Inspiring innovation. Connecting care.

Patient-centered, safe, efficient healthware systems.

We’ve been successfully providing healthware applications for more than five decades, becoming known as the leader in medication management and pharmacy solutions. Our systems have been used in facilities across North America including general care and teaching hospitals, leading acute-care, oncology, pediatric and long-term care facilities, clinics, ambulatory/outpatient dispensing sites, correctional institutions as well as mental health and rehabilitation centers. 

But we’re not content to rest on our laurels. 

We continue to push the boundaries to see how technology can empower the next generation of healthcare providers. With the launch of our MöV platform, we’re writing the next chapter of our storied history, one that harnesses innovation to develop connected care solutions. 

An Innovative Past and Promising Future

From developing and implementing the first automated pharmacy system in the 1970s to taking part in the initial HL7 working sessions in 1989 to launching MöV in 2020, we continually prioritize connected care to provide patient centered, safe and efficient healthware systems.

1960/70s Pioneer in Innovative Technology

  • 1968 BDM Information Systems Ltd. is founded with the idea that hospital workflows can be computerized. The first product for hospital pharmacies is designed.
  • 1970 BDM founders present a paper on computerization and demonstrate the first automated pharmacy system ever exhibited at the ASHP Clinical Meeting.
  • 1973 BDM enters into a development contract with Spear Medical Systems to bring the product to maturity.
  • 1977 Retail version of the pharmacy system launches.
  • 1978 BDM interfaces its pharmacy system to a hospital mainframe for the purpose of receiving admitting information and sending billing information.
  • 1979 Sales and support centers open in both the U.S. and Canada.

1980s Leadership in Interoperability

  • 1980 BDM Pharmacy is redesigned as a hospital version to run on larger microcomputers.
  • 1985 A major HMO in the U.S. contracts BDM to design hardware and custom software for their ambulatory/outpatient care facilities across the U.S. These facilities, located in 13 major cities, are linked via telecommunication to multiple dispensing sites.
  • 1986 Long-term Care Facility Management System is designed.
  • 1989 BDM develops and installs software for the Government of Saskatchewan’s point of sale terminals to capture and transfer pharmacy data between the pharmacy and the Saskatchewan Health central database.
    • Interfaces to Micromedex drug databases and Baxter ATC are added to the list of interfaces. These are in addition to the Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) and Billing interfaces that are now standard for all hospital installations.
    • Addition of the barcode technology application for patient charging.
    • Introduction of the Hand-held Ordering Device download to the Pharmacy system to produce purchase orders for wholesale ordering.
    • BDM is part of the initial HL7 working sessions focused on the adoption of a healthcare-specific protocol for systems integration.

1990s Decade of Integration

  • 1991 Shared Data Research (SDR) national user survey awards BDM Pharmacy the top rating for hospitals with 500 beds or more.
    • Transition to HL7 standard for interfaces.
    • Online adjudication implemented at one of the largest HMOs in the U.S. with over 25 dispensing sites.
    • Medispan DTMS clinical database is added to the list of clinical interfaces.
    • Pyxis Medstation integration is completed.
  • 1995 New Windows client/server product is released.
  • 1996 MedSelect by Diebold is added to the list of interfaces installed.
  • 1998 AHI RxObot and Clintec Automix/Micromix compounding devices are added to installed interfaces.
  • 1999 Certification is complete for the online adjudication of medication claims by B.C. Ministry of Health’s PharmaNet system.

2000s Recognition and Change

  • 2000 Y2K passes without issue.
  • 2001-2008 BDM Pharmacy is recognized as number one by KLAS.
  • 2002 Biometrics are introduced to further enhance security.
    • BDM releases a HIPAA-compliant version of the online adjudication module.
    • BDM is acquired by General Electric (GE).
  • 2004 CPOE interfaces live at first site.
  • 2007 First on-site installation of the Medication Administration module, a mobile, barcode-enabled bedside point-of-care application providing electronic verification and recording of the medication administration process.
  • 2009 eFulfillment module is added for ambulatory sites.
  • 2011 Product is translated into French for installation in Quebec.
    • Applications begin supporting EDI832 price updates and EDI850 PO export files from drug wholesalers.
    • Conversion to ICD10 and NCPDP VD.0 standards are completed.

2013 A New Beginning

  • 2013 BDM acquires the Centricity Pharmacy business and operations from GE.
    • Leveraging advancements in technology, BDM launches the next generation AXIS ® platform and product development team.
  • 2014 Homewood Health Centre implements eMAR on the BDM AXIS platform integrated with the BDM Pharmacy system. 
    • BDM enters into an agreement with Homewood Health Centre to develop Provider Order Entry (POE) on the  AXIS ® platform, resulting in POE for medications, labs, dietary and general orders.    
  • 2015 BDM enters into an agreement with TIBCO for Jaspersoft Reporting Software for its next-generation reporting software for all BDM products.
  • 2017 BDM implements BDM Pharmacy on AWS Cloud for a U.S. client for the first time.
    • BDM implements its first AXIS ® Inventory product (Inventory Management) on AWS Cloud for a U.S. client for the first time.
    • Homewood Health Centre completes its implementation of POE on the BDM AXIS platform.
  • 2018 The Government of Saskatchewan completes its implementation of BDM Pharmacy as the Provincial Pharmacy Information System. 
  • 2020 BDM launches MöV, its ninth generation Pharmacy Information System, and new EHR Optimization workflows under the new corporate name BDM Healthware Inc.