KELOWNA, BC, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") a leader in the
Healthcare Information Technology sector, reports that its Electronic
Medical Records ("EMR") division and Novari Health are collaboratively
integrating their technologies to bring the combined benefits of two
popular systems to Canadian healthcare providers and patients. This
collaboration will help in the national effort to reduce regional and
provincial surgical wait times.
QHR's EMR division, as developers of the acclaimed Accuro® EMR system
and Novari Health, the makers of Novari Access to Care™, ("ATC") a
complementary surgical wait times, wait list management and remote
booking system are working to provide surgeons with improved systems
integration and efficiencies around patient visits to specialist
consultants and surgeons.
"Over the past few years QHR has seen the progress Novari Health has
made into hospitals, health regions and provincial groups for its
surgical ATC application. Information has not effectively flowed
automatically from the specialist's EMR to hospitals and this gap in
the system creates confusion around wait times for patients and creates
natural inefficiencies that come with unconnected systems. QHR and
Novari are bringing our technologies together to provide surgeons,
hospitals, and regions efficiencies, plus better information on wait
time statistics" say Al Hildebrandt, CEO of QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR's Accuro®EMR has been managing surgeon waitlists since 2004 allowing
the clinics to know exactly how long patients are waiting and schedule
the patient visits efficiently. The integration with Novari will allow
this waitlist information to link to the hospital surgical booking
systems, removing duplicated effort and improving the accuracy of the
Novari's Access to Care system is the only off-the-shelf surgical
eBooking, automated provincial wait times reporting, wait list
management, pre-op standardization and business intelligence system of
"The alliance and integration brings together QHR's Accuro EMR product,
the national leader in the specialist EMR market and our own team of
developers and clinicians who are responsible for the continued and
growing success of our Novari Access to Care solution." Dr. John
Marshall, Novari Health President & CEO.
When integration is complete, it will dramatically improve the ability
for information to flow between the Accuro EMR and the Novari Access to
QHR entered the Canadian EMR market in 2004. Since then, through strong
organic growth and several strategic acquisitions, QHR supports over
9,000 physicians in six provinces, many of whom were Canada's EMR
pioneers and advocates for a national EMR system helping us grow into
the leader we are today.
About Novari Health Corporation
The Novari Access to Care system is helping to reduce surgical wait
times at leading hospitals and health regions in Ontario, Manitoba and
Nova Scotia. The Novari system integrates the specialist offices with
the Operating Room and other hospital based care venues while providing
real time accurate wait time information to the various provincial wait
An important element of the Novari system's success has been its ability
to integrate with a host of provincial and hospital based software
systems. Novari Health's list of business partners includes a who's
who list of the premier enterprise healthcare technology vendors.
Novari Access to Care is the only system of its kind in North America
and is developed by a team of software developers and clinicians in
Incorporated in 2003, Novari is currently celebrating its tenth
anniversary. With the recent addition of a number of new hospital
clients and the expansion of Novari ATC at existing client sites,
Novari Health continues to grow and innovate.
About QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR is a leader in quality and technology, providing software and
services in the following markets:
In the Electronic Medical Records ("EMR") market, QHR offers a suite of
medical software modules that provide 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 also provides on-site and
off-site (ASP) hosting capabilities for the EMR market.
In the Healthcare Transaction Processing ("HTP") market, QHR provides
best in class software solutions and transaction processing services
that encourage "interoperability" to assist health care providers,
payers and intermediaries capture and exchange information. QHR's
clients include Physicians, Hospitals, Health Plans, Insurance Brokers
and State Governments. QHR's software supports processes such as Health
Plan Enrolment, Health Insurance Eligibility, Health Insurance Claims,
Claim Payments and Provider to Provider Collaboration of supporting
referral and compliance documentation. The HTP market QHR services is
primarily in the US.
In the Enterprise Management Software ("EMS") market, QHR 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 environments.
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For further information:
For further QHR information, please contact;
Al Hildebrandt, President & CEO
Jerry Diener, VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Jim Wilson, VP Marketing & Communications
For further Novari Health information, please contact;
John Sinclair, VP Business Development
613-531-3008 (ext. 206)