David Chan, McMaster University

Associate Professor Family Medicine Hamilton, Ontario dchan@mcmaster.ca Office: (905) 575-1300

Bio/Research

David Chan is a Professor and Director of Information Technology with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. He received his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University in 1998. He is a full-time family physician at the Stonechurch Family Health Centre. He worked as ...

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Bio/Research

David Chan is a Professor and Director of Information Technology with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. He received his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University in 1998. He is a full-time family physician at the Stonechurch Family Health Centre. He worked as a software engineer prior to entering the field of medicine.

He has devoted the past 25 years to developing Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions to enhance patient care. He has developed a set of web-based applications collectively known as OSCAR (Open Source Clinical Applications and Resources). These include an Electronic Medical Record (http://oscarcanada.org), a patient controlled personal health record (http://myoscar.org), a social networking system for clinical providers to exchange medication information and practice tips (http://mydrugref.org), and a clinical resource database (http://res.oscarmcmaster.org).

His other teaching and research interests include evidence-based medicine and care of the elderly.



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