01 May 2017
Myth: Digital health is just for health care providers.
Fact: 69% of Canadians who don’t currently have online access to their medical records would like access. Growth in the availability of digital health services for Canadians more than doubled between 2014 and 2016. Providing patients with timely access to their health information is an important part of patient engagement and empowerment, which are directly linked to improved chronic disease management.
Source: Connecting Patients for Better Health: 2016. “The Case for the Connected Patient,” Health Care Information Management & Communications Canada: http://bit.ly/2n4PRpZ. See also: http://bit.ly/1L5MLIy.
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