TELUS Health is now Canada's largest electronic medical record provider
Acquisition of PS SUITE EMR from MD Practice Software LP closed today
MONTREAL, March 4, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS Health announced today the completion of
its acquisition of the PS SUITE EMR, the electronic medical record (EMR)
business operated by MD Practice Software LP, a member of the MD Physician
Services Group and a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association. Financial
terms of the agreement were not disclosed. TELUS announced its intent to
acquire PS SUITE EMR on February 26, 2013.
With the acquisition of Ontario's largest EMR provider, TELUS Health is
positioned to further expand its reach in the first line of care, providing
EMR solutions to 9,000 Canadian physicians across the country, impacting more
than 25 million patient interactions each year. TELUS Health currently
provides solutions to all major stakeholders in the health system, including
hospitals, pharmacies, and extended healthcare providers such as
physiotherapists and chiropractors.
"We are thrilled to announce the completion of the acquisition today, as we
continue to further extend our unparalleled reach providing EMR solutions to
all physicians and specialists across the healthcare system," said Paul
Lepage, President, TELUS Health.
More than 10 years ago, TELUS made the decision to use its world-class
technology and innovation to address the unprecedented challenges facing our
healthcare system. To support this, TELUS has invested more than $1 billion
over the past five years, including the acquisitions of EMR providers Wolf
Medical Systems in Western Canada and KinLogix in Quebec. The combined
strength of these acquisitions, coupled with organic growth, positions TELUS
Health as the leading EMR provider in 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, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1million
customer connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers,
3.4million wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers
and 678,000 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 $300million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million 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.
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