QHR Reaches OntarioMD EMR Specification 4.0 Funding Eligible Status
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Vancouver, BC, November 10, 2011--(T-Net)--QHR Technologies Inc., a leader in the Canadian Healthcare Information Technology sector, reported that its EMR division, Optimed Software Corporation 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 required."
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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QHR Technologies Inc.
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67 Employees In BC (151 Total)
Founded: 1997 | Revenues: $19.10 Million
QHR consists of several divisions with applications for use in physician's medical offices (software licensing & hosted services); in addition QHR provides software to improve efficiencies in the Canadian healthcare and social services industries.