QHR launches new data hosting company
KELOWNA, B.C. - Al Hildebrandt,
President and CEO of QHR Technologies Inc., announced that it is
entering into a joint-venture with SEBO Systems Inc., a private
Calgary-based company, to create a new firm dedicated to providing data
hosting, data storage services and solutions to the healthcare and other
social services sectors.
The new company, Cloudwerx Data Solutions Inc. will be owned 51% by QHR
and 49% by SEBO and will be headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
QHR currently provides data hosting and data storage services through
its subsidiary Clinicvault Inc., and SEBO has a division providing
similar services. Clinicvault and SEBO have signed management agreements
with Cloudwerx and, effective July 1, 2009, Cloudwerx will begin and
operate both Clinicvault and SEBO Businesses.
Sean Renwick has been appointed President, Bob Kitella, CTO and Sandra
Rosano, GM Operations of Cloudwerx. Cloudwerx will have an immediate
team of 10 staff and management to start operations, servicing more than
600 users on its current hosting facilities with four different EMR
In addition to SEBO’s current data centre facilities in Calgary,
Cloudwerx will be expanding its hosting capacity by adding a
state-of-the-art data centre facility in Kelowna, BC, one of the fastest
growing data centre markets in Canada.
Depending on which site is the primary location for clients with
province-specific requirements, the second facility will provide a
complete operational backup to the other facility and comply with
various provincial EMR requirements.
In announcing the partnership with SEBO, Mr. Hildebrandt said,
“Combining the data hosting and data storage capabilities of Clinicvault
and SEBO positions Cloudwerx to become a leader in this rapidly growing
market. The two companies can achieve much more together than would be
possible on their own.”
Sean Renwick said, “The collective efforts of QHR and SEBO bring
tremendous strengths to this new venture and along with our combined
data centres in Calgary and Kelowna, we will be able to offer an
enhanced level of service, innovative IT business solutions and a
strengthened level of support to our customers.”
Posted July 16/09.