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TELUS Health partners with Sanofi Canada to launch STARsystem platform

May 28, 2012

Innovative web-based platform will help educate, empower and encourage Canadians living with diabetes to more effectively manage their disease

Montreal, PQ, May 28, 2012 – TELUS Health has partnered with Sanofi Canada to launch STARsystem, an innovative private web-based platform that gives diabetics free anywhere, anytime access to personalized education and self-management health tools. The STARsystem platform is available to diabetics who purchase BGStar and iBGStar blood glucose monitors, both developed by Sanofi Canada.

The STARsystem platform addresses the unmet needs of Canadians living with diabetes and provides tailored support and advice on five key areas of diabetes management:

  • Monitoring
  • Managing
  • Eating
  • Moving
  • Feeling/emotional wellness

Following a simple, user-friendly format, users answer a series of preliminary questions to determine their level of knowledge about diabetes. This “triage” process then allows the system to suggest relevant and current content based on each patient’s preferences and expertise, which users can access and track through a personalized dashboard.

“Developed, built and managed by TELUS Health, the STARsystem platform provides people living with diabetes with a wealth of authoritative, useful online information about their disease,” said Paul Lepage, senior vice president, TELUS Health. “We are confident that the added value provided by the STARsystem platform will empower diabetics to take charge of their disease and make well-informed daily decisions, enabling them to lead healthier lives.”

Further development of the STARsystem platform is currently being planned. Sanofi Canada is including free health coaching sessions (90 minutes of one-on-one health coaching by phone and six months of unlimited online support), a proven positive influence for people living with diabetes, with the launch of STARsystem.

About TELUS Health

TELUS Health is a leader in telehealth, electronic health records, remote patient monitoring, mobile home and community care, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management. Our 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 www.telushealth.com.

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For more information contact:
Janice Murray
TELUS Health 
416 487-5007 
Janice.murray@telus.com