Grants exist and allow you to benefit from generous returns on invoices issued by your electronic medical record (EMR) provider. Almost all monthly bills are covered by these programs.
A first program allows general practitioners to obtain a reimbursement of the costs associated with the use of an EMR by means of codes of acts specifically created for this purpose. Whether you are working in a family medicine group (FMG), a non-FMG or if you're involved in a super clinic's walk-in, more than 450$ can be claimed each quarter for fees of a license related to the use of an EMR.
Computer equipment and Internet connexion fees are also included in that program! Consult the section 17.00 Frais de cabinet liés à l'utilisation d'un DME to learn more about general conditions to claim your refund.
Furthermore, the Programme québécois d'adoption du dossier médical électronique (PQADME), also available for general physicians, was launched in the last years. Inscriptions ended August 31th, 2016. Thus, you must already be registered to the program to receive refunds. About this first program:
Allowed amounts differ depending on the clinic type you work in (FMG, non-FMG, private or public establishment).
The selected EMR must be certified (Omnimed is).
You must participate in the Quebec Health Record (QHR).
The maximum amount allowed can reach $1400 annually for an EMR license.
Furthermore, EMR implementation and computer equipment costs are both eligible for a refund of up to 70% of a maximum of 5000$.
Visit this website to learn more.
It is also possible to receive grants for some training offered on the Omnimed EMR. We offer personalized support to help you get this financial help!