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Patient Empowerment

  • Connecting Patients for Better Health: 2016

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    12 October 2016

    This 2016 Connecting Patients for Better Health report summarizes digital health perspectives of more than 6,000 adult Canadians collected over three years from four public opinion surveys. Findings explore the level of awareness, understanding and...

  • Citizens’ Perspectives

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    Connecting Patients for Better Health Infoway regularly conducts public opinion surveys with Canadians as part of its commitment to listen to their perspectives and understand their needs. The 2018 Connecting Patients for Better Health report provides...

  • Access to Information

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    Providing Canadians with Access to their Personal Health Information Infoway is committed to an integrated and person-centred health care system for all Canadians that enables them to access their personal health information. Access to information and...

  • Access to Services

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    Providing Canadians with Access to Digital Health Services Infoway is committed to an integrated, person-centred health care system for all Canadians. Evidence shows that patient-centred care is directly related to improved quality and safety, lower...

  • Telehomecare

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    Telehomecare delivers health services to patients outside of a conventional care setting by connecting the patient and health care providers with technology. This team works together to maintain and improve the patient's health and wellness needs, using...

  • e-Booking

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    Ninety per cent of Canadians say they want the ability to e-book medical appointments. Through its investments, Canada Health Infoway has supported a variety of efforts to increase the use of e-booking in Canada. e-Booking benefits both providers and...

  • Virtual Visits

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    Sometimes a patient only has a quick question or needs services that do not require an in-person visit with their health care provider. Sometimes visiting a clinic in person is a burden due to distance or mobility issues. Virtual visits, also known as...

  • Driving Access to Care

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    Improving access to care for Canadians, especially those who are most vulnerable and in greatest need, will improve health outcomes for all. However, improving health care access for Canadians requires moving beyond traditional in-person care models to...

  • The Social Media Mental Health Connection

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    Posted on April 8, 2019 by Michael Green Follow @MGreenonHealth It takes just one simple online search to uncover all sorts of dangers and warnings around social media use. From loss of productivity to impairing sleep, there is no lack of research or...

  • The Evolution of Patient Engagement

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    Posted on October 30, 2018 by Julie Drury Follow @SolidFooting Patients spend 8,760 hours a year managing their health. There is no doubt they are health care experts and have an incredible depth and breadth of lived experience invaluable to a learning...

  • Health Care in Canada: A Patient’s Perspective

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    Posted on June 6, 2017 by @healthadvoc_ca Follow @healthadvoc_ca Last fall, I attended the Infoway Partnership Conference to bring the patient voice to the conference floor.

  • Acute Care Utilization Rates Drastically Decrease for Home Health Monitoring Patients on Vancouver Island

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    Posted on February 20, 2018 by Michelle Wright At Island Health, we believe in assessing the value of the projects we undertake, and I was brought on to Island Health’s Home Health Monitoring (HHM) team to help evaluate the program and produce a report...

  • State of Digital Health in Canada Tweet Chat

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    Posted on November 14, 2016 by Shelagh Maloney Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Where: Twitter at #ThinkDigitalHealth

  • Personalizing Health Systems Through Digital Health

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    Posted on March 21, 2014 by Shelagh Maloney A recent paper by Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, “ It’s All About Me: The Personalization of Health Systems ” discusses the importance of personalizing health systems. “There is increasing...

  • A Look Back at Digital Health Week

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    Posted on November 29, 2016 by Shelagh Maloney Thanks to all who participated in Digital Health Week (Nov. 14-20)! The event was very successful in sparking conversations with Canadians about how digital health is empowering them in moving from patients...

  • Mobile Health Apps and the Demand for Personalized Care (Part 1 of 3)

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    Posted on June 10, 2014 by Anne Snowdon This February, my colleagues and I at the International Centre for Health Innovation at the Ivey Business School at Western University released the report “It’s All About Me: The Personalization of Health...

  • Mobile Health Apps and the Demand for Personalized Care (Part 2 of 3)

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    Posted on June 17, 2014 by Anne Snowdon Last summer, researchers at the International Centre for Health Innovation (the Centre) performed an analysis of the most popular health apps to define the purpose of each app and to examine the value these apps...

  • Mobile Health Apps and the Demand for Personalized Care (Part 3 of 3)

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    Posted on June 24, 2014 by Anne Snowdon There are a number of legitimate concerns that have been raised around the rapid explosion of health apps. A key barrier to the widespread adoption of health apps continues to be worries around privacy, security,...

  • Paper Examines Gap Between Desire for and Use of Digital Consumer Health Solution

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    Posted on August 26, 2014 by Jennifer Zelmer Eight in ten Canadians want online access to their personal health information. Four per cent have it.

  • Even Better Health Together!

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    Posted on September 17, 2014 by Shelagh Maloney Over the course of the summer, I had the opportunity to meet with a number of jurisdictions and national health organizations to discuss Better Health Together , Infoway ’s public education campaign. The...

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