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October 10, 2012

TELUS Acquires KinLogix

TELUS, a company that provides telehomecare, electronic medical and health records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management solutions, recently completed the acquisition of KinLogix, a provider of cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in Quebec.

"TELUS Health is committed to bringing best in class technology solutions to healthcare professionals so they can spend more time delivering high quality care to patients. By acquiring KinLogix, TELUS is delivering on its national strategy which will further the adoption of EMRs, an essential building block to an efficient healthcare system in Canada," said Paul Lepage, senior vice-President, TELUS Health. "Combined with TELUS' expertise and technology, the KinLogix EMR has the ability to share information electronically between physicians and patients, ultimately facilitating enhancement of care delivery and improvement of healthcare efficiency, thereby positively affecting the lives of Canadians."

With the acquisition, TELUS Health has strengthened its position in the EMR market and will now be able to further accelerate the adoption of EMR solutions. TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers the power to turn information into better health outcomes. In February 2012, TELUS acquired Wolf Medical Systems, Western Canada's leading cloud-based solution provider.

"We've worked very hard to grow a community of doctors who use EMRs not only to improve efficiencies but also to positively impact patient care," said Dr. Michel Hébert, Medical Director, TELUS Health. "In aligning under TELUS, we'll be able to better answer physicians' needs and continue to develop innovative solutions, allowing for additional collaboration across the continuum of care. TELUS Health is going to help transform Canada's healthcare for the better, and we're proud to be joining their team."

Meanwhile, TELUS recently invested $1 million to bring the world's most advanced and fastest wireless technology to Prince George. Called 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE), the technology is now live across the community. Additional B.C. communities -- including several in B.C.'s north -- will be getting access to 4G LTE in the coming months, as TELUS brings the technology to nearly 90 per cent of the province's population by the end of 2012.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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