"TELUS Health is committed to changing the way Canadians look at
healthcare through the use of innovative health technology," says Paul
Lepage, President, TELUS Health. "We share a common vision with Get
Real Health to effectively engage patients and motivate them to take a
more proactive approach to their health. We are pleased to continue to
grow our long-standing relationship with this latest investment."
Get Real Health's origins are in custom software development and systems
integration services. Having completed the transition to a successful
software company, Get Real Health realized that pursuing the tremendous
opportunities it saw in the personal health IT and connected care
market would require greater resources. So in early 2013, the founding
partners decided to take the logical next step and seek outside
funding—for the first time in the company's history—to help grow the
"TELUS Ventures actively seeks innovative startups that assist
healthcare organizations to dramatically impact patient outcomes," said
TELUS Ventures vice-president, Mathew George. "We are very pleased to
partner with Get Real Health, a pioneer of patient engagement
solutions, whose InstantPHR data visualization and care management
tools are transforming the way healthcare organizations and
practitioners interact with their customers."
About TELUS Ventures
TELUS Ventures, the strategic venture investment arm of TELUS, evaluates
companies, markets, management teams and technologies to ensure a fit
to TELUS' strategy and to maximize financial returns on investment. The
Ventures' team drives success for its portfolio of company investments
by actively facilitating relationships within TELUS and our network of
About TELUS Health
TELUS Health is a leader in telehomecare, electronic medical and health
records, consumer health, benefits management and pharmacy management.
TELUS Health solutions give health authorities, providers, physicians,
and patients the power to turn information into better health outcomes.
For more information about TELUS Health, please visit telushealth.com.
About Get Real Health
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, USA, Get Real
Health is an award-winning global health information technology pioneer
specializing in patient engagement and connected care solutions. Get
Real Health's flagship product—InstantPHR™—is an electronic toolbox for
creating and customizing personal health applications. In addition to
the InstantPHR™ platform, Get Real Health offers turn-key solutions and
custom services for a wide range of healthcare organizations. Get Real
Health has a diverse global customer base and strategic partnerships
leaders including Microsoft, Caradigm, and TELUS Health Solutions. For
more information, visit: getrealhealth.com.
SOURCE TELUS Corporation