KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - (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
and can be viewed at https://www.emradvisor.ca/node/525. 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
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.
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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release include that "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". Risks that may prevent or
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