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Discover our insights into how technology is contributing to reshape the digital healthcare ecosystem.

5 tips to support your child’s mental health

This year, more than ever, your child’s anxiety may be heightened as they face returning to school in a COVID-19 landscape.

5 things to know about Nurse Practitioners

August 13, 2020

Did you know that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can practice medicine autonomously, write prescriptions, make referrals and diagnose and treat illness holistically?

Addressing the need for increased COVID-19 testing in the GTA

August 12, 2020

With our help, St. Michael’s has been able to dramatically increase its COVID-19 testing.

Overcoming COVID-19 fatigue

August 4, 2020

COVID-19 fatigue is sweeping the country, especially among young people. Let's work together to keep each other safe.

Meet the Doctors behind our COVID-19 pandemic response

August 3, 2020

When the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, TELUS brought together its first Medical Advisory Council, a team of Canada’s leading medical experts, to guide our response to this global crisis.

How to make the most of virtual visits

July 29, 2020

Virtual medical appointments may feel strange or even daunting at first, but the key to success is being prepared. Here’s our guide to making the most out of your on-screen medical visit.

Virtual care for COVID-19 keeping Torontonians safer at home

July 21, 2020

Staying home can be the best strategy for dealing with both the risk and symptoms of COVID-19. But when we’re feeling sick or worried, we usually head out to seek care.

Keeping patients connected with virtual care at BC Children’s Hospital

July 15, 2020

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is proud to support BC Children's Hospital Foundation and their Virtual Health Technology program.

5 summer self-love strategies

July 15, 2020

Every Canadian can benefit from more self-love right now. Here are five realistic strategies to consider trying this summer.

Is meditation on your mind?

July 15, 2020

Although meditation is the newest buzz word, myths abound. Here are a few tips and tricks to get started.

Simplify your insurance claims

July 14, 2020

Two thirds of healthcare professionals are set up for direct billing, but many don’t offer it to all of their patients because they aren’t asked to do so.

5 reasons to take your vacation days this summer

July 2, 2020

Carving out time to rest, connect with loved ones and do things for pleasure can cultivate creativity, spark joy and generally allow us to disconnect from the stressors of daily life.

5 travel-free adventures to plan this summer

June 18, 2020

Here are five ideas to consider to safely embrace our sense of adventure in the coming weeks and months.

Take time to “zoom-out” to support your physical & mental health

June 18, 2020

Evidence supports that staying connected is important for our mental health, but having multiple video calls a day instead of real interactions is taking a toll on our at-home workforce.

Optimize your energy levels through your diet

June 16, 2020

While everybody knows that poor nutrition can lead to weight gain, most underestimate the role that diet plays in our energy levels throughout the day.

Feeling more tired than usual? This might be why.

June 15, 2020

The past few months have brought an incredible number of new challenges. It is, therefore, especially important to acknowledge that the stress on our systems may be higher than we realize.

COVID-19, convocation and courage

June 15, 2020

Kids have always had FOMO and feared failure or being considered uncool, but the difference today is that they’re not prepared for these experiences because we’ve shielded them from feeling hurt.

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection

June 12, 2020

While the UV radiation from the sun provides us with many benefits, there are important risks to keep in mind with overexposure.

Innovation & COVID-19: what have we learned?

June 1, 2020

As we begin our gradual recovery, learn more on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, how technology can contribute to economic recovery and the increased business’ role in enhancing employee wellness and security.

Men's health: beyond the basics

May 29, 2020

Did you know men’s health issues align closely with age? Check out some guidelines designed to help you understand key health issues at each stage of life.

COVID-19: it’s a marathon not a sprint

May 29, 2020

A few thoughts on self-care and keeping yourself on track to finish this ultra-marathon feeling both healthy and peaceful.

Fighting seasonal allergies

May 29, 2020

Runny nose, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes? Check out these tips for allergy-sufferers.

Digital health tech supports seniors during COVID-19

May 12, 2020

Technology, apps and connectivity can play a critical role in keeping our seniors engaged socially and allowing them to live independently. See how virtual care can supports our seniors during COVID-19.

Keeping your cool during COVID-19

May 6, 2020

When confronted by an ill-tempered person, particularly when we’re not in the best of moods ourselves, there’s a greater risk of reacting impulsively. Discover a few tips for managing difficult situations.

Your guide to homemade face masks

May 6, 2020

Homemade face masks can be used as an additional measure to protect others against the spread of coronavirus. Here are tips to make your own at home.

5 ways home health monitoring supports COVID-19

April 29, 2020

Some regions may face challenges that strain healthcare capacity. How can we proactively monitor large volumes of cases as well as support increased hospitalizations?

Why it’s important to stay active in times of self-isolation

April 16, 2020

Keeping your body moving has many benefits, particularly in times of stress. Here are three things to keep in mind while exercising at home or during isolation.

5 tips for grocery shopping during COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Keeping our bodies and minds well fueled with nutritious foods remains as important as ever during these challenging times. Here are five tips to help you make the most out of your next grocery shop.

How to curb anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 16, 2020

Experiencing anxiety and worry in uncertain times is normal. Whether you’re experiencing extreme anxiety or moderate levels that are normal, here are eight strategies that can help you manage those anxious feelings.

Virtual care and employee wellness in the age of COVID-19 and beyond

April 9, 2020

Canadian employers have been called upon to navigate business decisions with thoughtful, people-first responses. Here are three ways virtual care can be the logical next step to strengthening your employee benefits provisions.

7 Ways virtual care supports Canada’s COVID-19 response

April 6, 2020

In the current reality of COVID-19, on-demand healthcare is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Here are seven ways virtual care can help keep Canadians safe and healthy.

Sleep hygiene to fight COVID-19

April 1, 2020

A good sleep is essential to maintain physical and mental health. Learn some sleep hygiene rules from our Chief Neuroscience Officer.

How do we talk to our children about a viral pandemic?

March 31, 2020

Some ideas for calming young brains from our Chief Neuroscience Officer.

Six tips to stay healthy during challenging times

March 19, 2020

A few tips to help us keep our sanity and perhaps even enjoy our time in relative isolation.

Keep calm and carry hand sanitizer

March 13, 2020

Often-alarming news is widely shared about COVID-19. Here are some suggestions to help you manage this overwhelming amount of information.

TELUS Talks: British Columbia responds to emergency responders

January 30, 2020

In this interview in our series on mental health tech, we speak with two transformational leaders at BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS).

Alicia Raimundo on the barriers to youth mental health

January 10, 2020

We spoke with Alicia about the barriers young people face, and the promise of virtual mental health care.

Digital Solutions: What’s in store for patients in 2020?

January 10, 2020

Health technology saves time, improves access and Canadians want it. It is poised to help us be healthier.

3 ways virtual care gives employers a competitive advantage

July 23, 2019

Virtual care uses mobile and web technology to connect patients and healthcare practitioners, on-demand, 24/7.

Mindfulness, virtual therapy among the proven supports for mental health

July 2, 2019

Employers in Canada have begun to take encouraging steps to support mental health in the workplace—and will see the greatest gains with a strategy in place that addresses all stages of the mental health continuum.

From EMRs to AI: How technology has transformed healthcare since 1950

June 19, 2019

From immunization to the Internet of Things, advances in medical technology, science, and research mean that we can now largely manage once-common diseases, streamline and enable access to healthcare, and transform outcomes for patients.

Tips to transition to a new EMR: what to consider when switching

June 3, 2019

The ELNA medical clinic in Saint-Mathieu-de-Belœil took the plunge and changed from one EMR system to another.

Healthy at Home: Patient stories about Home Health Monitoring

May 27, 2019

Home Health Monitoring programs have shown better health outcomes and lower health system costs. But the real news is how HHM is changing patients’ lives and transforming attitudes about healthcare.

White paper: Rethinking primary care delivery in the digital age

May 8, 2019

Primary care physicians and clinic managers are increasingly looking to technology to become more efficient and patient-focused.

Building bridges in Canadian healthcare between doctors and patients

April 10, 2019

As the debate around the creation of a national EMR system continues, there appears to be a lack of consensus among industry stakeholders.

Building a highway to wellness with virtual care

December 20, 2018

Close to 24 million Canadians rely heavily on their employer’s healthcare benefit plans to complement their and their family’s healthcare needs. In the face of higher demand and ensuing costs, what can insurers and employers do?

How new physicians use technology to shape care

November 26, 2018

Today, young doctors not only expect technological solutions, they lead adoption to reshape the way care is delivered.

Someone to watch over me

November 14, 2018

In rural and remote B.C. communities—many with high rates of chronic disease—paramedics are helping prevent emergencies before they happen.

Technology is key in keeping Canadian seniors healthy at home

November 13, 2018

Discover the Connected Senior Home of the Future and see how it lets Canada’s aging population live safely and comfortably at home for as long as possible.

How technology is helping to improve patient experiences

September 25, 2018

The University of Alberta Family Medicine team uses automated appointment reminders to effectively reduce patient no-show rates by 60%.

A digital pulse on teen mental health

August 17, 2018

Could digital solutions help more youth with low intensity mental illness get the help they need in primary care, diverting them from scarce tertiary care resources? 

5 reasons Agile makes better health technology

August 16, 2018

What does the Agile approach to software development have to do with better health? For starters, Agile builds in user engagement from day one. Turns out that’s just what the doctor ordered.

Supporting the journey toward better health outcomes

August 3, 2018

Supporting the journey toward better health outcomes for employers and employees in Canada.

The 5 essentials of health technology adoption

April 25, 2018

Ultimately it’s people who make or break technology: by embracing it – or giving it the cold shoulder. How do you make sure your health technology is adopted and delivers on its long-term promise?

Long-term health gets a boost from home health monitoring

April 25, 2018

Home health monitoring (HHM) programs keep patients healthier. But new program evaluation results show that HHM also makes a very big impact on health well beyond the duration of the program.

Patient portals and PHRs: What’s the difference?

April 25, 2018

You know that they both help engage patients and improve health. But do you really know what separates a patient portal from a personal health record (PHR)? Learn from the experts.

Why three TELUS doctors also spent time programming code

January 17, 2018

After years of sorting through paper charts, three physicians in different communities across the country all had the same thought: there had to be a better way to store and access patient information.

How digital health technology is helping families stay together

November 30, 2017

Blogger Christine McNaughton shares how innovations in health care are allowing her aging parents to stay happy and healthy in their remote Ontario community.

3 ways technology is helping us manage our prescriptions

July 24, 2017

Technology is everywhere and has changed how we communicate, work, learn and relax. It is also changing the way we manage our health. Here are 3 ways technology is helping us manage our prescriptions

Strong foundations: tackling healthcare’s failure to communicate

June 28, 2017

Secure and convenient electronic communication among a patient’s care team – primary care providers, specialists, pharmacists and patients themselves – is core to redefining Canada’s health ecosystem.

Making the case for engaged patients

May 24, 2017

Care models have always centred on the provider. But newer solutions are putting patient needs first, and it’s no surprise they’re bringing major benefits.

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