April 9, 2013 (Toronto, ON) Infoway and TELUS Health recently announced that the latest version of TELUS Health’s Wolf Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, version 2012.1, has achieved Infoway’s EMR National Class certification.
"We applaud Wolf EMR’s achievement of Infoway EMR National Class certification. This EMR has successfully undergone an assessment process to confirm its conformance with the privacy, security and interoperability standards the marketplace is looking for,” said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.
"TELUS Health places paramount importance on patient confidentiality, privacy and security of electronic medical records,” said Dr. Brendan Byrne, Vice-President, TELUS Physician Solutions. “This certification provides a rigorous, credible assessment of our ability to connect healthcare professionals to the data they need at the point of care, resulting in secure and confidential interactions between physicians, patients and the broader healthcare continuum.”
TELUS Health firmly believes that ongoing connectivity issues still facing the Canadian Healthcare Ecosystem can be addressed with strong alignment to national standards. The addition of Infoway’s National Class certification for the Wolf EMR is just one example of TELUS Health’s commitment to national certification and standards which support the organization’s mission of turning information into better health outcomes.
Infoway's strategic efforts to hasten EMR adoption and use at the point of care in community and out-patient care settings, leverage the work that has already been done to build jurisdictional electronic health record systems. These systems allow authorized clinicians to access key information about their patients' health histories.
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians, patients and consumers the power to turn information into better health outcomes. For more information about TELUS Health, please visit telushealth.com.
About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of information and communications technology projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will help foster a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.
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