WHAT is OSCAR BC?

OSCAR BC is a non-profit society that is a collaboration of BC’s OSCAR users, the companies providing OSCAR support—Chartered OSCAR Service Providers (OSPs), Software Developers, and IT Experts

WHY OSCAR BC?

OSCAR is the #1 most widely used EMR in BC and the OSCAR movement is growing fast. Our rapid growth, in a changing 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-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 the community. OSCAR BC is harnessing the passion and daily experience of users to direct future development. The funds being collected are used to gather BC user input to direct and prioritize future OSCAR-related projects 

WHAT is the OSCAR BC 2018-2019 Strategic Plan?

Click to read about the Vision, Mission, Values, Purpose, Goals, and Implementation Strategies of OSCAR BC.

WHO is OSCAR BC ?

The OSCAR BC Board includes the following people:

Oscar Users

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

Executive Director

  • Ken Becotte

Academic

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

Chartered OSCAR Service Providers

Developer

  • Dennis Warren (Colcamex Resources)