TORONTO, Jan 27, 2015 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Corporation announces that its virtual care software, Medeo, has placed first in Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway) ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge e-Visits category of the Adoption Awards.
"It is a very poignant moment for QHR to receive an award that recognizes the forward-thinking nature of Canadian physicians and health professionals who are expanding how they provide care to their patients through our Medeo virtual care software," says Michael Smit, VP Marketing.
The Adoption Awards are one component of Infoway's e-Connect Impact Challenge that encourages health care providers to improve the quality of care through digital health solutions.
"We are very pleased to present this Adoption Award to QHR's Medeo. They are a leader in digital health, connecting physicians and patients in innovative ways that are exciting for the future of healthcare," says Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre.
A 2012 study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that 32% of Canadian adults reported they have experienced difficulty getting to their family doctor medical appointments. e-Visits provide Canadians access to a private secure two-way digital interaction with their health care provider.
To meet the changing needs of our health systems, QHR's Medeo software has also seen significant usage of its secure messaging technology, replacing the nonsecure email and text message communications that have also helped physicians create stronger relationships with their patients.
About QHR Technologies
QHR has an unrelenting focus on introducing technology to improve the quality of human health. With a 10-year track record as the single leading Electronic Medical Records platform in Canada, QHR has a suite of technologies that work together to enable secure medical records management for clinical environments, to empower health providers with tools for virtual care including secure video consultation and messaging, and to facilitate billing, health insurance eligibility and adjudication, including the secure transfer of data related to claims. Health providers around the world use these technologies to drive innovation within their practice and improve the quality of care delivered to patient populations.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
Legal Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This news release does not contain any "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. 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.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE QHR Corporation