OSCAR Canada Users Society
In 2007 a new not-for-profit society was registered in the Province of British Columbia called the:
"OSCAR Canada Users' Society"
Photo: BC User Group Gathers in Vancouver April 2008
The Oscar Canada Users Society (OCUS) is a community of people dedicated to fostering the growth of the OSCAR Users Community, and OSCAR users' satisfaction with OSCAR. OSCAR is a suite of Open Source applications including an Electronic Medical Record. OCUS is a cooperative social network which serves to channel helpful information among OSCAR users. OCUS also gathers and collates user input for feedback to OSCAR developers.
"The mission of OCUS is to provide an excellent and affordable electronic medical record, which is built on the principles of open source and community development."
Board of Directors of the Society:
2012-2013: Dr. David Chan (founder), Dr. Peter Hutten-Czapski (president), Dr. Jel Coward, Dr. Colleen Kirkham (secretary - documents), Dr. Karen Cunningham (secretary - minutes), Dr. Gunther Klein (treasurer), Dr. David Page, Dr. John Yap, Dr. Tomislav Svoboda, Dr John Robertson, Dr Morgan Price
2011-2012: Dr. David Chan, Dr. Jel Coward, Dr. Colleen Kirkham, Dr. Tracy Monk, Dr. Martin Dawes, Dr. Karen Cunningham, Dr. David Page, Dr. Peter Hutten-Czapski, Dr. Gunther Klein, Dr. John Yap, Dr. Tomislav Svoboda
2010-2011: Dr. David Chan, Dr. Jel Coward, Dr. Colleen Kirkham, Dr. Tracy Monk, Dr. Martin Dawes, Dr. Karen Cunningham, Dr. David Page, Dr. Peter Hutten-Czapski, Dr. Gunther Klein, Dr. John Yap, Dr. Robbie Coull
Conflict of Interest Declaration:
A resolution was passed by the directors that no person with a pecuniary interest in OSCAR may stand for board membership. This serves to ensure that directors of OCUS are all actual working physician users of OSCAR and none have a direct financial interest in OSCAR or in an OSCAR support business. Furthermore, board members volunteer their time and effort and receive no financial compensation for performing OCUS related work. For this reason none of the directors above have conflicts to declare.
The national general meetings are traditionally held in conjunction with the annual Family Medicine Forum of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. In addition, separate provincial user group meetings are held annually in BC and in Ontario. Details of upcoming meetings are announced on our home page here. To access minutes of previous general meetings click here.
Join the OSCAR Canada Users Society:
- If you are already an OSCAR using health care provider practising in Canada you are strongly encouraged to join the Society: Click here to join.
- To receive announcements, participate in discussions related to use of OSCAR and to learn new tips and tricks you are encouraged to subscribe here to the OSCAR email discussion list. Note that this is the relevant list for OSCAR users across Canada and the world (even though it started life as the "BC" list some time ago).
The OSCAR Awards!
To nominate someone in the OSCAR community for an award,
please send supporting information to the address below
For general inquiries to the directors of OCUS (Oscar Canada Users Society) please send your email to: