Acquisition strengthens TELUS' ability to use technology to improve
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
"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
12.8 million customer connections including 7.4 million wireless
subscribers, 3.5 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million
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 $260 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million
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
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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