KELOWNA, BC, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") a leader in the Healthcare Information Technology sector is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James ("Jim") Wilson to its executive team as Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Mr. Wilson, based in Toronto, Ontario, will be principally responsible for leading the development and execution for all Marketing and Communications for the Company. A key element of QHR's strategy is to further strengthen the company's brand. The addition of this position enables the Company to be better positioned to drive growth and ultimately deliver a truly differentiated experience to QHR customers.
Mr. Wilson brings with him over 25 years of global experience in marketing, communications and strategic market development working for clients in technology, consumer, life sciences and healthcare industries. Jim spent 13 years at Celestica, a spin-off from IBM, where he held a variety of senior level marketing, strategic market development, and customer experience positions, leading them through a period of tremendous growth and market diversification. Before Celestica, Jim spent nearly 10 years at Apple Canada in product management, market intelligence, and forecasting & planning positions for one of the world's leading brands.
During his career, Jim has been successfully involved in a number of high growth global market expansion initiatives and brings with him, market savvy and a strong customer experience orientation. His business experience makes him a strong addition to the Company's executive management team, where he will contribute to the successful growth and expansion of the company both nationally and internationally.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Al Hildebrandt, President and Chief Executive Officer said; "Jim is a seasoned marketing professional bringing excellent relevance for our journey and the opportunities ahead for QHR Technologies. We are at a very exciting phase of our Company's history and believe that Jim's broad-based marketing expertise and customer-centric approach is an excellent fit to lead the cross-functional integration, strategies and expansion of our brands. I look forward to working closely with Jim as we focus on growing our business and delivering exceptional value to our customers and shareholders".
About QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR operates two business units in distinct markets:
The Electronic Medical Records ("EMR") division offers a suite of medical software modules that provides 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. The EMR division also provides on-site and off-site (ASP) hosting capabilities.
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.
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SOURCE: QHR Technologies Inc.
For further information:
Jerry Diener, VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer 250-979-1722
Jim Wilson, VP Marketing & Communications 416-220-7484