Both Canadians and the health care system benefit when patients can access their personal health records (PHR) online and use digital health e-services, according to a new study. Current adoption rates generate $106 to $134 million in value to the health care system each year, thanks to fewer in-person visits with doctors and fewer trips to the emergency department.
Over the past decade, Infoway has invested in telehomecare programs in Canada, delivering health services to patients in the comfort of their own home. Read our new blog post to see how our investments have impacted the health care system and provided benefits to Canadians.
Infoway today released a request for expressions of interest (REOI) inviting interested parties to demonstrate how they might contribute to the development and/or operation of ACCESS Gateway (Gateway), an ACCESS Health initiative.
People in crisis across the country will soon be able to reach help via text. Infoway and Kids Help Phone have formed a partnership to help expand the reach of Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. Crisis Text Line, will provide people in Canada with the first ever, 24/7, free nationwide crisis texting service. It will be especially relevant for people living in remote or rural areas where such services can be limited.
Roughly 30 per cent of prescriptions generated by prescribers for their patients go unfilled, which could result in the worsening of a patient’s condition. If prescribers were to receive notifications when a prescription goes unfilled, does this infringe on a patient’s autonomy? Read our blog post about the tensions between patient autonomy and patient safety.
The latest Infoway pan-Canadian study Connected Health Information in Canada: A Benefits Evaluation Studyreveals significant financial and time saving benefits of using connected health information for patients, providers, the health system and the economy.
Think digital health isn’t making a difference? Think again.
Every day, more of Canada’s health care system goes digital. It’s a private, secure, effective way to make health care better, for all of us.
Watch real stories of Canadians showcasing the possibilities of digital health.