About EMPRSS

Emprss is a state of the art electronic data collection system that enables clinicians to capture, synthesize and report quality metrics for any medical procedure. This innovation allows for individuals or groups of physicians to reflect upon the their results, and to compare to existing quality benchmarks.

Our Team


Mike is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He has practiced in Peace River, Alberta, Canada since 1999, using his additional skills training in gastroenterology. Mike is passionate about quality measurement and improvement in procedural medicine and completed a MSc of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Alberta examining the quality of colonoscopies performed by Alberta Family Physicians. He was the principle investigator in the Alberta Primary Care Endoscopy (APC-Endo) and Alberta Family Physician Electronic Endoscopy (AFPEE) studies. Mike continues to service the community he loves while contributing academically to the University of Alberta Department of Family Medicine. As part of the PEER Team, he contributes to Tools for Practice, medical podcasts, CPD Roadshows, and academic detailing within the province, and enjoys presenting at local, provincial, national, and international events. Mike co-chairs the annual ASEP - Endoscopy Skills Day for Practicing Endoscopists and the largest primary care conference in Alberta - Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) conference. He is passionate about sports, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife and three great kids.


Nicole Olivier has worked in research for over 18 years in areas ranging from animal studies, pre-clinical trials, clinical trials and now pragmatic clinical trials. Nicole started out in research as a Veterinary Technologist and Master Laboratory Animal Technologist and is now a Project Management Professional. Based out of the University of Alberta, Nicole is the Clinical Study Coordinator for both the Pragmatic Trials Collaborative (www.pragmatictrials.ca) and EnACt (Enhancing Alberta's Primary Care Research Networks www.primarycareresearch.ca). Nicole's area of focus is clinical research project management and through EnACt, provides support to Alberta's academic and community practitioners conducting primary care research. In her spare time, Nicole can be found outside running with her dogs & exploring Alberta with her family.


Dr. Donald MacIntosh is Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax and the Medical Director of the Nova Scotia Colon Cancer Prevention Program. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed gastroenterology training at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. MacIntosh joined the medical staff of the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax in 1999 practicing with interests in IBD and therapeutic endoscopy. Since 2007, his main clinical interests have included colon cancer screening and endoscopy quality assurance. Dr. MacIntosh has served in various administrative roles including co-chair of the Research Ethics Board, District Endoscopy Chief and Interim Division Chief of Gastroenterology at Dalhousie University. Since 2013, Dr. MacIntosh has served as national co-chair of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Skills Enhancement for Endoscopy program. He has taught endoscopy skills improvement courses nationally and internationally.

In 2017, Dr. MacIntosh stepped back from fulltime clinical practice and took on the role of Medical Lead for the NSCCPP. He is currently waiting to be released from COVID to go on a long walk!