Telus Employees Piloting e-Health Platform
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—CANADAJune 2, 2010
Telus will soon launch a consumer electronic health service that chief executive Darren Entwistle says will "revolutionize" healthcare, The Vancouver Sun reports. "Canadians will have the ability to create, store and manage their personal health information across their computers and smartphones and, in the future, TVs," Entwistle said at an e-health conference in Vancouver this week. Currently, 750 Telus employees are piloting the platform, which will enable the secure transmission of health information between providers and patients and will improve the privacy and accuracy of electronic health records, Entwistle says. He expects the service will be available to consumers by year's end.