QHR announces alliance with Novari Health for specialists

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 data.

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 its kind.

"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 Care systems.

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 times systems.

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 Kingston, Ontario.

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.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These statements are subject to risks that may cause the actual results to be materially different in future periods from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statement. QHR is a technology business development enterprise where investment and product enhancements must be carefully managed to achieve long-term revenue growth and profitability. It is our policy not to update forward looking statements except to the extent required under applicable securities laws. Further information on the Company is available at www.sedar.com or at the Company's website, www.QHRtechnologies.com.

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SOURCE: QHR Technologies Inc.

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)

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