TELUS Announces New App For Expecting Parents That Will Create Baby’s First Digital Health Records

Today, TELUS Health announced the launch of the TELUS Baby Health app, a free digital tool to create a health record for infants and an educational resource for new and expecting parents. Through a partnership with The Baby Box Company, a global organization that empowers new parents with access to free education and resources that are essential to helping babies have a healthy start, TELUS Health will offer the TELUS Baby Health app to Canadian parents via Baby Boxes. Baby Boxes contain free products and information for parents and are also fitted with a Health Canada-certified mattress, creating a safe sleeping environment for babies until they can pull themselves up.

The TELUS Baby Health app supports parents in taking control of their baby’s health by tracking and monitoring their child’s health information and developmental milestones from birth, creating an easy-to-access, digital health record on a smartphone or tablet. The app not only keeps a baby’s important health information in one place, but also gives parents access to a rich library of curated video and written content, arming them with the information they need during their infant’s first 18 months.

Reliable access to a child’s historic health information enables Canadian parents to be more informed about their child’s wellbeing and proactively monitor their health. Further, using a digital tool that can be easily accessed and updated in real-time with information such as allergies, immunizations, medications and illnesses not only builds a child’s health history, but also keeps all information in one place for quick reference when visiting healthcare providers and helps to create stronger doctor-patient communication.

More than a decade ago, TELUS made a bold decision to leverage its world-class innovation and technology to tackle the challenges facing Canada’s healthcare system. Since then, the company has invested $2 billion to bring health solutions to market that improve collaboration and the flow of patient information across primary healthcare providers. Digital tools, such as the TELUS Baby Health app, can help shift how the majority of Canadians currently manage their health by empowering them to proactively monitor their well-being and have improved access to their complete health information.

Baby Boxes will be available nationwide in English and French. The TELUS Baby Health app is currently available in English with new content being added regularly; a French version of the app will be available in the coming months containing French parenting content. To download the app for free, parents can visit the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Also of note, for every account registered on the TELUS Baby Health app, TELUS will give $5 to Make-A-Wish Canada until November 2018, up to a maximum of $10,000, to help fulfill the hopes and dreams of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

For more information visit: telus.com/babyhealth and follow the conversation on social media using #BabyHealthApp.

 

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