Healthscreen Solutions Inc.

Healthscreen Solutions Inc.

June 17, 2009 08:00 ET

Healthscreen Solutions Partners with Physiomed

Company to offer physicians easy way to refer patients to health and wellness centres in Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Healthscreen Solutions Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MDU), the leading Canadian provider of physician practice enhancement services and electronic medical record software, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Physiomed Health Inc, a Toronto-based company that operates health and wellness clinics in Ontario.

Starting with patients participating in DIAMOND, Healthscreen's diabetes management program, with an eventual roll-out to all patients with chronic conditions, Healthscreen will offer its physician customers an easy and convenient way to refer patients to Physiomed's WholeHealth experience. Patients will gain access to a wide range of health care professionals including physiotherapists, kinesiologists, and lifestyle management consultants. With 19 locations currently in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario, Physiomed has clinics that can service upwards of 70% of Healthscreen's Ontario customer base.

"Healthscreen continues to focus on helping our physician customers extend the highest level of care to their patients through our services," said Justin Belobaba, President and CEO of Healthscreen Solutions. "This partnership with a well-established wellness organization is the latest confirmation of the value of Healthscreen's large and trusted network of Canadian physicians. Coupled with access to highly skilled diabetic nurses, giving diabetic patients a wellness management option ensures that the DIAMOND program will continue to develop into a world-class service."

"We are very excited to deliver our health and wellness programs to Healthscreen's physicians and their patients," said Dr. Scott Wilson, CEO of Physiomed Health Inc. "At Physiomed, we empower people to improve their lives through health education, personalized conditioning programs, and dynamic therapies to enhance wellness and vitality. As we continue to expand our reach into other jurisdictions and grow our clinic base, our relationship with Healthscreen will become even more valuable to both parties."


Healthscreen's Diabetes Management Optimized with Nurses and Devices (DIAMOND), is a service that helps individuals with diabetes to record and monitor key health statistics on a real-time basis, allowing for more precise tracking and trending of the impact of their daily behaviors such as diet and exercise, leading to lifestyle improvements, as well as adherence to prescription drugs. In addition, nurses trained in diabetic care provide counseling to the patients, and help them schedule and manage their various appointments with labs and specialists. DIAMOND represents Healthscreen's largest and most exciting growth opportunity.

About Healthscreen Solutions

Healthscreen Solutions provides a comprehensive suite of practice enhancement products and services to increase physician productivity and revenue while reducing costs and improving patient care. The Company's portfolio includes billing and scheduling software, electronic medical records software, CallerMD which assists physicians in managing a range of uninsured medical services, PrevCareMD which helps physicians earn supplemental income by achieving government-set preventive care targets, and HealthAlert which allows physicians to help their patients in managing complex healthcare issues. Healthscreen's and its partners' services and software are used by over 8,000 full-time physicians who are responsible for the health care of more seven million Canadian patients. For more information, visit

About Physiomed

Physiomed operates 19 multi-disciplinary health and wellness clinics across southern Ontario. Physiomed's clinics offer patients access to physiotherapists, chiropractors and other regulated health professionals. Based on the foundation of "clinical conditioning"; Physiomed's system enhances the patient's performance by finding potential problems, fixing existing conditions and making appropriate changes to the patient's wellness regime and lifestyle. Operating under a franchising model, Physiomed is expanding across Canada and the United States. For more information, visit


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