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TELUS Health

March 19, 2015 05:00 ET

TELUS Health Acquires Medesync Electronic Medical Records Technology

Acquisition will provide physicians with robust access to clinical information from anywhere with any device

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 19, 2015) - TELUS Health, Canada's leading Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provider, today completed its acquisition of Medesync, a certified EMR product, which will bring a web-based interface to TELUS' EMR portfolio in Quebec. Medesync uses the latest cloud-based and mobile technologies to bring physicians anywhere, anytime, access to EMRs from any computer or mobile device.

Medesync's EMR technology features a number of tools for managing and accessing all aspects of a clinic's operations, including scheduling, clinical encounters, prescribing, billing and electronic lab results. Additionally, it provides strong reporting capabilities and dashboards to assist medical professionals and clinical staff with at-a-glance access to key information. The solution addresses both the needs of general practitioners and specialists.

"With the acquisition of the Medesync product, TELUS Health is further strengthening its EMR offering by providing a robust, bilingual web-based solution that is well-regarded for its ease of use and accessibility by physicians from any computer or mobile device," said Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health. "Not only is this becoming increasingly important and in demand, it will also strengthen EMR adoption in Quebec and play a meaningful role in increasing collaboration between healthcare professionals to drive better health outcomes for patients."

The agreement includes the transition of Medesync employees and expertise to TELUS Health, which will allow TELUS to provide Medesync customers with consistent service.

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.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12 billion of annual revenue and 13.7 million customer connections, including 8.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million Internet subscribers and 916,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $396 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered and more than 6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 11 community boards across Canada have led the company's support of grassroots charities and will have contributed $47 million in support of 3,700 local charities organizations by the end of 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian children and youth. 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 international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

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