Solidarity Fund QFL Banks on Innovative Companies and Boosts Its Investment in Omni-Med.com Inc. to $4.5 Million



    MONTREAL, April 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Solidarity Fund QFL (the "Fund") is
increasing its investment in Omni-Med.com Inc. ("Omni-Med.com") to
$4.5 million. Omni-Med.com specializes in technology solutions that enable
health institutions to electronically manage patient records.
    With these solutions and the patient authorization, physicians and
clinicians can share information and access, in real time, their patients'
records from any practice setting. The Fund's additional $2.5 million
investment will enable Omni-Med.com to develop its offering so as to better
meet its clientele's needs. The company is currently implementing its
electronic solutions in the Mauricie, Centre du Québec, Bas St-Laurent, Laval
and Montérégie regions.
    "Omni-Med.com knew how to seize an opportunity and as a result, is an
industry leader in the Québec market. Its future also bodes well thanks to a
management team that has clearly demonstrated its business acumen and
expertise. The Fund is proud to be associated with such an innovative Québec
company," stated Jacques Bernier, the Fund's Senior Vice-President,
Information Technologies, Telecommunications and Industrial Innovations.
    Omni-Med.com CEO Dr. Jean Boilard added, "Our partnership with the Fund
will allow us to hire employees to help us grow, deploy our solutions across
Québec and boost our marketing efforts in North America." The company has also
strengthened its Board of Directors with new members: Richard Royer, engineer
and former chief executive of Teknika; Dr. Hughes Bergeron, former assistant
director of the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec; Roger
Simard, co-founder of Conceptis Technologie; and Brian Dillon, an entrepreneur
in the health technology sector.

    About Omni-Med.com

    Founded in 1998, Omni-Med.com offers an interoperable electronic health
record that seamlessly unites authorized health professionals within and
between regions with the patient authorization. Grouped in a single,
centralized record, patient information is accessible to treating physicians
online, thereby eliminating the multiple paper records patients often have if
they seek treatment in more than one place.

    About the Solidarity Fund QFL

    With assets of $6.9 billion, the Solidarity Fund QFL is a development
capital fund that through its RRSP channels the savings of Quebecers into
investments in all sectors of the economy to help create and maintain jobs and
contribute to Québec's economic development. The organization is a partner,
either directly or through its network members, in 1,681 companies. The Fund
currently has close to 570,000 shareholders and has helped, on its own or with
other financial partners, create, maintain and support over 116,000 jobs. For
more information, visit www.fondsftq.com




For further information:

For further information: The telephone number provided below is for the
exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives: Josée Lagacé,
Senior Advisor, Press Relations and Communications, Solidarity Fund QFL, (514)
850-4835, jlagace@fondsftq.com


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