|By Business Wire||
|January 8, 2014 11:14 AM EST||
LifeSciences BC announced today that TELUS Health has joined as a new Gold Sponsor. This sponsorship brings the total number of LifeSciences BC sponsors to 32, including eight Gold Sponsors.
“This is wonderful news for British Columbia’s life sciences sector,” says Paul V. Drohan, President & CEO of LifeSciences BC. “TELUS Health’s Gold Sponsorship underscores the convergence of wireless and information communication technology that’s taking place in the life sciences space. An increasing number of digital and wireless companies view life sciences and health care as critical elements of their operations. TELUS Health is a Canadian leader in digital health care, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them.”
“Our mission at TELUS Health is to turn information into better health outcomes,” says Dr. Brendan Byrne, Vice President, TELUS Physician Solutions, TELUS Health. “With more than 10,000 physicians using our Electronic Medical Record’s to document over 25 million patient encounters a year, we find the potential convergence of life sciences breakthroughs with traditional clinical informatics intriguing, and potentially transformative for health care in Canada. As a B.C.-based company, TELUS is proud to participate with the innovative and growing life sciences sector in B.C."
TELUS Health’s Gold Sponsorship with LifeSciences BC is for one year.
About LifeSciences BC
LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit industry association with a mission to build a world-class life sciences community in British Columbia that contributes to the economic and societal wellbeing of the Province through a collaborative effort between industry, academia and government. LifeSciences BC works to broaden the representation of B.C.'s converging "bio" community by building a forum for complementary technologies, and supporting the Province's life sciences industry through advocacy, facilitation and promotion.