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  • Dr. Dylan Blacquiere’s Story: Making the Health Care System Accessible

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    As a stroke neurologist, digital health has allowed Dr. Dylan Blacquiere to offer the same kind of expertise to patients who live in remote communities as he could to those in his local hospital. Providing expertise to remote patients allows them to...

  • e-Consultation Tool Improves Access to Care for Gatineau Woman

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    Digital health is improving access to care for many Canadians, including Nathalie Achim, from Gatineau, Quebec. In this video, Ms. Achim explains how a recent medical issue that required the input of a specialist was resolved quickly and she didn’t need...

  • Wendy’s Story: Living Well with Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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    7 April 2016 Wendy is an artist in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She says telehomecare (remote patient monitoring) is a “Godsend” that provides people like her with the care and support they need, in their...

  • Digital Health in Saskatchewan: Living Well with Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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    7 April 2016 Wendy Waters is an artist in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She says telehomecare (remote patient monitoring) helped her manage her condition and gave her the care and support she needed...

  • Darcy Marciniuk’s Story: Improving Patient Care

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    7 April 2016 As Medical Director of the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program, Dr. Darcy Marciniuk says digital health has tremendous potential to improve patient care.

  • Donna Goodridge’s Story: Better Care for Patients with Chronic Diseases

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    7 April 2016 Donna Goodridge managed a remote patient monitoring program for the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program. She says this telehomecare initiative offers tremendous benefits to patients who have chronic...

  • Dana and Brittany’s Story: The Benefits of Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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    7 April 2016 Dana Higgins and Brittany Kachur are nurses in the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program who provided care to patients in a remote patient monitoring program, known in some parts of the country as...

  • Digital Health in Saskatchewan: The Benefits of Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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    7 April 2016 A telehomecare (remote patient monitoring) program helped patients in the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell program manage their chronic conditions while staying in their own homes. We hear from one of those patients, as well as the two...

  • What does it Mean to be an Engaged Patient?

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    Canadians are increasingly using digital tools to become more engaged in their health and with their health care teams. In this video, three Canadians talk about what it means to be an engaged patient.

  • The Importance of Being an Engaged Patient

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    Digital health tools and services are helping Canadians become more active participants in their health care, and enabling them to have better interactions with their care teams. In this video, five Canadians talk about why it’s important for patients...

  • Remote Patient Monitoring: Keeping Patients at Home

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    Nancy is enrolled in a Community Paramedicine Program that provides digital health tools in the homes of patients so they can measure their vitals such as blood pressure, weight and oxygen levels. The information is sent to Emergency Medical Services in...

  • Managing Gestational Diabetes Remotely

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    Meet Heather from Montreal, Quebec, who was part of an Infoway-funded telehomecare project that not only enabled her to take on a more active role in the management of her gestational diabetes, it allowed her to do so remotely, which meant fewer medical...

  • Digital Access to Health Information Saves Time

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    Meet Toni, a busy mom from Duncan, British Columbia, who accesses her family’s medical information securely online through the Closing the Circle of Care project, which provides patients with digital access to their health information, while honouring...

  • e-Mental Health Solution Supports Patients

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    Meet Ontario patients John and Jane who share their experience using an e-mental health solution called Big White Wall. The solution provides online support and resources that patient s can use 24/7. Big White Wall is an Infoway-sponsored project...

  • Telehomecare for chronic conditions: Living well at home

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    Telehomecare helps patients manage chronic disease by bringing care right into their homes. This video from Ontario Telemedicine Network shows how telehomecare keeps these patients out of the hospital and emergency room, and helps them live their best...

  • Saskatchewan’s electronic health record is helping clinicians improve patient care

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    Thousands of authorized health care providers in Saskatchewan have secure online access to their patients’ medical information. Learn why one Saskatchewan physician wouldn't dream of going back to paper.

  • Judith’s Story: Becoming a Partner in Your Care

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    Learn how private and secure electronic access to her health information empowered Judith and her family during her battle with cancer.

  • Judith’s Story: Improving Treatment in Emergency Situations

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    Judith discusses how accessing her health information electronically helped saved her life when she needed emergency medical attention while travelling.

  • Dr. Tunji Fatoye's Story: Improving Patient Safety

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    Dr. Fatoye uses a secure electronic system that allows authorized health care providers to access the right patient information at the right time. Hear his story and how it's helping his patients.

  • Brian's Story - Heart and Stroke Foundation

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    Brian was in his 40s, active and playing tennis regularly. Then suddenly, he needed emergency triple bypass surgery. After facing down heart disease, Brian has changed his attitude, lifestyle and approach to living. Take the Heart and Stroke...

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