we're hoping to commit the final product to the OSCAR source code so that more physicians in Alberta can take advantage of this work.

As always, please feel free to also get in touch with any questions or feedback you have for us!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Alberta Lab Interface for Oscar EMR


*Exciting new update on May 15th!
"We just received final AHS approval for our first two offices! Extremely exciting. We're ready to go live once the interface and Oscar version issues have been solved!"


Oscar Host is  creating a labs interface for Oscar EMR in Alberta. We have already passed conformance testing for  Calgary Lab services and the other service areas should be fairly simple to pass once we recieve final approval from AHS. However, there are a couple of issues that will require further work before we can officially release the product.

First, the current version of the Alberta labs importer has been built into the newer version of Oscar 14 which isn't ready for use in most offices. We need to back-port this to Oscar 12.1 which is what most users are currently using in Alberta and around Canada.

Second, due to the way labs are formatted in Alberta and how conformance requires them to be displayed in the EMR there are some user interface issues involving displaying multiple labs on one page that will need to be solved before the system will be ready for in-office use.

We're simply looking to cover our costs for development and testing to launch this new labs interface and we will be attempting to commit this project back to the oscar source code once finished. In the meantime, as Oscar is open-source, should anyone like access to the code we are developing please just let us know.

If you are interested in the continued growth of Oscar in Alberta and throughout Canada please consider supporting this project.
Jordan Visco
CEO - OscarHost
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