TELUSHealth.com provides healthcare professionals with the resources, tools
and technology to help improve health outcomes for Canadians
MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS Health unveiled the new TELUSHealth.com
today, an online hub to help empower customers with smart healthcare solutions
that turn information into better health outcomes - improving the health of
Canadians and the effectiveness of the country's healthcare system as a whole.
A decade ago, TELUS decided to offer its world-class technology to healthcare.
Today, TELUS Health works with professionals across the country: pharmacists,
physicians, allied healthcare providers, health regions, hospitals and
homecare, insurers, employers, workers' compensation boards and more.
To date TELUS Health has invested more than one billion dollars to bring
healthcare information technology to market and is a leader in telehomecare,
electronic medical and health records, consumer health, benefits management
and pharmacy management.
With the new TELUSHealth.com:
-- Solutions and services information such as eClaims, personal
health records and home care monitoring are easy to access and
understand using the website's streamlined navigation
-- Information is tailored for each industry and Canadian
province, so it's easy for users to find the most relevant
products and services to meet their needs
-- Educational resources, news, events and publications are
available to assist professionals in their practice
-- Access to technical and sales support for existing and new
customers is simpler than ever
-- Content is optimized for searchability, helping visitors access
resources and tools faster with improved results
"We believe that for Canada's healthcare industry to truly improve, it must
harness the power of the very same technologies that are revolutionizing every
other industry - from banking, airlines and insurance, to automotive and
beyond," said Paul Lepage, senior vice-president, TELUS Health. "By combining
the experience of a trusted telecommunications company with healthcare
expertise and innovation, TELUS Health has created the new TELUSHealth.comto
showcase solutions that link Canadian patients with their providers and turn
information into better health outcomes."
Extensively user-tested to focus on customer needs, the new TELUSHealth.com
features TELUS Health products and services that span across Canada's
healthcare continuum. The site offers customers smart healthcare solutions and
other resources that will help health professionals improve both health
outcomes for patients and Canadian healthcare in general.
TELUS Health use innovative technologies and applications to better organize
information, move it securely and connect all stakeholders. These solutions
make a huge difference in five key areas: chronic disease management,
medication management, access, prevention and self-care, and performance
TELUS Health solutions:
-- Empower doctors, nurses and extended health teams to share
information and provide integrated care efficiently and
-- Offer doctors, patients and their families the ability to share
information anytime and anywhere, further involving patients in
managing their own health
-- Enable pharmacists to provide better medication management and
healthcare services for clients
-- Improve benefits claims management to make it more efficient
for employees, companies and insurance providers
-- Allow hospitals, governments and health system managers to
analyze information and determine best practices,
evidence-based treatments and improve quality of care
-- Encourage patients to care for themselves at home and wherever
life takes them
"The new TELUSHealth.com is part of our revamped digital and external
communications strategy - we're committed to providing valuable resources to
customers in a clear and thoughtful manner," continued Lepage. "And this is
just the beginning. As TELUS Health products and services continue to evolve
to meet the demands of Canada's dynamic healthcare market, so too will the
website. Our goal is to make TELUSHealth.com, as well as other TELUS Health
resources, usable and useful for all Canadians."
For more information about TELUS Health, please visit the new TELUSHealth.com.
To learn more about how TELUS Health is impacting the top five health issues
facing Canadians, watch this video. For a full list of TELUS Health solutions,
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS
Health gives health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers
the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more
information about TELUS Health, please visit TELUSHealth.com .
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company
in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8million customer
connections including 7.4million wireless subscribers, 3.5million wireline
network access lines, 1.3million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $260million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
For media inquiries please contact: Elisabeth Napolano TELUSMedia Relations
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