This EMR Certification approach reduces the probability of de-certification, and Manitoba will do everything within its control to mitigate this risk going forward. However, there are scenarios under which a product could be de-certified. Reasons may include, for example, product non-compliance or events in the marketplace. If a product no longer meets assessment criteria, Manitoba will work with the vendor to correct the deficiency before de-certification is considered. Information regarding the certification status of each EMR product will be shared through the Digital Health section of the Shared Health website.
The software market is dynamic and subject to change (e.g. mergers, acquisitions, withdrawal from a market, other changes in the vendor’s strategic direction, etc.). These changes could lead to de-certification and are beyond the control of EMR Purchasers and Manitoba. EMR purchasers must be aware of the business risk associated with any important technology purchase. Read our Purchaser Responsibilities summary for more information.
If an EMR product is de-certified, this does not mean that your clinic must change products. EMR purchase decisions are individual clinic decisions, and are dependent on the strategic priorities of your clinic. Manitoba will assess the potential implications for any clinic known to be using that EMR, and communicate directly with them. Our team will be available to answer questions, and ensure clinics have the information available to make informed decisions.