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Patient Portals

  • Current and Potential Value of Canadians’ Secure Access to Their Health Information and Digital Health e-Services

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    In collaboration with the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC), Infoway recently completed a comprehensive study to estimate the evidence-based value of citizen access to their health information and a set of digital health e-services....

  • Citizen Engagement Key to Achieving CHIP Citizen Portal Pilot Success

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    Posted on June 27 by Lillian Ly In early 2016, eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) launched the Citizen Health Information Portal (CHIP) pilot that ran from January through to August. CHIP is a secure, online web service that provides users with quick and...

  • Patient Access: Achieving Results and Accelerating Adoption

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    Posted on May 30, 2017 by Selina Brudnicki The world of patient portals and patient engagement is on the verge of transformational change. The change has the potential to transition ‘patients’ from being passive recipients of health care to ‘people’...

  • Nova Scotia Online Patient Portal Leading the Way

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    Posted on August 23, 2016 by Michael Green By early 2017, Nova Scotia will be the first province in Canada to offer all residents secure online access to their health information. MyHealthNS is an online tool, or portal, that enables patients and...

  • Patient Portals Enable Proactive — Rather Than Reactive — Health Care

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    Posted on November 16, 2017 by J. Tyler Moss My experience with eHealth Saskatchewan’s Citizen Health Information Portal (CHIP) began in the spring of 2016. A request went out to residents of Saskatchewan to sign on to the pilot project; I did, and...

  • Who has Access to What? Adolescent Access to Personal Health Information

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    Posted on August 29, 2016 by Joan Roch A lot of organizations are interested in giving people more access to their health information. They are building portals and apps so people can have that access. But a question that always arises is: “Should...

  • 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.

  • Cheryl-Anne's Story: Becoming an Informed Patient

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    Listen to Cheryl-Anne's story as she explains the benefits of digital health tools when managing her cancer journey.

  • Alexa's Story: Patient Empowerment

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    Alexa has used digital health for the management of chronic conditions, and appreciates that through digital health, she is more empowered when working with her health care team.

  • Patients Need Access to their Health Information

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    Posted on September 24 by Dr. Steven Reynolds I’ve been a practising physician for 10 years and, as a clinician, I’ve always understood the importance of giving patients access to their health information. A recent experience helped me see things from...

  • Access to Digital Health Services: 2019 Survey of Canadians Summary Report

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    13 December 2019

    Infoway has been tracking specific aspects of digital health awareness, utilization and perceptions among Canadians annually since 2010 to better understand the Canadian digital health landscape. This report provides highlighted results from the 2019...

  • Karla's Story: Patient Portals

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    As a nurse working with chronic disease patients, Karla explains how electronic portals are enabling patients to be a more active part of their care team.

  • Benefits of Digital Health

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    Digital health helps Canadians access better quality care more efficiently, through solutions and services such as electronic medical records, telehomecare, virtual visits and patient portals. For clinicians, it means more informed decision making...

  • Indigenous Peoples

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    Infoway is committed to helping improve health care delivery in Indigenous communities across Canada through the scale and spread of innovative digital health solutions. To support this, a pan-Canadian initiative, known as Closing the Circle of Care...

  • Patient Access to their Health Information is Growing — but there is Still Work to be Done

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    Posted on March 10, 2020 by Simon Hagens In 2014 Infoway published “ Understanding the Gap Between Desire for and Use of Consumer Health Solutions .” This analysis revealed that while eight in 10 Canadians wanted access to their personal health...

  • Myth: I Don’t Have a Right to Access My Health Record

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    06 April 2017

    Myth: I don’t have a right to access my health record. Fact: Your health care provider is the custodian (trustee) of your health record and is responsible for proper use and management of the record. However, the information in the record is yours and...

  • Myth: Doctors Will Be Flooded With Calls If Patients Have Access to Their Lab Results Online

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    07 April 2017

    Myth: Doctors will be flooded with calls if patients have access to their lab results online. Fact: Patients who have access to their lab results online are less likely to call their physicians while waiting for results and they’re less likely to have...

  • Myth: Patients Don’t Want to See Their Health Information and Won’t Find the Information Useful

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    15 May 2017

    Myth: Patients don’t want to see their health information and won’t find the information useful. Fact: Currently, 79 per cent of Canadians say they can access or would like access to their health information online. Furthermore, Canadians who do have...

  • Myth: Online mental health support is impersonal and ineffective so Canadians aren’t interested in using it.

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    07 April 2020

    Myth: Online mental health support is impersonal and ineffective so Canadians aren’t interested in using it. Fact: In a 2019 study, 58% of Canadians said they were interested in using e-mental health tools. While mental health issues affect people of...

  • Myth: Canada isn’t making any progress with virtual care.

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    07 April 2020

    Myth: Canada isn’t making any progress with virtual care. Fact: In 2018 alone, there were 1 million telehealth video consultations between patients and clinicians in Canada, an increase of more than 500 per cent since 2010. Options for virtual care are...

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