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Dr. Patrick Bergeron, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences has engaged in a research contract with Omnimed, a Cookshire-based business that offers health care professionals electronic medical files. Omnimed is unique in this field in that it creates one electronic medical file per patient, and not per doctor, which facilitates collaboration among health care professionals. Omnimed currently holds two million active patient files. Dr. Bergeron collaborates with the company by working closely with research groups at McGill University and Université de Montréal, and with university hospitals (the McGill University Health Centre, the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal and the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke) to ensure that critical research may be undertaken in collaboration with Omnimed users, thus accelerating the rate at which scientific discoveries are integrated into current medical practice in Quebec. The research contract is being carried out in Dr. Bergeron’s Bishop’s University laboratory, and not only provides revenue to finance his own research and to Bishop’s University to cover overhead costs, but will also be pivotal in establishing professional collaborations between researchers across Quebec and with industry partners working in the field of health services and products.