KELOWNA, BC, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Technologies Inc., a leader in the healthcare information technology sector, announces that its Electronic Medical Records ("EMR") division and MediResource Inc. have formed a partnership to bring their industry leading products and solutions together. This partnership will enhance efficiencies between Canadian healthcare providers and patients while delivering cost-effective, digital disease management programs.
The integration, of QHR's Accuro®EMR with MediResource's unique platform for health and wellness, delivers measurable chronic disease management tools for patients. These tools assist physicians in achieving better outcomes at lower costs. As a natural complement to Accuro, MediResource offers a wealth of healthcare content, programs, analytics and behavioral research.
"It is a shared vision for both QHR and MediResource, to enhance the experience of patients and their care providers by integrating our healthcare offerings in a seamless manner," says Al Hildebrandt, CEO of QHR Technologies Inc. "The trend and need to connect with today's digital patient is ever increasing and we are excited to be working with MediResource. We believe that our two companies working in collaboration will be of great benefit to our physician clients and their patients. QHR leads the way in EMR development and MediResource leads the way in online chronic disease management programs and patient engagement," added Mr. Hildebrandt.
Paul Kostoff, CEO of MediResource Inc, stated that "For our digital products to have the greatest impact, we needed the greatest EMR partner. That partner is without question QHR, and the product is Accuro. In addition to being the largest EMR provider in Canada on a single EMR offering, they are the only EMR provider capable of reaching the largest number of both specialists and family practitioners."
Mr. Kostoff added "We now serve over 70 million annual visitors to our platform through pharmacy, employers, online and via mobile. QHR expands this to physicians, providing the most comprehensive delivery network for personalized health and wellness programs in Canada."
MediResource, a privately held Toronto based company, has led the way in digital chronic disease management programs and patient engagement. They are the only provider of bilingual health content for consumers and patients in Canada and they have integrated that information into unique offerings, such as their one of a kind Digital Health Coach™ tool for creating meaningful behaviour change. Find out more about MediResource at www.mediresource.com.
QHR entered the Canadian EMR market in 2004. Since then, through strong organic growth and several strategic acquisitions, QHR Technologies Inc. now supports over 9,000 physicians in six provinces, many of whom were Canada's EMR pioneers and advocates for a national EMR system.
About MediResource Inc.
MediResource delivers large-scale health information websites, mobile solutions, digital health coaching, health risk and health behaviour assessments to more than 70 million visitors annually. With over 50 employees and access to over 200 medical advisors, MediResource has deep and broad experience in healthcare. MediResource technologies combine patient data with superior health content and digital behaviour change models to create personalized patient programs with measurable results. MediResource's industry leading Platform for Health & Wellness is uniquely MediResource, integrating into point of care workflow products such as EMR's and pharmacy management systems. MediResource clients include hospital, pharmacy, insurance, employers and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
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 Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) market, QHR provides best in class clearinghouse services, with over 1,500 payers, which assist US health care providers to exchange claim information that ensures accurate revenue management. QHR provides a progressive medical billing service that outsources coding, payer reconciliation and revenue reporting. QHR's software also supports employer health plan enrolment, employee health plan eligibility and health care interoperability through a 5010 standard based EDI gateway.
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 health care, social services and public safety environments.
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