TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and TELUS Health announced today that two TELUS Health solutions have achieved Infoway's certification under the 2017 Edition of pre-implementation certification requirements.
"We are pleased to report the certification of two hosted solutions — TELUS health space® (THS) and TELUS InstantPHR (IPHR)," said Mark Nenadovic, ACCESS Ecosystem Group Director, Infoway. "Meeting Infoway's certification requirements ensures their solutions are in conformance with pan-Canadian industry standards of privacy, security and management control."
THS was the first consumer health platform (CHP) to be certified by Infoway in 2010, and is still the only CHP certified platform in Canada.
"Achieving Infoway Certification for THS and TELUS IPHR is a testament to the high quality of standards we set for all of our digital health solutions to not just meet, but exceed, industry standards," said Ohad Arazi, VP & Chief Strategy Officer, TELUS Health. "This is an important step towards ensuring even better privacy and security for Canadians' personal health data, as health jurisdictions across the country connect more patients with their health information and improve access to care."
Infoway Certification provides assurance that digital health software complies with specified requirements and standards, which helps ensure the protection of personal health information. The 2017 Edition requirements build upon Infoway's original certification requirements and are harmonized to increase alignment between Infoway, provincial requirements and international standards, and to reduce testing redundancies.
About TELUS Health and Payment Solutions
TELUS Health is a leader in home health monitoring, electronic medical and health records, as well as consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management solutions. TELUS Health leverages the power of technology to enable better health outcomes for Canadians with innovative digital solutions that enable collaboration, efficiency and productivity for physicians, pharmacists, health authorities, allied health care professionals, insurers, employers and citizens. TELUS Payment Solutions complements our health solutions by delivering secure, industry-compliant payment and lending solutions that connect lenders, payors, insurers, extended health care providers and financial institutions to their customers across Canada.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
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