KELOWNA, BC, March 30, 2012 – (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Technologies Inc. (“QHR” or the “Company”) a leader in the Canadian Healthcare Information Technology sector, is pleased to announce today that its EMR division OptiMed Software (“OptiMed”) has achieved Canada Health Infoway’s Electronic Medical Record (“EMR”) National Class (N-Class) certification.
Canada Health Infoway has developed EMR certification in concert with its jurisdictional partners, to ensure that EMR solutions conform to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.
“I am pleased to announce Accuro® EMR has been granted Infoway certification, an achievement that dovetails with Infoway’s mandate that authorized health care providers have access to the right patient information at the right time, through secure connections to electronic health record systems,” said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. In order to achieve certification, OptiMed’s Accuro®EMR software underwent an assessment process to demonstrate that it met or exceeded the high standards set by Infoway Certification Services.
“This certification demonstrates our strong commitment and continued investment in supporting the Canada Health Infoway mandate. Supporting over 9,000 physicians across Canada, the certification is welcome news and affirms QHR as a market leader in the EMR industry in Canada,” said Al Hildebrandt, CEO, QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR entered the Canadian EMR market in 2004 and now serves physicians, many of whom were Canada’s EMR pioneers and advocates for a national EMR system, across six provinces.
Infoway‘s strategic efforts to hasten EMR adoption and use at the point of care in community and out-patient care settings, leverages and connects to the work that has already been done to build jurisdictional electronic health record systems that allow authorized clinicians access to key information about their patients’ health histories.
About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of information and communications technology projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will help foster a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.
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About QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR operates two business units in distinct markets:
The Electronic Medical Records (“EMR”) division offers a suite of medical software modules that provides computer-based medical records for family physicians, medical specialists, and surgeons, as well as administrative modules for billing and patient scheduling, that is a key component of the move throughout Canada to provide electronic healthcare records for all Canadians. QHR specializes in EMR ASP Hosting solutions both on-site and off-site, which consist of custom application hosted solutions, exchange email hosting, office software packages, mobile messaging services, server archiving and many other custom solutions and services as required by some provincial governments.
The Enterprise Management Software (“EMS”) division specializes in workforce management software, which consists of integrated payroll, staff scheduling and human resource software, and in customized financial management software built on the Microsoft Dynamics GP platform. These products are targeted at complex healthcare, social services and public safety markets.
For a more complete business and financial profile of the Company, management encourages interested parties to visit the Company’s website: www.QHRtechnologies.com. For specific information on Optimed or EMR inquiries visit www.Optimedsoftware.com
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President and CEO
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