KELOWNA, BC, September 1, 2011 – (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 Corporation (“Optimed”) has completed and passed the validation testing process for Ontario’s EMR Specification 4.0 and has been Conditionally Approved. OntarioMD, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Medical association, manages eHealth Ontario’s EMR Adoption Program, which funds and assists physicians to acquire, implement and adopt IT.
Optimed has made the required changes to Accuro® EMR software to meet the Ontario EMR Specification 4.0 requirements and is proceeding to the “live” pilot phase. At this time, Accuro is listed as a Conditionally Approved product on the OntarioMD website in the EMR Advisor section. Once the “live” pilot phase has been completed successfully, Accuro® EMR will be Funding Eligible.
“Having Accuro® EMR pass EMR Specification 4.0 conformance testing and achieve Conditional Approval in Canada’s largest physician market is a major milestone in our efforts to enhance patient care and physician productivity across Canada” said Al Hildebrandt, CEO of QHR and President of Optimed who adds, “Optimed, having made the required changes to their Accuro EMR software, including the OLIS (Ontario Laboratories Information System) Interface and the HRM (Hospital Report Manager) Interface will provide our physician customers with even more integration and efficiency is in the future. This achievement further demonstrates Optimed’s commitment and ability to meet provincial technical requirements, both enhancing our software and enabling our customers to access physician EMR funding”.
Accuro® EMR has been an approved CMS Specification 3.0 EMR product offering eligible for funding within the province of Ontario since November 25, 2010. New physician client agreements for funding of Ontario’s current Specification 3.0 offering continue until January 2012.
With current round conformance and funding eligible status in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario along with eligibility for BC’s PITO Alternative Specialist Funding Program Optimed is emerging as Canada’s leading national EMR vendor. Currently Optimed services over 4,000 physicians on our product offerings.
By joining Optimed, they are part of the over 4,000 physician clients who have made Accuro® EMR one of Canada’s most widely used EMR systems. Being a strong vendor in larger markets such as Ontario provides some national stability for the clients to partner with in automating their medical practices”.
The company also announced on August 24, 2011 that it has achieved the ISO 13485:2003 certification, which is a mandatory requirement for Ontario EMR Specification 4.0.
Optimed is hosting its third annual user conference in Kelowna from September 15-17, 2011.
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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
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
President and CEO
ABOUT QHR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
QHR now operates three business units in distinct markets:
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.
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.
The Hosting division 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. These solutions are targeted at EMR clients looking for an enhanced ASP option, required by some provincial governments.
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