TELUS acquires KinLogix, Quebec's fastest-growing cloud-based Electronic Medical Record provider

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 
patient-physician encounter. 
"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 
healthcare professionals. 
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 
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 
contact: Amélie Cliche Media relations, TELUS 514-242-8870 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
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