Telus buys electronic medical record provider KinLogix
TELUS has completed acquisition of KinLogix, Quebec’s fastest-growing cloud-based electronic medical record provider.
Paul Lepage, Senior Vice-President, TELUS Health said, “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.”
Mr. Lepage also said, “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 this acquisition, TELUS Health has strengthened its position in the EMR market. It will now be able to further accelerate the adoption of EMR Solutions.
It has given the health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers the power to turn information into better health outcomes.
The financial terms of the deal with KinLogix were not divulged.
Dr. Michael Hebert, Medical Director, TELUS Health said, “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.” Dr. Michael also said, “In aligning under TELUS, we’ll be able to better answer physicians’ needs and continue to develop innovative solutions, allowing for additional collaborations across the continuum of care.”
KinLogix provides a cloud-based system to capture, organize and display patient data in one record.