TORONTO, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Khure Health, a subsidiary of MCI Onehealth Technologies Inc. (“MCI”) (TSX: DRDR), a clinician-led healthcare technology company focused on increasing access to and quality of healthcare, and Microquest Inc. today announced that they will partner to integrate Khure Health’s artificial intelligence (“AI”) dashboard solution with Microquest’s electronic medical record (“EMR”) software, Healthquest. This integration brings the power of Khure Health’s AI platform to support identification of patients living with rare diseases to the growing number of physicians using Healthquest.
A fast-growing, Toronto-based health technology company, Khure Health harnesses the power of AI to leverage the vast amounts of information within a physician’s electronic medical record. Khure Health’s platform rapidly identifies patients potentially at risk of certain rare and specialty diseases. The Khure Health platform can accelerate the time to diagnosis for certain rare disease patients, from an average of approximately five years down to just weeks. Earlier diagnosis can lead to a better prognosis, longer life expectancy and reduced suffering of patients and their families.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Microquest to provide our advanced AI clinical platform to the thousands of Alberta physicians using the Healthquest EMR,” said Don Watts, President of Khure Health. “This partnership brings even more immediate opportunities for Canadian patients to access care options.”
With over 7,000 known rare diseases worldwide, it is very difficult for physicians to have a sufficient depth of knowledge of each disease or find the time to spend hours on research. The Khure Health platform offers physicians clinical decision support to more accurately identify potential rare disease patients and understand their care pathways.
“The physicians using our Healthquest EMR will benefit tremendously from our new integration with Khure Health’s platform,” said Brandon Blanck, Vice President and COO of Microquest. “The Khure Health integration will save valuable time for physicians by eliminating potentially hours of unnecessary research and diagnosis and ensuring patients get proper care as soon as possible.”
MCI is a healthcare technology company focused on empowering patients and doctors with advanced technologies to increase access, improve quality, and reduce healthcare costs. As part of the healthcare community for over 30 years, MCI operates one of Canada’s leading primary care networks with 25 clinics, serves nearly one million patients annually and had over 200,000 telehealth visits last year. MCI additionally offers an exp anding suite of occupational health service offerings that support a growing list of nearly 500 corporate customers. Led by a proven management team of doctors and experienced executives, MCI remains focused on executing a strategy centered around acquiring technology and health services that complement the company’s current roadmap. For more information, visit mcionehealth.com
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