Practice Resources

Electronic medical records

Currently, over 1,000 physicians in Nova Scotia are using an EMR in their practice.

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a practice-based computer application that enables longitudinal collection of patient information.

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

TELUS Health Solutions Inc. 
TELUS Health Solutions currently supports three EMR products in Nova Scotia; Med Access, Practimax and Nightingale.

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.


Practimax is an EMR that offers integrated electronic claims submission and labs & DI results for Nova Scotia. TELUS Health Solutions acquired Practimax and its business operations in September 2017. Practimax users continue to receive support from the Practimax team, now with the added resources of the national TELUS Health Solutions team.

Nightingale is a web-based EMR, which offers physicians a range of functionality including management of medical records, billing and interoperability solutions, clinical notes, e-prescriptions. TELUS Health Solutions acquired Nightingale in September 2016 and will continue to support the product until Dec. 31, 2019.

QHR Technologies

QHR’s Accuro EMR offers physicians a suite of medical software modules that provides computer-based medical records for specialist, primary care, and allied health professionals, as well as administrative modules for billing and patient scheduling. Accuro EMR software provides electronic storage and instant availability of clinical information to authorized users at the point of care.

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.

Reach out to EMR vendors

TELUS Health Solutions
Shawn Bellefleur
Atlantic Regional Manager, Sales and Business Development


QHR Technologies
David Krish
Regional Sales & Implementation Manager (Nova Scotia)