Secure. Connected. Feature-Rich. Cost-Effective.

OSCAR was created by Dr. David Chan and McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine. It has evolved with McMaster’s leadership and vital contributions from its dedicated open-source community and the OSCAR Service Providers who install and support the software.

Our shared vision is to enable continuous improvement in health outcomes and services, which includes making the experience and results the best they can be for the providers and recipients of care. Offering OSCAR as a progressive, cost-effective EMR is key to realizing this vision.

Features and benefits of OSCAR include:


Patient Record:

  • Health Tracker
  • Secure remote access from outside the clinic
  • Electronic Charting with Cumulative Patient Profile
  • Prevention module which captures and tabulates outstanding preventative and intervention practices



  • Third Party, Provincial and Direct Billing
  • Billing “Super codes” to help capture billable procedures
  • Customizable templates to make billing easier


  • Patient registration and roster management
  • Complete and customizable scheduling
  • Reminder and task assigning system
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  • Drug to drug interaction
  • Allergy alerts
  • Prescription favorites
  • Patients preferred pharmacy
  • Treatment recommendation through Know2Act (K2A)



  • Hospital Report Management (HRM)
  • Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS)
  • Integrated Apps/Services- extend OSCAR’s capabilities through approved integrations that also give back to the OSCAR Community
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  • Create unique, simple and customized html time- saving templates
  • Automated customizable forms
  • Many electronic forms (Antenatal, Rourke, Growth Charts)
  • Access and organize eForms from trusted members of OSCAR community through K2A


Secure Messaging:

  • Secure internal messaging system
  • Peer-reviewed software development and quality control
  • All access by password-protected login
  • Complete audit trail Second level authentication for remote access
  • Automatic nightly data back-up



  • Mobile compatible
  • Internal referral System
  • Disease Registry