Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) has announced that it has selected Telus Health as the technical solution provider for PrescribeIT, Canada’s electronic prescription service.
According to Michael Green, the president and CEO of Infoway, Telus Health’s innovative approach and its ability to make Infoway’s vision happen, made it the ideal choice for PrescribeIT.
The president of Telus Health, Paul Lepage had some pleasantries about Infoway and its PrescribeIT program as well. “As a longstanding technology provider enabling improved health outcomes for Canadians, we are proud to be working with Infoway to develop and operate PrescribeIT. PrescribeIT will be built on our open, interoperable and vendor agnostic TELUS Health Exchange platform, which is already enabling collaboration and efficiency in the primary care ecosystem.”
Infoway and Telus Health will work together to help all Canadians prescribers, pharmacists and pharmacies by making sure their patients get their choice of prescription drugs, by safeguarding patient information and maintaining privacy and security standards.
PrescribeIT will aid policymakers and health care providers in the fight against opioid misuse. “Through a single, national e-prescribing system, we can reduce fraud and abuse by eliminating handwritten prescriptions, avoid fragmentation of patient health care information, and ensure data integrity for opioid monitoring and surveillance,” said Green.
PrescribeIT trials will run in communities across Alberta and Ontario starting in mid-2017 and plans to fully roll out throughout the country starting in mid-2018.
Source: Canada Health Infoway