Primary Care/Community Information Systems (PCIS) Office
Established in 2008, the Primary Care/Community Information Systems (PCIS) Office was developed to support the adoption and effective use of electronic medical records (EMRs) and other technology by physicians and other clinicians in primary care and community-based specialties throughout Manitoba.
Who we are
The PCIS Office team has evolved to meet provincial information technology needs. Our team includes a variety of resources focusing on:
- supporting technology adoption, implementation and optimization to support the provincial primary care strategy and provincial primary care initiatives
- linking primary care providers to provincial services that provide the right information to the right person at the right time in the right place
- facilitating and coordinating activities to optimize EMR use, improve data quality, and promote continuous quality improvement
- managing a provincial process for developing, releasing and validating provincial EMR requirements
The PCIS Office provides support and coordination for:
- Manitoba EMR Certification (application window closed April 1, 2016)
- Manitoba Peer-to-Peer Network
- Primary care data extract
- EMR optimization and data quality improvement
- Provincial EMR requirements and enhancements
In 2010, the PCIS Office launched the EMR Adoption Program, which closed March 30, 2015. More information is available here.
Supporting primary care direction in Manitoba
Through collaboration with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL), the PCIS Office works to integrate and support the use of health technologies for provincial primary care initiatives such as:
- Home Clinic
- My Health Teams
- Interprofessional Team Demonstration Initiative
- Family Doctor for All
- Advanced Access
- Chronic disease tariffs
Visit the Primary Care website for more information.