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HOLMAN CENTRE - ENABLE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC.

Enable Healthcare Canada Inc. has received nearly $700,000 in federal and provincial aid and has an option for over $600,000 in labour wage rebates from the provincial government for bringing its operations to the western capital. Enable Healthcare provides electronic health records and medical practice management systems to physicians on a subscription basis.

“Enable Healthcare offers a web-based system called MDnet that provides doctors with a number of services that allows them to manage their practice more easily,” said provincial Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning Allan Campbell. MDnet keeps track of billing and claims, provides ePrescription connections with pharmacies and labs, and allows for 24-hour access to trained support personnel.

Anthony Subbiah, president and co-founder of Enable Healthcare, said the progressive attitude taken by all levels of government and the co-operation afforded to his company, were key elements in making the decision to locate in Summerside, along with the availability of a skilled workforce. He said the company intends to be established here before the end of April and will begin with six core employees and expects there will be a need for as many as 20 employees by the end of their first year. “We believe that all the talent that we need is here in P.E.I.,” he said. “We believe that we will be growing this business to a substantial headcount of possibly 50 over the next three years.”

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea was among those on hand in downtown Summerside for the announcement. “Revitalization of this building is making it possible to allow more organizations like Enable Healthcare Canada to expand to Summerside,” Shea said. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is helping cover startup costs with an investment of $497,000 through its Business Development Program. Campbell said the Province will bolster the federal contribution to the new business with a $200,000 investment from the Equity Investor Program. The company will also be eligible for up to $662,000 in labour wage rebates from the provincial government.