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Stepping up to revitalize Canadian healthcare

September 29, 2016

Paul Lepage,
President
TELUS Health

The prospect of a new Federal Health Accord is fuelling debate about healthcare funding and priorities and is spurring discussion about the need for new (and renewed) partnerships between Ottawa and the Provinces and Territories as well as among healthcare providers, health administrators, academics and citizens themselves.

Without question, revitalizing Canada’s healthcare system requires fresh thinking and inspired ways of collaborating among players that are, for the most part, working in silos today. Canada’s digital health sector, in which TELUS Health has a substantial presence, must be counted among these players. Industry will be pivotal in bringing digital health strategies to life, contributing not only product and service innovations, but new and faster approaches to achieving a sustainable healthcare system.

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