Morneau Shepell Ltd. is expanding into the growing telemedicine market to provide Canadian benefits plan members and their families with more convenient access to digital health-care services.

Through its LifeWorks’ business, the company is launching a unified telemedicine service that will provide Canadians with quick access to medical practitioners such as doctors, nurse practitioners and other clinical professionals across the well-being spectrum.

Read: Head to head: Is telemedicine the right route to employee health care?

“Telemedicine will shape the future of health care through consumer-grade platforms that unify and simplify the end-to-end patient experience, marrying digital scale with human personalization,” said Neil King, president of LifeWorks and executive vice-president of Morneau Shepell, in a press release. “Today, millions of employees and their families turn first to Morneau Shepell for support on a wide range of well-being issues. We have a unique opportunity to support their needs with a new generation of unified telemedicine solutions. It’s a natural fit in our total well-being portfolio.”

Accessed via the LifeWorks’ platform, the new service aims to provide faster access to care for patients, a simplified experience, access to multiple consultation approaches and integration into a continuum of care spanning multiple health-care modalities.

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