Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Medical Records

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a practice-based computer application that enables longitudinal collection of patient information. Currently, more than 1,100 physicians in Nova Scotia are using an EMR in their practice. 

Two EMR vendors (TELUS Health Solution Inc. and QHR Technologies) provide EMR solutions for Nova Scotia physicians.


TELUS Health Solutions Inc. 

TELUS Health Solutions currently markets and supports the Med Access EMR in Nova Scotia.

Med Access

Med Access is a web-based, highly configurable EMR that adapts to individual clinic and user preferences and work styles supporting ready integration into a clinical practice. Med Access is deployed across Canada with settings ranging from solo practices to medical schools to province-wide EMR collaboratives.

Telus also supports the Practimax EMR (which will no longer be supported past December 2020) and the Nightingale-on-Demand EMR, which will be fully decommissioned by December 2020.

Click here for information regarding the discontinuance of support for the Practimax solution.

Click here for information regarding the decommissioning of Nightingale-on-Demand.

QHR Technologies

AccuroEMR is developed and supported by QHR Technologies, which is part of Loblaw Companies Ltd. AccuroEMR offers physicians a full suite of medical software, provides cloud-based electronic medical records, and clinic and patient management modules. Accuro is a flexible EMR system that is easily configured to support the unique workflows of each provider and clinic.

Funding for EMRs

The current Master Agreement provides financial assistance to physicians who implement and operate EMRs. Click here for more information about EMR funding.

Are you looking for support or are you interested in adopting an EMR?

Reach out to DNS

Doctors Nova Scotia’s EMR advisors can give you guidance and advice about all aspects of EMRs, including funding support. 

For technical support, reach out to EMR vendors:

TELUS Health Solutions
Paul Cosgrove
Account Manager, Atlantic Canada
902- 292-7085
Paul.Cosgrove@telus.com

QHR Technologies
David Krish 
Regional Sales & Implementation Manager (Nova Scotia)
902-830-0838 
david.krish@QHRtech.com