Microsoft Creating Online Database in Canada with Telus
Microsoft is designing an online database in Canada with the Telus Corporation, which is an outsized wireless carrier. The Internet-based service will be obtainable to the Canadian customers and their health-care suppliers.
It will be based on Microsoft’s HealthVault software. However, Telus did not reveal the financial terms and conditions of the contract. Telus’ new personal healthcare records service will not bump heads with Canada’s widespread healthcare system, according to Telus Corp. CEO, Darren Entwistle.
It is designed in such a way, so as to help Canadians maintain and keep an eye on their healthcare and to stay connected with physicians and other health caretakers.
Telus made an investment of $800 million into the new service, which was built on a Microsoft platform.
Twelve healthcare organizations, which include the Asthma Society of Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association, both have signed up, so as to utilize the service, with the intention to be able to communicate online with patients.
Entwistle said that Telus is ready to work with counties, healthcare suppliers and insurance firms, in order to develop the system and build the critical collection of information and members needed for the social networking site to reach success in what it intends to do.
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