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Myth: Canada Has Spent Billions of Dollars on Digital Health With Nothing to Show For It

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07 April 2017

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Myth: Canada has spent billions of dollars on digital health with nothing to show for it.

Fact: Substantial progress has been made in Canada, with the key components of Canadians’ health records now 93.8% digitized and available electronically. Digital health empowers Canadians to become members of their care teams, enables clinicians to make more informed decisions and results in efficiencies for the health care system. Digital health has produced an estimated $16 billion in benefits since 2007.

Source: Canada Health Infoway Annual Report 2015-2016: A Conversation about Digital Health.

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