December 17, 2014 – Toronto, ON – At the Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA) of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, CognisantMD was recently honoured with the F.W. Sheps Award for Innovation and Technology. This award is granted to a creative and innovative company that is using technology to educate ASA delegates or improve patient care with their products.
“On behalf of the college I would like to congratulate CognisantMD. Their idea shows great promise in extending the physicians EMR software outside of the office,” said Dr. Franklin Sheps. “I was especially interested in the ability for doctors using different EMRs to contribute and build templates.”
CognisantMD’s Ocean Platform™ allows patients to share information with their physician in whole new way. Using touchscreen tablets and secure online forms, patients can register, provide a concise history, complete screening tools, and participate in research, all from the waiting room. OceanWave™ is compatible with any EMR, with added features available for Ontario’s leading EMRs including TELUS PS Suite®, OSCAR, and Accuro.
“We are honoured and excited to have our Ocean Platform recognized through this award, especially by Dr. Sheps, who is a pioneer and innovator in healthcare technology in his own right,” said Dr. Doug Kavanagh, Co-Founder of CognisantMD. “It’s rewarding to see our technology already making a real difference in primary care, and to see my peers embrace Ocean to improve patient interaction, quality of care, and research.”
CognisantMD™ is a leading provider of health informatics and clinical decision support technology, specializing in electronic medical records optimization, healthcare quality improvement, and clinical research. CognisantMD’s Ocean Platform uses mobile, cloud-based technology to help streamline and improve interactions between patients, healthcare providers and staff, and researchers. Over 950 physicians use CognisantMD tools in clinics across Ontario, including St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Ottawa. For more information, visit www.cognisantmd.com.