Securely sharing patient health data can be tough – but easy, quick access to vital information can make all the difference in patient care. This means not only having applications available to electronically share critical patient information, but also a reliable infrastructure to support all of those tools.
The backbone of EHRs
Providing the functionality of the Health Information Access Layer (HIAL) as defined by Canada Health Infoway – the backbone of EHRs – the TELUS Health Integration Platform enables patient data to be appropriately shared between providers and across care settings.
Key HIAL services include:
- communications services
- consent and terminology services
- orchestration services
- EHR Index
Architected and built by TELUS, the platform manages interactions between clinical systems, such as pharmacy management systems, hospital information systems, physicians, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR), provincial repositories, such as drug, lab, and shared health records, and provincial registries, such as client, provider, location and user.
One set of messaging interfaces
Through a service-oriented architecture, the platform seamlessly links disparate eHealth systems together so they can easily exchange information through one set of messaging interfaces. With this standards-based approach, the platform connects EHR domains and registries while ensuring the security and privacy of patient information.
Built for flexibility
Fully configurable and extensible, TELUS Health Integration Platform supports both current and future medical systems that benefit from being connected to EHRs, such as labs, hospitals, pharmacy management software and EMR software.