TELUS Health completes acquisition of pharmacy management provider XD3 Solutions
Acquisition will help enhance collaboration between pharmacists, healthcare professionals and citizens across Canada
TELUS Health, Canada’s largest Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provider and a leader in pharmacy management solutions, today announced the completion of its acquisition of pharmacy management solution provider XD3 Solutions, which currently serves more than 150 Quebec-based pharmacies. The agreement includes the transition of XD3 employees and expertise to TELUS Health, which will allow TELUS to provide customers with consistent service and a seamless transition. The acquisition brings the total number of Canadian pharmacies using TELUS Health pharmacy solutions to 3,000.
“Pharmacists are a critical part of Canada’s healthcare system, acting as frontline resources to provide patients with information and education that drives better health outcomes across the country,” said Paul Lepage, President, TELUS Health. “TELUS’ ability to deliver leading pharmacy services across Canada has been strengthened by our acquisition of XD3 Solutions. The addition of this solution to our product portfolio will allow us to enhance our current service offering while also increasing our ability to support and drive better communication and collaboration between pharmacists, healthcare professionals, insurers and citizens.”
During the past five years, TELUS has invested $20 million in research and development focused on pharmacy management and enhanced collaboration tools and services to support the transformation of healthcare in Canada.
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.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.5 million customer connections, including 8.0 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.45 million Internet subscribers and 888,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 11 community boards across Canada have led the company’s support of grassroots charities and will have contributed $47 million in support of 3,700 local charities organizations by the end of 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian children and youth. 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.
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