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April 17, 2015 15:36 ET

TELUS Health Takes Top Honours in Innovation at the 35th Mercuriades Awards

Pharma Space solution used by 70% of Quebec's pharmacies awarded Innovation Mercure

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 17, 2015) - Last night, TELUS Health was a big winner at the 35th Mercuriades Gala organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, taking home the prestigious Mercure award in the Innovation - Investissement Québec category for creating the Pharma Space platform.

TELUS Health launched the Pharma Space solution in 2011. Today, more than 70 per cent of Quebec's pharmacies use the platform, enabling 400,000 Quebec residents to renew prescriptions online as well as receive and share information digitally with their pharmacist.

"Pharma Space brings home our vision of how we as patients can and should be engaged in our own care, making healthcare a team sport. At TELUS Health, our position is to provide the supporting technological tools allowing for better care coordination and information flow among healthcare providers" said Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health. "We are honoured Quebec's business community is recognizing our technology's potential to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes for Quebecers and Canadians. Having the courage to innovate is truly part of our values and our DNA at TELUS and receiving this award in the Innovation category made it that much more meaningful."

By closely observing market trends and patients' technology consumption patterns and needs, as well as by partnering closely with customers on the development of its technology, TELUS Health is able to create customized solutions that help to transform the health system.

"The use of health technology solutions is on the rise not only in Quebec but also nationwide. We are honoured to be able to support healthcare providers through this technological shift - a transition that will ensure a sustainable future for the health system by facilitating and enhancing every interaction the patient and the healthcare team have with clinical information. TELUS Health is creating a baseline for a new and improved patient experience," added Mr. Lepage.

The prestigious Mercuriades award provides further motivation for TELUS Health to continue innovating and making life easier for thousands of health professionals, allowing them to use their time and energy to focus on patients.

About TELUS Health

TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic health records (EHR), electronic medical records (EMR), personal health records (PHR), pharmacy management and benefits management. Its 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 in 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 data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, wireless, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest health care 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 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 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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