Telus plans to bring “patient centred” e-health system to Canada

Telus is tapping Microsoft’s HealthVault Web portal to bring a novel electronic health records management system to Canadians.

The launch of Telus Health Space, within a year, will enable Canadians to build their own health records, gain visibility into the contents of their file, and control what information they share with their health providers. At the core of the offering is Microsoft’s HealthVault — an online portal for personal medical records. Telus Corp., which has secured the first exclusive licence for HealthVault outside of the U.S., will use it to host personalized electronic health records (EHR) for Canadians under the name Telus Health Space, according to the Calgary-based telecommunications company.

Users can store health records they get from providers, upload data from health devices such as a pedometer, share health information with select health providers, access a range of wellness products, and find relevant health information with a search tool.

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