Halifax, N.S. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency – June 30, 2016 –
The Government of Canada today announced a $250,000 repayable contribution to Health QR through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program (BDP). With this investment, Health QR will further develop its mobile application which allows users to view their prescriptions online, share information with family members and healthcare professionals, and set refill reminders.
The investment will allow the company to undertake a pilot project with the Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health Information Technology (CTA Health IT) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through the pilot project Health QR will make improvements on its existing technology, based on customer and pharmacy feedback. This will increase the company’s productivity and competitiveness while preparing for expansion into the United States market.
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting businesses like Health QR who are strategic, knowledge-based, and operate in the growing sector of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Investments such as this one help early stage companies get their products to market and generate incremental export revenues at an accelerated rate.
“Supporting Information and Communications Technology projects such as this one will help to diversify our region’s economy, open up new markets, and create high-quality jobs for Atlantic Canadians. Exploring new applications and innovative ideas positions us as leaders.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
“Health QR’s innova tive product can have very broad applications for domestic and international markets helping to position Canada as a leader. The research and ingenuity of projects like this provide the opportunity to showcase the Atlantic regions’ unique resources in healthcare and our growing IT industry. The Government of Canada is pleased to support Health QR as they grow and break into new markets.”
– Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville- Preston-Chezzetcook
“Health QR is proud to be working with ACOA as we prepare to take our product across Canada and beyond our borders. Canada is a world leader in advanced pharmacy practice and Health QR provides solutions to pharmacy to support the delivery of innovative new services. As other countries explore similar pharmacy-based services, Health QR will be there to export solutions to serve prescription customers around the world safely and securely.”
– Patricia Ryan, Founder and CEO of Health QR
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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
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