KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") a leader in the Canadian
Healthcare Information Technology sector, reports that its EMR
division, Optimed Software Corporation ("Optimed") has successfully
passed all validation testing for OntarioMD's EMR Specification 4.0 for
its Accuro® EMR offering. 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 information technology.
Accuro is now "Funding Eligible". Accuro has been on OntarioMD's
approved offering list since November 29, 2010 for CMS 3.0 and is one
of the first products to meet the stringent technical qualifications
for EMR Specification 4.0.
Optimed's EMR product, Accuro®EMR, completed Specification 4.0
validation testing in August 2011 where the new functionality required
by OntarioMD was demonstrated. This functionality included Hospital
Report Manger which is an interface between Accuro and the hospitals
allowing physicians using Accuro to receive hospital reports
electronically. Another enhancement is integration with the Ontario
Laboratories Information System (OLIS) which allows physicians using
Accuro to receive their lab reports electronically and query the
provincial lab repository for patient lab data. OLIS is the first of
its kind in Canada to support the physician querying of lab results,
increasing access to critical decision making data at point of care.
With current conformance status in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario,
eligibility funding for BC's PITO Alternative Specialist Funding
Program and having a client base of over 9,000 physicians in Canada,
makes Optimed the largest national EMR vendor of choice when compared
to all other regional vendors.
"QHR's EMR origins may have been in BC, but over the past 7 ½ years we
have steadily grown across Canada and now have built Canada's largest
physician client base with over 9,000 physicians. The Optimed clients
who have placed their trust in our product and service organization,
know that our staff will do our very best to meet the ever increasing
technical requirements in different provincial markets in a timely
fashion." said Al Hildebrandt, CEO of QHR and President of Optimed who
added, "The Healthscreen clients who recently joined Optimed by way of
QHR's October 13, 2011 acquisition of the Healthscreen software
business also know their technical future in Accuro has met the highest
level requirements, when transition to a Specification 4.0 product is
About QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR 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 environments.
The Electronic Medical Records ("EMR") division offers a suite of
medical software modules that provides computer-based medical records
for more than 9,000 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 as required by some provincial governments.
For more information on QHR Technologies Inc. please visit www.QHRtechnologies.com
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For further information:
Al Hildebrandt, (250) 878-9100
President & CEO
John Gillberry, (250) 979-1722
EVP & CFO