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Telus buys prescription software

telecom | 09/03/2014 4:39 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Wednesday it is buying the rights to electronic prescription software from Quebec-based ZoomMed Inc. The ZRx Prescriber software from ZoomMed  allows doctors to write prescriptions and look up insurance information electronically using a mobile device, and the platform will now be a part of the Telus’s growing healthcare division, according to a news release from the telecom company. Telus Health claims in the release to be Canada’s largest electronic medical records provider, and said the purchase will add “new functionality to its existing health technology portfolio” by adding instant insurance coverage validation to its prescription platform. “This technology will provide physicians across Canada instant access to patients' insurance coverage information, allowing them to...