Optimed Software Corporation to launch TELUS Health Space pilots targeting two million Canadians in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
MONTREAL, PQ – TELUS Health Solutions today announced plans to expand its electronic medical record (EMR) ecosystem within Canada. Adding to the agreements with three other leading EMR providers, Optimed Software Corporation has agreed to connect their flagship solution Accuro®EMR to TELUS health space. Accuro EMR integration with TELUS health space allows patients and providers to access and share health information online from any location at any time over any device. In addition to the consumer pilots already targeting six million Canadians announced February 2011 Optimed plans to begin its TELUS health space pilots in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, targeting two million Canadians.
TELUS health space, powered by Microsoft HealthVault, is Canada’s first ehealth consumer platform that allows Canadians to manage their health information. Along with accessing personal health information, consumers have a number of other online tools including disease management, pediatric care, and health and wellbeing.
“Joining Optimed’s Accuro®EMR to our TELUS Health Space ecosystem strengthens our presence in two more provinces thereby allowing us to continue our commitment to providing personal health record solutions to all Canadians,” said Paul Lepage, senior vice president, TELUS Health Solutions. “Our goal at TELUS is to shift the focus from remediation to prevention and wellness. By eliminating barriers to accessing and sharing information using integrated technology solutions, we are helping to faciliate better collaboration between patients/consumers and their physicians.”
TELUS Health Space allows Canadians to take an active role in controlling their health information. Key features include collecting, storing and analyzing health information at any time from any place. With TELUS Health Space, users have the option to share health information securely with doctors, family members and others they trust.
Reliable and trustworthy health information is loaded into a patient or consumer’s personal health record (PHR) via EMR functionality. Information flows into the PHR when:
- EMR is updated by a physician and data is automatically uploaded to a patient’s profile;
- Readings from patient’s medical devices such as blood pressure, glucose monitors, pedometers are directly uploaded to their PHR.
“At Optimed, we have chosen partners who can help us to offer the best possible solutions and service,” said Al Hildebrandt, president of Optimed Software Corporation. “Along with giving patients the tools to master their own health, TELUS health space allows physicians to share with patients a consolidated view of their overall condition.”
Optimed, rated the #1 National EMR company in Canada on CanadianEMR.ca, will connect their flagship software Accuro®EMR to the TELUS health space platform. From British Columbia to Ontario, Optimed provides software and services to 4,000 physicians, with over 2,700 of them using the company’s EMR solutions.
About Optimed Software Corporation
Optimed Software Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of QHR Technologies Inc. and is based in Kelowna, BC. Optimed’s Accuro EMR is a Practice Management and EMR solution for physicians and their clinics. AccuroEMR is currently marketed in BC, AB, SK, MB and ON, with government funding in four of those provinces. AccuroEMR evolved eight years ago out of the desire of a group of specialists to develop an EMR that was built for specialist workflows. Since the acquisition of National Medical Solutions, Inc. in August 2007 and Clinicare Corporation in December 2009, Optimed has incorporated GP/FP workflows and functionality into Accuro. Optimed’s AccuroEMR is the #1 national EMR as rated by physicians CanadianEMR.ca. For further information on Optimed Software Corporation, visit www.optimedsoftware.com.
About QHR Technologies Inc.
For further information visit www.QHRtechnologies.com or go to the TSX:V under “QHR”.
About TELUS Health Solutions
TELUS Health Solutions is a leader in telehealth, electronic health records, remote patient monitoring, mobile home and community care, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. Our solutions give health authorities, providers, primary care physicians, patients and consumers the power to enhance decision making and improve outcomes for Canadians. TELUS Health Solutions is transforming how information is used across the continuum of care from hospital to home with solutions that foster collaboration, drive prevention and empower care teams and patients. TELUS Health Solutions is Canada’s leading Healthcare IT Company as cited by the Branham Group for the last three years and for being honoured as the ITAC Health Company of the Year (2008) and Health Transformation Company of the Year (2009). For more information about TELUS Health Solutions, please visit www.telushealth.com and www.telushealthspace.com.
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