TELUS acquires KinLogix, Quebec's fastest-growing cloud-based Electronic
Medical Record provider
Acquisition strengthens TELUS' ability to use technology to improve health
QUEBEC, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Reinforcing its commitment to provide the best
healthcare information technology solutions in Canada, TELUS announced today
the acquisition of privately-held KinLogix, the largest provider of
cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in Quebec. Financial terms of the
agreement were not disclosed.
This strategic acquisition strengthens TELUS Health's leadership in the EMR
market and furthers its efforts to accelerate the adoption of EMR solutions to
continue to improve Canada's health system, and most importantly, deliver
better health outcomes for patients. The KinLogix EMR is a cloud-based
solution used in medical clinics that captures, organizes, and displays
critical patient data in one integrated patient record, while streamlining
administrative tasks, improving care delivery and further enriching the
"TELUS Health is committed to bringing best in class technology solutions to
healthcare professionals so they can spend more time delivering high quality
care to patients. By acquiring KinLogix, TELUS is delivering on its national
strategy which will further the adoption of EMRs, an essential building block
to an efficient healthcare system in Canada," said Paul Lepage, senior
vice-President, TELUS Health. "Combined with TELUS' expertise and technology,
the KinLogix EMR has the ability to share information electronically between
physicians and patients, ultimately facilitating enhancement of care delivery
and improvement of healthcare efficiency, thereby positively affecting the
lives of Canadians."
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Michel Hébert, KinLogix is the largest and
fastest-growing EMR player in Quebec, representing 36 per cent of the
province's electronic medical records market. The solutions are deployed in
more than 200 medical clinics and support the work of more than 5,700
TELUS Health selected KinLogix based on its people, expertise, technology and
a shared vision trusted by physicians to turn information into better health
outcomes. TELUS and KinLogix are already deeply aligned in their commitment to
develop and support technology that helps doctors help patients. The KinLogix
team will join the TELUS Physician Solutions group and Dr. Michel Hébert will
assume the role of Medical Director reporting to Dr. Brendan Byrne,
Vice-President, TELUS Physician Solutions.
"We've worked very hard to grow a community of doctors who use EMRs not only
to improve efficiencies but also to positively impact patient care," said Dr.
Michel Hébert, Medical Director, TELUS Health. "In aligning under TELUS,
we'll be able to better answer physicians' needs and continue to develop
innovative solutions, allowing for additional collaboration across the
continuum of care. TELUS Health is going to help transform Canada's healthcare
for the better, and we're proud to be joining their team."
This is the second EMR solution acquisition for TELUS following the February
2012 acquisition of Wolf Medical Systems, Western Canada's leading cloud-based
solution provider. These two acquisitions have strengthened TELUS Health's
reach to additional physicians and medical clinics, and are facilitating
health records integration across Canada.
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS
Health solutions give 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.
contact: Amélie Cliche Media relations, TELUS 514-242-8870
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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