VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Premier Health Group (CSE: PHGI) (OTCQB: PHGRF) (the "Company" or "Premier Health"), a Company focused on developing innovative approaches that combine human skill-based expertise with emerging technologies for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that it has selected Reliq Health Technologies Inc. ("Reliq") (TSXV: RHT) (OTCQB: RQHTF) as its exclusive technology partner. Reliq will be providing Premier's subsidiary, HealthVue, primary care clinics with a HealthVue-branded telemedicine, remote monitoring & AI solution for its clinical staff and more than 100,000 active patients.
"We are very excited to be selected by Premier Health Group as the exclusive technology partner for their HealthVue Clinics. We look forward to helping HealthVue establish themselves as a technology leader in primary care," said Dr. Lisa Crossley, CEO of Reliq Health Technologies, Inc. "Incorporating Reliq's technology platform into their clinics will allow HealthVue to improve access to care and convenience for patients, supporting HealthVue's goal of rapidly increasing their patient numbers and practice revenues. Reliq and HealthVue will share in new practice revenue streams created by the implementation of this technology platform. Expanding our user base into British Columbia with this partnership and into Australia with our recently announced pilots there clearly validates the relevance of our solution in multiple different clinical applications, geographies and healthcare systems."
"The HealthVue patient app powered by Reliq Health's technology platform will allow patients to book appointments, see their GP or a specialist via telemedicine, review their own chart, chat with clinic staff and pharmacists, refill prescriptions and share health data collected in the home with their HealthVue care team," said Dr. Essam Hamza, MD, CEO of HealthVue. "Telemedicine visits are already covered by the provincial health insurance plans in several provinces so there is no cost to the patient to access this service, which we will ultimately be able to offer to patients 24/7. The technology component of our practice is easily scalable, low cost and high margin, allowing us to rapidly grow our business and create significant shareholder value."
HealthVue expects to make the first version of the app available to their patients in Q4-18.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Dr. Essam Hamza, MD"
Chief Executive Officer
About Premier Health
Premier Health is a Canadian company that is strategically poised to take advantage of business opportunities in the global health care industry. We are developing innovative health care approaches that combine human skill based expertise with emerging technologies, and will set the gold standard for services in locations of interest worldwide. Premier Health's subsidiary, HealthVue is focused on developing proprietary technology to deliver quality healthcare through the combination of connected primary care clinics with telemedicine and artificial intelligence (AI). We currently have an ecosystem of over 100,000 active patients and have plans to rapidly increase that number both domestically and internationally. The HealthVue team has a strong track record of successfully creating value in healthcare and technology enterprises. The Management team has deep clinical, financial and operational expertise and a passion for improving healthcare for all patients.
About Reliq Health Technologies
Reliq Health Technologies is a healthcare technology company that specializes in developing innovative software solutions for the Community Care market. Reliq's powerful iUGO Care platform supports care coordination and community-based healthcare. The iUGO Care platform integrates wearables, sensors, voice technology and intuitive mobile apps and desktop user interfaces for patients, clinicians and healthcare administrators. iUGO Care allows complex patients to receive high quality care at home, improving health outcomes, enhancing quality of life for patients and families and reducing the cost of care delivery. iUGO Care provides real-time access to remote patient monitoring data, allowing for timely interventions by the care team to prevent costly hospital readmissions and ER visits. Reliq Health Technologies trades on the TSX Venture under the symbol RHT and on the OTCQB as RQHTF.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on Premier Health's expectations, estimates and projections regarding its business and the economic environment in which it operates, including with respect to the implementation of its shareholder communications initiative and the timing thereof. Although Premier Health believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on such statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Premier Health undertakes no obligation to update them publicly to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances, unless otherwise required to do so by law.
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SOURCE Premier Health Group Inc.