Healthscreen’s Type 1 Data Share allows physician groups to implement gradually and avoids the privacy issues that affect overly centralized solutions.

Healthscreen CEO and president Stewart Davis said Healthscreen’s Data Sharing Solution will accelerate physician implementation among family health groups, family health teams, family health organizations and other groups that have hesitated implementing an EMR solution due to privacy, flexibility and cost concerns.

"Our clients have told repeatedly that they want to have control for their data; they do not want it to be stored in a massive centralized database as the privacy risks are too great. Healthscreen is excited to provide Ontario physicians with an excellent choice that both meets their stated requirements and is eligible for the Ontario funding program," Davis said.

OntarioMD is a subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association that offers physicians information technology resources needed to support their growing practice and patient needs.