Olympus Canada Becomes Exclusive Distributor for gGastro

Boca Raton, Fla. – May 19, 2016 – gMed Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of gMed, Inc., a Modernizing Medicine company, announced today that Olympus Canada, Inc. (“Olympus Canada”) is now the exclusive distributor in Canada for gGastro’s Endoscopy Report Writer (ERW).

This broadens the working relationship with Olympus, a global medical device and optical technology leader, which chose the gGastro ERW as a preferred replacement for its EndoWorks platform, which is being discontinued. The new agreement will expand this established collaboration internationally and classify Olympus Canada as the exclusive distributor of gGastro’s ERW for its current and future hospital customers in Canada.

“We are proud to further our relationship with Olympus,” stated Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine. “With Olympus’ large share of the global gastrointestinal endoscope market, particularly in Canada, we can now reach hospitals and their gastroenterologists in need of streamlined workflow and documentation procedures. The software will be installed and supported locally in Canada by Olympus Canada, which will be a big convenience for clients.”

ERW is one of several modules fully integrated into the gGastro suite of solutions, which embraces the shift towards clinical quality care guidelines. The gGastro EHR system is the market leader earning Black Book’s top ranking for 6 consecutive years and is used in many hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and gastroenterology offices across the United States.

gMed, in cooperation with Olympus, has developed a comprehensive conversion program allowing EndoWorks customers to view and search existing reports in the gGastro ERW. This solution should make the transition seamless for current EndoWorks users.

“We continue to focus on providing the most comprehensive offering to our clients,” stated Bill Collins, President and CEO of Olympus Canada. “Finding the best possible solution to replace Endoworks and enhance our client’s capabilities was critical as we move forward.”

For more information and to see product demos, please visit gMed at Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) booth 217 from May 19-22 in Dallas; at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) booth 3626 from May 22-24 in San Diego; the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) booth 331 from May 22-24 in Seattle; and at www.modmed.com/gastroenterology.

About gMed, a Modernizing Medicine Company
gMed, a Modernizing Medicine company, provides the gastroenterology industry with a fully integrated platform consisting of an EHR system, Endoscopy Report Writer, practice management solution, patient portal, data analytics and revenue cycle management services.

gMed Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of gMed, Inc. For more information, please visit www.gmed.ca or call 604-260-5504. 

About Olympus
Olympus is a global medical device and optical technology leader focused on enhancing people’s lives every day through innovative solutions in its core business areas of Medical and Surgical Products, Scientific Solutions, and Cameras and Audio Recorders. From its introduction of the first gastro-camera in 1950 to the recently introduced Olympus 4K Ultra High Definition OR Video Imaging System, Olympus has revolutionized major advancements that are transforming the future, today.

Olympus Canada Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation of the Americas – is headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario. For more information, please visit www.olympuscanada.com or call (289) 269-0100.