Telus Health Solutions Selects Get Real Consulting's Consumer Health Platform, InstantPHR
Get Real Consulting, (Get Real), an award-winning consumer health pioneer and strategic innovation partner to many of the most prominent health care and provider organizations in the world, today announced a reseller agreement with TELUS Health Solutions that will bring Get Real Consulting's InstantPHR(TM) consumer health and care management platform to Canada. TELUS Health Solutions will operate the licensed software under the TELUS Personal Health Record brand name. The InstantPHR platform and care management tool kit fully leverages the interoperability and security features of the TELUS HealthSpace(R), powered by Microsoft HealthVault(R) and is completely customizable and configurable for every participating organization who utilizes the platform.
"Get Real is very pleased to work with TELUS Health Solutions and support the TELUS Personal Health Record offering, enabling a wealth of consumer home health empowerment capabilities and experiences seamlessly across PC, tablet, iPad, smartphone, and other technologies, empowering Canadians to work with their health care providers and develop care plans to self-manage their health where and how they live," said Robin Wiener, President & Founding Partner, Get Real. "We look forward to working dynamically with TELUS across their enterprise health solutions as well as their consumer and subscriber channels to enable a modern, digitally connected care coordination and home monitoring gateway between providers and patients across Canada."
"Get Real and InstantPHR represent a game-changing capability to meaningfully empower Canadians to manage their health wherever they are, and leverage the full power of our wireline, wireless infrastructures," said Sebastien Prevost, vice-president, consumer health, TELUS Health Solutions.
InstantPHR, available in the United States and globally, is an electronic "toolbox" that easily creates and customizes personal health applications for healthcare systems and organizations. This includes patient and healthcare professional portals, disease management platforms, and care management solutions. InstantPHR seamlessly connects to any provider health information system, empowering consumers to access health information, health tools, provider directed care plans, connected health management devices, secure messaging, alerts and reminders across a common user interface spanning PCs, tablets, iPads, and smartphone OS platforms, conveniently connecting digital health management to everyday life. Providers digitally connect to InstantPHR through a proprietary administration portal that allows provider organizations to develop, customize and integrate and modify their patient care solutions in real time and integrate patient and cohort management data compatibly within provider Electronic Medical Record, Electronic Health Record and Health Information Exchange systems. Additional product features include:
Customizable Patient Portal with mobile capabilities: Patients can manage overall health, manage all types of chronic diseases, connect health management devices, receive alerts and reminders about health, and communicate securely with their doctors.
Robust Healthcare Provider Portal: Get Real enables clinicians to interact with their patients and their patient's health data like never before, with the inclusion of patient generated and home health device data, helping improve provider efficiencies and patient outcomes. The provider portal features customized clinical dashboards, care management, patient and co-hort management, workflow integration, secure patient messaging, and patient alerts.
Proprietary and Rich Administrative Console: Get Real offers organizations the ability to "take the controls" by offering an administrative portal with over 100 widgets. This portal allows organizations to configure, customize and deploy applications in weeks, instead of months.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Get Real Consulting is a groundbreaking and award-winning global health consulting and technology pioneer on the leading edge of connected consumer and provider health transformation. Get Real Consulting, and its flagship product InstantPHR(TM) unlocks health information and modernizes how people and families can access, understand, and pro-actively empower themselves seamlessly through an integrated platform that demonstrates improved and maintained health and quality of life compatibly with how they live it every day. As a Microsoft Technology Partner, Get Real Consulting touts a diverse, rich global customer base, which is at the forefront of web and mobile-based health technology innovations, patient usability and experiences. For more information, please visit: http://www.getrealconsulting.com.
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, 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. For more information about TELUS Health Solutions, please visit http://www.telushealth.com.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $10.4 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million customer connections including 7.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines and 1.3 million Internet subscribers and more than 500,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition. For more information about TELUS please visit telus.com.
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