Telus Health Records Now Used by 2 Million Canadians
Telus Health’s Personal Health Record (PHR) technology, which made its debut in multiple western provinces in 2019, has reached the significant milestone of providing two million Canadians with access to their own digital health record.
The technology provides citizens a single point of access to their own health data, including test results and trends, immunization records, and biometrics such as blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and height and weight which can all be uploaded by the user or from a digital health device.
Personal health records provide a holistic view of a patient’s medical history which can be shared with consent with a care team resulting in more effective and efficient delivery of care.
For example, Alberta’s MyHealth Records is an online tool that helps Albertans better manage their health by providing secure and timely access to health information.
“We all have the right to our personal health information and by using technology, we are also facilitating improved communication between patients and their healthcare team. We are grateful for the opportunity to have created personal health records for more than two million people and we are excited to deliver our solution to even more Canadians,” said Telus Health VP Damon Ramsey.
As of June 2022, approximately 1.3 million Albertans have registered for MyHealth Records and an average of 20,000 Albertans access their health information per day.