TELUS Health Solutions and TELUS Mobility team up to provide Canadian home and community care organizations with new mobile solution

Oct 28, 2009 6:08:44 AM

Canadian Homecare Summit - Calgary - October 28, 2009

For home and community caregivers who spend their days on the road or in their patients' homes, time is a precious commodity and not something to be spent filling out endless paper forms when it can be used to improve care delivery. To help homecare organizations, TELUS Health Solutions is introducing a new mobile solution called TELUS MobileCare.

TELUS MobileCare expands on the industry-leading CellTrak application which has the largest install base of mobile homecare solutions in Canada with close to 5,000 mobile caregivers using the application.

Our healthcare system is facing a variety of challenges including the growing demands of an aging population, an increasing number of people with chronic illnesses, fewer clinicians and a healthcare system primarily focused on treating acute conditions. These issues are providing the stimulus for the adoption of new care models that allow a patient to stay in their home and still receive quality care.

"Most mobile caregivers spend upwards of 20 percent on administrative tasks, such as calling for care plans and routes, or reconciling care plans with their daily visits," said Marc Filion, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, TELUS Health Solutions. "The TELUS MobileCare solution gives them the tools to improve planning, scheduling, information sharing and communication so they can focus on what they do best: caring for their patients."

Currently the only application of its kind that runs on both cell phones and the BlackBerry, TELUS MobileCare integrates seamlessly with an organization's existing software applications for managing care plans, scheduling visits and tracking mileage and other administrative requirements - virtually bringing the head office into the field.

The TELUS MobileCare is offered exclusively to TELUS Mobility subscribers, and is a part of TELUS Health Solutions' portfolio of mobile solutions for home and community care organizations.

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