Canadian Healthcare Innovators Create New Corporate Partnership

STI & iMD develop ground breaking technology collaboration

HALIFAX, May 3 /CNW/ - STI, the pioneer and leader in transactional marketing solutions for the Canadian healthcare market, announces its finalized corporate partnership with the technology group iMD Healthcare Canada based in Toronto, Ontario.

Similar to STI, iMD is a leading technology innovator in healthcare, providing an interactive approach to the patient experience. iMD's patented touchscreen terminals are placed in areas like physicians offices and clinics to provide the latest in medical information and education to patients. Physicians can utilize the state of the art technology through a very user-friendly interface that supplements their interactions with patients.

"Health care professionals across Canada are asking for increased awareness of our programs and the ability to electronically access our smart cards," says Steve Nicolle, CEO of STI. "iMD have a truly innovative solution that physicians will be utilizing throughout their patient interaction so it is the perfect place for our presence."

Under the terms of the joint marketing agreement, STI and iMD will work together to improve the patient experience utilizing electronic downloadable solutions for key needs like improved medication access and reimbursement.

"We are very excited about our new strategic partnership with STI that brings Health Care Professionals the smartest and most innovative digital drug sampling programs directly 'At The Point of Care'™ via our iMD touch terminals", says Kevin Delano, President & CEO of iMD Health Canada.

About STI 
STI (www.SmartSTI.com) is a Halifax, N.S. based company that provides innovative healthcare marketing solutions across the lifecycle of pharmaceutical and device brands, using its SmartTechnology™ platform as the source of real-time transactional intelligence to allow all stakeholders - manufacturer, pharmacy, prescriber, and payer - to optimize their patient relationships. STI has contracted with over 60 customers for a total of over 250 programs in the market to give patients and healthcare providers greater convenience by providing an enhanced pharmacy medication and device reimbursement process that is built on the safe delivery of healthcare through retail pharmacies across Canada.

About iMD
The iMD® Health Terminal serves as an interactive medical medium for instant health communication and provides a wide range of; medical illustrations, industry guidelines, videos, documents, drug information, detailing aids, monographs, research documents, patient literature, public health awareness and alerting, patient assessment and counselling tools and more. All content is email enabled, providing the information directly to the patients for home use / self care. iMD now operates across Canada, with a system exposure of over 2,600,000 patient visits/year - and growing each week.

SOURCE STI (SAMPLING TECHNOLOGIES INC.)

For further information:

Mary Jane Leslie, Marketing Associate
Tel: 1-902-442-2071
Maryjane.leslie@smartsti.com
www.smartSTI.com 

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