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  • World Health Day 2020: Gratitude and Service

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    Posted on April 7, 2020 by Shelagh Maloney The World Health Organization (WHO) established World Health Day in 1948 to raise awareness of the importance of health. On this World Health Day, that simple message – health is important – has never been more...

  • Going Virtual in a Time of Crisis

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    Posted on April 9, 2020 by Dr. Rashaad Bhyat In February, the Canadian Medical Association, working with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, released their Virtual Care Task Force’s...

  • Digital Mental Health Tools: Resources to Support Mental Health Clinical Practice

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    24 April 2020

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) worked in collaboration with Canada Health Infoway to develop this resource document to support the increased use of digital mental health tools in mental health clinic practices in Canada, and to assist...

  • New Brunswick: Secure web portal for COVID-19 test results; no new cases

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    21 April 2020 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reports no new cases of COVID-19 today. The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 118 and the number of active cases is 16. To date, 102 people have recovered. There are five patients hospitalized,...

  • Digital Health and COVID-19

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    Posted on March 5, 2020 by Michael Green Follow @MGreenonHealth Much of the world’s attention since we began the new decade has been focused on the identification and spread of the Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. While the World Health Organization...

  • A Front Line Look at Virtual Care

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    Posted on April 28, 2020 by Katie Bryski and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat It’s an uncertain and frightening time for health care. The COVID-19 virus has brought unprecedented new challenges for the health system; we are all in uncharted territory as we attempt to...

  • A Front Line Look at Virtual Care: Part Two

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    Posted on May 4, 2020 by Katie Bryski and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, virtual care is filling a larger role in health care. Telephones, video chats and secure messaging allow clinics to keep their digital doors open while...

  • New Brunswick Creates Secure Web Portal for COVID-19 Test Results

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    New Brunswick patients can now gain faster access to COVID-19 test results, thanks to a new patient portal. The provincial government, with support from Canada Health Infoway, has set up a secure web portal where New Brunswickers can sign on to get...

  • Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

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    We recognize the significant strain that COVID-19 has placed on individuals and families across the country. Many people are concerned about their physical and mental well being. Canadians are being challenged in a number of ways because of isolation,...

  • COVID-19 Resources

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    We’ve collected a list of trusted resources you can turn to for information on COVID-19.

  • Virtual Beats Viral

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    Posted on May 19, 2020 by Katie Bryski It’s been nine weeks since I came home and stayed home. In that time, we’ve seen extraordinary growth of virtual care across Canada. As our health system faces unprecedented challenges, virtual care has proven to...

  • Virtual Care Resources During COVID-19

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    Many Canadian physicians working in primary care clinics have been rapidly reorganizing during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide care in a “virtual first” manner. Virtual care solutions enable physicians to maintain key primary care services for...

  • Early Adoption of PrescribeIT Sets Lethbridge Doctors up for Success During COVID-19

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    Posted on June 2, 2020 by Anne Baldwin When PrescribeIT® launched in Lethbridge, AB, in February 2018, it was the first community in the province to use the e-prescribing service. It was also among the first in the country. As early adopters,...

  • Saskatchewan Expands Virtual Visits and Introduces Home Health Monitoring

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    May 7, 2020 – In order to treat patients safely at home during the public health emergency, the Saskatchewan government, with support from Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is offering virtual visits and will be introducing home health monitoring during...

  • Nova Scotia Can Now Deliver Negative COVID-19 Lab Results Via Email

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    June 3, 2020 – Patients in Nova Scotia who are tested for COVID-19 can now opt to receive their results via email. The provincial government, with support from Canada Health Infoway, will now give patients who visit primary assessment centres for...

  • Secure, Online Portal Improves Access to COVID-19 Lab Results for Manitobans; Virtual Options Support Care while Reducing the Need for Some In-Person Visits

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    Manitobans now have access to their negative COVID-19 test results via a secure online portal . The partnership between Shared Health and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) will improve access to information and reduce wait times for negative COVID-19 test...

  • Environmentally Sustainable Health Care

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    Posted on July 14, 2020 by Bobby Gheorghiu , Waldo Beauséjour and Nicole Simms What happens when a pandemic meets a heat wave? It’s a question that many jurisdictions are asking themselves this summer, weighing the need for emergency cooling centres...

  • Connecting Canadians Through Health Care Innovation

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    Posted on July 21, 2020 by Michael Green Follow @MGreenonHealth We are pleased to publish our 2019-2020 Annual Report – Connecting Canadians Through Health Care Innovation . I hope you will take some time to review it to learn about the collective...

  • Virtual Care is Growing — but Clinicians Need Modern Tools

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    Posted on July 27 by Dr. Rashaad Bhyat Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been struck by the rapidity of events. This has been a fast-moving virus, but the response to it has been just as swift. In digital health, strong collaboration and leadership...

  • $3.3. Million in Funding will Support Virtual Health Care Across British Columbia During COVID-19 and Beyond

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    July 29, 2020 – The people of B.C. will have continued access to virtual health care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with support from Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), which is providing $3.3 million to the province, to be split between Provincial...

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