Reinforcing its commitment to provide "the best healthcare information technology solutions in Canada," Vancouver-based telecom Telus announced today that is has acquired KinLogix, a privately held provider of cloud-based Electronic Medical Records in Quebec.
Unsurprisingly, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
According to the telco, this strategic acquisition "strengthens Telus Health’s leadership in the EMR market and furthers its efforts to accelerate the adoption of EMR solutions to continue to improve Canada’s health system, and most importantly, deliver better health outcomes for patients." The KinLogix EMR is a cloud-based solution used in medical clinics that captures, organizes, and displays critical patient data in one integrated patient record.
“Telus Health is committed to bringing best in class technology solutions to healthcare professionals so they can spend more time delivering high quality care to patients. By acquiring KinLogix, Telus is delivering on its national strategy which will further the adoption of EMRs, an essential building block to an efficient healthcare system in Canada,” said Paul Lepage, senior vice-president of Telus Health. “Combined with Telus’ expertise and technology, the KinLogix EMR has the ability to share information electronically between physicians and patients, ultimately facilitating enhancement of care delivery and improvement of healthcare efficiency, thereby positively affecting the lives of Canadians.”
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Michel Hébert, KinLogix claimed to be the largest and fastest-growing EMR player in Quebec, representing 36% of the province’s electronic medical records market. According to KinLogix, its solutions are deployed in 200 medical clinics and support the work of 5,700 healthcare professionals.
“We’ve worked very hard to grow a community of doctors who use EMRs not only to improve efficiencies but also to positively impact patient care,” said Dr. Michel Hébert, Medical Director, Telus Health. “In aligning under Telus, we’ll be able to better answer physicians’ needs and continue to develop innovative solutions, allowing for additional collaboration across the continuum of care. Telus Health is going to help transform Canada’s healthcare for the better, and we’re proud to be joining their team.”
This is the second EMR solution acquisition for Telus following the February 2012 acquisition of Wolf Medical Systems in Western Canada.