Total Cost of Ownership and Cloud EDI

Like many businesses you probably faced the requirement to do EDI with one of your customers at some point.  At the time you were probably looking for a “cheap and cheerful” solution with low-up front setup costs and minimal on-going rates to keep the total costs of doing business with that customer as low as possible.  Makes sense.  If this sounds familiar, you probably went with an on-line or ‘Cloud EDI’ solution.  Using a Cloud EDI system, you login to a web application to retr... Read More

Updates from the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Chicago #2

Why UK is Ranked #1 - Quality of Care for Cost of Service Canada is ranked #9 globally out of 11 in an overall ranking of health care systems in the Commonwealth Fund developed nations 2014 ranking. However, this ranking isn’t due to lack of spending, we are ranked #7 out of 11 on healthcare expenditures per capita – in the middle of the pack. Part of our lower overall rating relates to “Quality Care” as we scored low in the categor... Read More

Commport Upgrades to a New Network Switching Infrastructure

Commport is committed to supporting our clients and business partners with the latest technology to ensure that key mission critical business processes are able to achieve the maximum uptime possible. By using the latest technology focusing on efficient routing of network traffic, resiliency, redundancy and failover capabilities, we are able to deliver the responsiveness and reliability that our clients need and deserve and have come to expect from Commport. Commport recently achieved... Read More

GS1 Global Healthcare Conference – Standards

Commport attended the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference held in Chicago from October 16-19. I wanted to share my learnings from the GS1 Healthcare Conference The conference brought together over 340 healthcare sector professionals from over 40 countries.  Dialogues, ... Read More

Commport Speaks at Canadian Public Procurement Council Conference

Commport was pleased to participate in the Canadian Public Procurement Council 2017 Conference ( in Ottawa on November 6th. Our own Eric Blanchette-Ouellet gave a presentation on the many pitfalls that await any organization – public or private – when they enter the world of innovation in procurement. The presentation, titled “How to fail”, brought together five of the worst habits that are prone to plague a pro... Read More

GS1 Canada: Friend or Foe?

Written by Tim Wilson on June 21, 2017 for  Tech Tonic by Tim Wilson The healthcare supply chain in Canada is ripe for transformation, but progress to date has been slower than expected. Some of this might be due to confusion with regard to the role of GS1 Canada, a not-for-profit organization that, by its own admission, is dedicated to fostering the continuous development and adoption of global e-commerce standards. ... Read More

Advancing Healthcare in Ontario

Within hours of receiving the Expert Panel Report, Commport made a public statement of support for the proposals put forward. >> Read it here! Commport did make a presentation to the Expert Panel as part of their complete market-wide interview process, and the suggestions we presented were well received by the Panel. The Report recommendations closely ... Read More

Commport Communications International, inc. Supports Expert Panel Recommendations for Ontario’s Healthcare Sector Supply Chain

AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - As a leading provider of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and as the only certified Canadian Global Data Synchronization Network data pool, Commport Communications International, inc. ("Commport") was pleased today with the recommendations of the government appointed Expert Panel in their review of Ontario's Healthcare Sector Supply Chain. "We commend Ontario's Mini... Read More

10th Annual Healthcare Supply Chain Conference 2017

HSCN’s National Supply Chain’s Conference and Exhibition The Leading Edge of New Horizons, is designed for senior management, executives, decision makers and professionals integral to improving supply chain efficiencies.The conference runs from May 15-17 and offers excellent opportunities for healthcare supply chain professionals and caters specifically to the Canadian market. Commport is very excited to be a sponsor and part of the annual conference.... Read More