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Personal health records

Optimed to connect Accuro to Telus health space

KELOWNA, B.C. – QHR Technologies Inc., a leader in the Canadian healthcare information technology sector, reports that its EMR division Optimed Software Corp. has signed an agreement with TELUS Health Solutions to connect their flagship EMR solution, Accuro®EMR, to TELUS health space, targeting two million Canadians in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Accuro®EMR integrated with TELUS health space, powered by Microsoft HealthVault, will allow patients and authorized healthcare providers to access and share health information online from any location, at any time, over any device.

TELUS health space is an ehealth consumer platform allowing Canadians to manage their health information. Along with accessing personal health information, consumers have a number of other online tools including disease management, pediatric care, and health and wellbeing.

“At Optimed, we have chosen partners who can help us to offer the best possible solutions and service,” said Al Hildebrandt (pictured), president of Optimed Software Corporation. “Along with providing patients the tools to master their own health, TELUS health space allows physicians to share with patients a consolidated view of their overall condition. Optimed has over 4,000 physician clients in Canada and with this partnership will be able to provide the next generation consumer driven tools to our physicians and their patients.”

Consumer pilots will initially target Saskatchewan and Manitoba where Optimed has over 1,800 physician clients. Optimed’s Accuro EMR is the most widely used EMR in both provinces, where provincial certifications and funding programs assist the physicians adopting EMR solutions.

“Joining Optimed’s Accuro EMR to our TELUS health space ecosystem strengthens our presence in two more provinces, thereby allowing us to continue our commitment to providing personal health record solutions to all Canadians,” said Paul Lepage, senior vice president, TELUS Health Solutions. “Our goal at TELUS is to shift the focus from remediation to prevention and wellness. By eliminating barriers to accessing and sharing information using integrated technology solutions, we are helping to facilitate better collaboration between patients/consumers and their physicians.”

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About TELUS Health Solutions
TELUS Health Solutions is a leader in telehealth, electronic health records, remote patient monitoring, mobile home and community care, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. Our solutions give health authorities, providers, primary care physicians, patients and consumers the power to enhance decision making and improve outcomes for Canadians. TELUS Health Solutions is transforming how information is used across the continuum of care from hospital to home with solutions that foster collaboration, drive prevention and empower care teams and patients. TELUS Health Solutions is Canada’s leading Healthcare IT Company as cited by the Branham Group for the last three years and for being honoured as the ITAC Health Company of the Year (2008) and Health Transformation Company of the Year (2009). For more information about TELUS Health Solutions, please visit and

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 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 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, required by some provincial governments.

Posted July 28, 2011