TELUS Health unveils new online healthcare hub

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 
improvement.

TELUS Health solutions:
    --  Empower doctors, nurses and extended health teams to share
        information and provide integrated care efficiently and
        cost-effectively
    --  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, 
visit http://www.telushealth.com/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 .

About TELUS 
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 
video.

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 
416-906-9830 Elisabeth.Napolano@telus.com.

SOURCE: TELUS Corporation

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