TRIP is interested in ensuring clinicians have easy access to the best available evidence. That’s why we’re thrilled to see TRIP available to the users of OSCAR Canada. As the wikipedia article states:

“OSCAR McMaster is a web-based electronic medical record (EMR) system initially developed for academic primary care clinics. It has grown into a comprehensive EMR and billing system used by many doctor’s offices and private medical clinics in Canada and other parts of the world. The name is derived from where it was created and an acronym; OSCAR stands for Open Source Clinical Application and Resource and McMaster refers to McMaster University, where it was developed. It enables the delivery of evidence resources at the point of care.”

I”m particularly thrilled to be on OSCAR as it’s an open source project.

Below are some screenshots (click to make bigger) from the first round of integration, a few flaws to be ironed out, but nothing major.

It’s not our first time on an electronic medical record (or sometimes called an electronic health record) – see our October 2009 post TRIP and Electronic Health Records (EHR). I love this integration with ‘point of care’, bringing the evidence closer to where care is delivered.