Personal health records
EMR vendors to connect systems to
Montreal – Telus
announced that three of Canada’s leading electronic medical record
providers – KinLogix Medical, Healthscreen Solutions and Wolf Medical
Systems – have agreed to connect their solutions to the Telus health
With the integration of EMRs, patients and service providers will be
able to securely access and share health information electronically
transferred from their medical file over any Internet connection from
any location and at any time. Consumer pilots will begin in Quebec with
KinLogix this quarter and roll-out across Ontario, Alberta and British
Columbia starting in the second quarter.
Telus health space, powered by Microsoft HealthVault, is a secure and
confidential online consumer platform and the first of its kind in
Canada. According to the company, Telus health space will provide
Canadians with one of the most fundamentally important pieces of the
healthcare puzzle – access and management of their own health
“With 61 percent of consumers asking for their physician, hospital or
the government to provide them with a personal heath record (PHR) or
online medical record, our partnerships with KinLogix, Healthscreen and
Wolf will help to answer this need,” said Paul Lepage (pictured), senior
vice president, Telus Health Solutions.
“Through Telus health space, we are empowering Canadians with an
electronic health platform that will improve health outcomes for
themselves and their families. Our goal is to help put the patient
first, improve the flow of information across the continuum of care and
shift the focus from the remediation to the prevention of disease.”
Telus health space will give Canadians the ability to create, store and
manage their family’s health information in a safe environment utilizing
the latest in encryption and protection technology. This includes moving
personal health information quickly and securely across the healthcare
continuum whether they are at home, in a clinic, at a hospital or
wherever consumers’ lifestyles or business travels take them.
Health consumers want trustworthy and reliable data fed into their PHRs.
With EMR functionality, information may be entered into the Telus health
space account in two ways:
• the physician updates the PHR and the data flows automatically into
the patient’s profile;
• patients automatically transfer readings from medical devices such as
blood pressure, glucose monitors, pedometers and more directly to their
For its part, KinLogix Medical is one of Quebec’s foremost developers
and providers of medical data information systems. With clinics
throughout the province, KinLogix has over 1,500 physicians and a
patient base of two million.
In Ontario, Healthscreen Solutions provides software and services to
5,500 doctors with 1,500 of them also using the company’s EMR solution.
These physicians have an average of 1,500 patients in their care.
One of the west coast’s top EMR vendors, Wolf Medical Systems enables
800 physicians in Alberta and 500 in British Columbia to manage medical
records for over 2 million patients and has launched a patient portal
application that will also be connected to Telus health space.
About KinLogix Medical
KinLogix Medical is a Canadian company offering electronic health record
(EHR) technology to physicians and health care professionals. This
technology was first implemented within family medicine groups in April
2007. Now, KinLogix Medical may be found in over 100 centres throughout
the province of Quebec, including specialist clinics. This application
differs from the competition through its delivery of an affordable,
user-friendly, mobile and secure solution. Written for the Microsoft.net
Framework, KinLogix is also an ASP solution that uses “smart client”.
Data is securely hosted on offsite servers. In the event of a
telecommunications outage at the clinic, KinLogix may be run locally
under limited conditions. Clinicians benefit from secure access to their
medical records from any location and at any time. KinLogix Medical
recently signed an agreement with Telus Health Solutions to integrate
its solution into the Telus health space platform and the Oacis
electronic clinical environment.
About Wolf Medical Systems
Wolf Medical Systems asserts that it is the West’s dominant provider of
electronic medical records (EMR) software for physician offices and
medical clinics. Founded in 1998, the company has hundreds of installed
sites supporting thousands of physicians and allied healthcare users
across Canada. Wolf’s EMR software includes a complete suite of
physician-designed applications that automate and simplify the process
of clinical practice while empowering physicians to improve clinical
outcomes for their patients. For more information on Wolf Medical
Systems, visit www.wolfmedical.com.
About Healthscreen Solutions Inc.
Healthscreen Solutions Inc. (www.healthscreen.com)
provides a comprehensive suite of practice enhancing products and
services to increase physician productivity and revenue while reducing
costs and improving patient care. The Company’s portfolio includes
billing and scheduling software, electronic medical records software,
and Physician Services which assist physicians in enhancing patient
care, while increasing clinic revenue and efficiency. Healthscreen’s
services and software are used by over 5,000 full-time physicians who
are responsible for the health care of more than six million Canadians.
About Telus Health Solutions
Telus Health Solutions is a leader in telehealth, electronic health
records, remote patient monitoring, mobile home and community care,
consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. Our
solutions give health authorities, providers, primary care physicians,
patients and consumers the power to enhance decision making and improve
outcomes for Canadians. Telus Health Solutions is transforming how
information is used across the continuum of care from hospital to home
with solutions that foster collaboration, drive prevention and empower
care teams and patients. Telus Health Solutions is Canada’s leading
Healthcare IT Company as cited by the Branham Group for the last three
years and for being honoured as the ITAC Health Company of the Year
(2008) and Health Transformation Company of the Year (2009). For more
information about Telus Health Solutions, please visit
Posted February 10, 2011