Babylon launches in Canada

Telus Health and Babylon are together launching Babylon by TELUS Health, a future-forward virtual healthcare solution that promises to revolutionise how Canadians take control of their own health from the convenience of a smartphone.

The solution will provide access to healthcare support and information 24/7 and aims to improve efficiency of communication with doctors.

On launch British Columbians will be the first to get access to the app’s one-on-one video consultation feature, allowing them to speak directly and privately with a BC-licensed family doctor.

Juggy Sihota, vice president, TELUS Health “TELUS Health is leveraging the power of technology to improve health outcomes for all Canadians because we believe that by giving people the right tools, information and support we can empower them to manage their own health leading to healthier, happier lives. Babylon by TELUS Health revolutionizes how Canadians can access healthcare with a unique patient-centric approach that’s built upon TELUS’ unparalleled Customers First strategy. Quality healthcare and support underscored by putting patients first.”

Tracey McNeill, Chief Mobilisation Officer, Babylon “We are honoured to be partnering with TELUS Health, an organisation dedicated to driving enhanced patient experiences and greater efficiency in healthcare, to launch Babylon by TELUS Health. Through this partnership, we will enable access to innovative, high quality healthcare for all Canadians. Consistent with the progressive mindset in this country, our partnership with TELUS Health shows that by working closely and collaboratively, we can use advanced technology to help bring accessible, affordable healthcare services to patients and doctors, as demonstrated already in Rwanda and the UK.”.

Plans are also currently underway to integrate Babylon’s virtual care platform into TELUS Health electronic medical records systems (EMRs) to enable physicians across the country to also easily conduct virtual sessions with their own patients.