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Telus to support e-prescription platform

telecom | 05/11/2017 12:08 pm EDT

Telus Corp.’s ehealth division will develop and operate a Canada-wide tool for doctors to send prescriptions electronically, the digital health-care organization behind the service announced Thursday. In a press release, Canada Health Infoway — which is a federal government-funded not-for-profit — said Telus Health was selected through a competitive bid process to be “the technical solution provider for PrescibeIT,” which is described on Infoway’s website as “enabling prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice.” The service...

Telus launches ehealth medication management program

telecom | 03/23/2017 5:44 pm EDT

Telus Corp. is partnering with Quebec company Groupe DOmedic Inc. to offer a pharmacy management service called xPill Pharma to retirement homes, the company said in a Thursday press release. "Medication management is a key area of healthcare that can be rife with issues, which health information technology can help resolve," Paul Lepage, president of Telus’ ehealth division, said in the release. Such electronic management systems allow care teams to “access information recorded in the patient's file such as recommendations from the...

Ehealth is growing, but market size still unknown

telecom | 08/03/2016 6:39 pm EDT

MONTREAL — In recent years, Canadians have gained the ability to keep track of data contributing to their health — from steps walked to their heart rate to calories burned — in a way that would have been...

Telus buys EMR provider Medesync

telecom | 03/19/2015 1:57 pm EDT

Telus Corp. announced Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Medesync, an electronic medical records (EMR) provider. The purchase will add a web-based interface to Telus’ EMR system in Quebec, the company said in a...