TELUS Health

TELUS Health

November 12, 2014 10:32 ET

Media Advisory/Interview and Photo Opportunity: Bringing the Technology Revolution to Healthcare

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, President Obama's Former National Coordinator for Health IT Speaks on What Canada Can Learn from Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption in the U.S.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2014) - On Friday, November 14, 2014, TELUS Health will host an educational breakfast event with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former National Coordinator for Health IT for President Obama.

In this informative lecture, Dr. Mostashari will bring an international perspective to the Canadian healthcare community on the benefits of EMR adoption, specifically as it relates to chronic disease management (like diabetes), healthcare policy and the future of e-health.

EMR use in Canada has grown 19 per cent between 2009 and 2012. Yet despite this growth, the country's EMR adoption rate of 56 percent is the lowest in the G7. Why is Canada lagging behind? Dr. Mostashari will share his thoughts on how Canada can continue to build on the lessons of the U.S. to achieve even better results, through a comprehensive approach.

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Note to editors: Cameras and reporters are welcome to attend

When: Friday, November 14, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET
Where: TELUS House Toronto
25 York Street, Toronto, ON
Third floor reception
What: Interview and Photo Opportunities:
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, CEO, Aledade, an internationally-renowned expert in the area of EMR policy and adoption
Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health
Dr. Michael Guerriere, Chief Medical Officer, TELUS Health

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