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TELUS Health digitally enables new and expecting parents to track their baby’s health from birth

June 7, 2018

New TELUS Baby Health mobile app empowers Québec parents as an educational resource and keeps health information in one easy to access, secure digital record

 

Montreal –TELUS Health announced today the launch of the TELUS Baby Health mobile app, a free digital tool for new and expecting parents in Québec to track their infants’ health information as soon as they’re born and act as an educational resource all in one easy-to-access app that’s available at their fingertips. The app is available for free download on iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play.

The TELUS Baby Health app supports parents in taking control of their baby’s health by tracking and monitoring their child’s health information and developmental milestones from birth, creating an easy-to-access, digital health record on a smartphone or tablet. The app not only keeps a baby’s important health information in one place, but also gives parents access to a rich library of curated video and written content, arming them with the information they need during their infant’s first 18 months.

“We want to empower Canadians with the right information, tools and support they need to lead healthier and happier lives. Our new Baby Health app helps new parents build a digital health record for life for their baby. They will have everything they need regarding the health of their child in the palm of their hands, anytime and anywhere they need it. This will help ensure better healthcare experiences through all stages of life,” said Juggy Sihota, vice president, Consumer Health, TELUS.

Reliable access to a child’s historic health information enables Canadian parents to be more informed about their child’s wellbeing and proactively monitor their health. Further, using a digital tool that can be easily accessed and updated in real-time with information such as allergies, immunizations, medications and illnesses not only builds a child’s health history, but also keeps all information in one place for quick reference when visiting healthcare providers and helps to create stronger doctor-patient communication.

More than a decade ago, TELUS made a bold decision to leverage its world-class innovation and technology to tackle the challenges facing Canada’s healthcare system. Since then, the company has invested $2 billion to bring health solutions to market that improve collaboration and the flow of patient information across primary healthcare providers. Digital tools, such as the TELUS Baby Health app, can help shift how the majority of Canadians currently manage their health by empowering them to proactively monitor their well-being and have improved access to their complete health information.

The TELUS Baby Health app is currently available in English and French with new content being added regularly. To download the app for free, new parents can visit the Apple App Store or Google Play.

At TELUS, good health is a community effort, so for every account registered on the TELUS Baby Health app between June 7 and December 31, 2018, TELUS will donate $5 to Opération Enfant Soleil. The organisation raises funds to develop high-quality paediatrics and to contribute to various projects for all the children in Québec. TELUS has been a proud supporter of Opération Enfant Soleil for more than 20 years.

For more information visit: telus.com/babyhealth and follow the conversation on social media using #BabyHealthApp.
About TELUS Health and Payment Solutions

TELUS Health is a leader in home health monitoring, electronic medical and health records, as well as consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management solutions. TELUS Health leverages the power of technology to enable better health outcomes for Canadians with innovative digital solutions that enable collaboration, efficiency and productivity for physicians, pharmacists, health authorities, allied healthcare professionals, insurers, employers and citizens. TELUS Payment Solutions complements our health solutions by delivering secure, industry-compliant payment and lending solutions that connect lenders, payors, insurers, extended healthcare providers and financial institutions to their customers across Canada.

 

For more information please visit: telushealth.com and www.telus.com/payment-solutions.

 

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TELUS Social and Media Relations

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