LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

June 18, 2015 08:00 ET

LifeLabs Announces Ontario-Wide Launch of my results™

Provides patients with online access to their laboratory test results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) -

Attention Business & Healthcare Editors

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services ("LifeLabs") today announced the upcoming provincial launch of my results™, which will allow Ontario patients to quickly, easily and securely access most of their LifeLabs laboratory test results online, free of charge. The secure, web-based service has been developed to meet the needs of the growing number of patients who are requesting direct access to their laboratory results in order to be more actively involved in managing their own health. Patients can use my results™ to share and discuss their results with their healthcare management team and can use the analytical tool to monitor regular lab tests over time as part of a disease management program.

LifeLabs introduced the service in British Columbia in 2010 where there are now over 500,000 British Columbians accessing their test results online. In Ontario, my results™ has been operating since December 2014 in a few communities. With positive feedback received from both patients and healthcare providers in those communities, LifeLabs is excited to confirm that my results™ will be available to patients across the province later this summer.

LifeLabs knows how important it is for patients and healthcare providers to work together with meaningful and practical information in hand. Direct access by patients and healthcare providers to lab test results delivers information that will allow patients and their care team to make decisions so that they can live healthy and stay healthy: one of the key objectives in Ontario's Patient First: Action Plan for Health Care.

"LifeLabs knows that Canadians want meaningful and practical information about their health so that they can make informed decisions and choices. Direct access to lab results provides citizens with just that kind of information," said Sue Paish, President and CEO of LifeLabs, Canada's largest community-based laboratory services company. "In launching my results™, we're not just enhancing patient access to lab test results - we're empowering patients and healthcare providers with real-time, relevant, clinical information. LifeLabs is proud to continue to drive the modernization of our healthcare system in Ontario and my results™ is another example of that drive."

Developed by Excelleris Technologies ("Excelleris"), a wholly owned subsidiary of LifeLabs, my results™ uses industry best practices for privacy and security. Most test results will be available through my results™ and will be posted to patients' accounts within 24-48 hours.

More information will be available in our Patient Service Centres and on www.lifelabs.com in early August.

About LifeLabs: www.LifeLabs.com

LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company with over 50 years of experience providing laboratory testing services to help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. In communities across British Columbia and Ontario, LifeLabs delivers cost-effective, convenient access to laboratory testing services which are essential for optimal outcomes in healthcare. LifeLabs employs approximately 5,400 professionally trained staff and delivers over 100 million laboratory tests, supporting over 19 million patient visits annually. In 2013, LifeLabs acquired BC Biomedical in British Columbia and CML HealthCare in Ontario making LifeLabs the largest community laboratory in Canada. LifeLabs is indirectly owned by OMERS Administration Corporation, whose interest is managed by Borealis Infrastructure. For information about LifeLabs Genetics, visit www.LifeLabsGenetics.com. LifeLabs is a Proud Supporter of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

About Borealis Infrastructure: www.borealis.ca

Borealis Infrastructure is a leader in direct infrastructure investing with over a decade of investment experience. Borealis manages more than $12 billion in OMERS equity capital through investments in a diversified portfolio of large-scale infrastructure assets exhibiting stability and strong cash flows, in sectors including energy, transportation and social infrastructure. It has offices in Toronto, London, New York and Sydney. Borealis is the infrastructure investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds with net assets of more than $72 billion and an AAA credit rating. For more information please visit www.borealis.ca or www.omers.com.

About Excelleris: www.Excelleris.com

Excelleris Technologies, (Excelleris) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LifeLabs. The company was founded in 1999 to address a common business need to more efficiently and cost effectively distribute information (laboratory results) to ordering providers. An expert integrator and software solution developer, Excelleris now delivers health care information distribution and access services, comprising distribution of laboratory, health records and medical imaging content to providers and patients. Access is made possible via provider- and patient-facing portals that have been fine-tuned throughout the years to become highly usable and trusted tools within health care.

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