Yesterday was a great day for the dozens of Telus EMR users in New Brunswick and for their estimated 100,000 plus patients. The most recent software upgrade has some innovative advances in functionality and convenience but, most importantly, Telus clients now can have instant, continually updated access to their EMR data anywhere, anytime.
It’s all done by simply downloading an app which allows the user’s phone to be linked to the office EMR. With the new software, Telus clients can access their patient data, office schedule, and contact information in seconds via a secure, password-protected encrypted portal.
As far as I know, no other vendor in the province has anything like this, which is a shame, because it is definitely going to make doctors’ lives a whole lot easier. And it is only the beginning.
Thinking about buying an EMR system? As the saying goes “Choose Wisely.” It’s a major investment of time and money, and you want to go with a company that can deliver the goods.
If you are interested in what Telus has to offer, this is a good starting point: https://www.telushealth.co/health-solutions/electronic-medical-records/overview/?redirect=beta
And here is a link to the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/telus-emr-mobile/id884824587?mt=8
Think this is the final piece of the EMR puzzle that you needed to take the plunge? Still not convinced? Why not get a demo of the software. You won’t be disappointed! http://www.telushealth.com/emrsolutionportfolio/default.aspx?gclid=Cj0KEQjwmqyqBRC7zKnO_f6iodcBEiQA9T996ECtTdB6N8LnAuxc9mqgvqLYYKEasX6h5I1q-8IJnkgaAiXN8P8HAQ
Now, I’ve been saving the best for last.
Other EMR vendors have been known to jealously guard and protect their turf from competitors. One even signed a secret deal with the government preventing doctors form accessing their patients’ medical information!
Telus is actively promoting and developing technology which allows different EMR systems to talk to each other, making efficient, straightforward exchange of information a reality. In the EMR business, it’s known as interoperability. It’s more than just a buzzword. It’s the way of the future.