WHAT is OSCAR BC?

OSCAR BC is a not for profit society that is a collaboration of BC’s OSCAR users, the companies providing OSCAR support (Chartered OSP’S), Software Developers, and IT Experts

WHY OSCAR BC?

OSCAR is now the #1 most widely used EMR in BC and the OSCAR movement is growing fast.Our rapid growth in a changing the Health IT landscape has made it necessary to create a central structure to support and improve OSCAR for its users and the patients we serve. We have come together to keep making OSCAR better 

WHEN was OSCAR BC Formed?

The OSCAR BC collaboration of users, developers, academics and OSP’s came together in 2016 to create OSCAR BC a non-for profit society.  The society is now collecting funds from users to oversee the future development of OSCAR in BC and to support the quality assurance process and ISO certification that are stewarded by the nationally based OSCAR EMR 

HOW does OSCAR BC work?

OSCAR’s success is a great example of the high success rates of open source projects in health information systems. Open source licensing promotes safer, more effective health information systems at lower costs (ref)

Like so many open source projects, one of the special features of OSCAR is community. OSCAR BC is working to harness the passion and daily experience of users to direct future development. The funds being collected will be used to gather BC user input to direct and prioritise future development 

WHO is OSCAR BC ?

The Oscar BC Board for 2017-2018 is made up of the following:

Oscar Users

  • Colleen Kirkham
  • Tracy Monk
  • John Yap
  • John Robertson

Executive Director

  • Ken Becotte

Academic

  • Jens Weber (UVic)
  • Morgan Price (UBC/UVic)

Developer

  • Dennis Warren (Colcamex Resources)

Chartered OSCAR Service Providers

  • Patti Rodger Kirkpatrick (OSCAR West)
  • Mike Thompson (NERD)
  • Peter Everett (OSCARprn)