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Benefits of Digital Health for Clinicians

Digital health is transforming how health care is being delivered in Canada and is improving all aspects of not only patient care, but also the clinician experience. Through research and ongoing dialogue with our clinician communities, we have identified five benefits of digital health in clinical practice:

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  1. Timely Access to Information – Providing  the right information when it is needed to support informed care decisions for patients


     Who is LEADing the way?

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario

    ACCESS River East, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Drs. Lamb, Mielke & Teal, Hamilton, Ontario

  2. Decision Support and Workflow – Access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and alerts at point-of-care streamlines workflow and supports clinical decision making

    Who is LEADing the way?

    Central Hastings Family Health Team, Madoc, Ontario

    Health Sciences North Ambulatory Care Clinics, Sudbury, Ontario

    QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  3. Collaboration and Communication – Sharing information across health care facilities and authorized providers enables better quality of care and eases transitions between care settings.


    Who is LEADing the way?

    Health Sciences North Ambulatory Care Clinics, Sudbury, Ontario

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario

    ACCESS River East, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

  4. Efficiency and Avoided Duplication – Reducing time spent on administrative tasks and having access to information such as lab results, diagnostic images and hospital reports eliminates the need to repeat tests


    Who is LEADing the way?

    Drs. Lamb, Mielke & Teal, Hamilton, Ontario

    QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  5. Information Management and Education – Enabling standardized data for use across multiple health care organizations to improve quality, health promotion and care planning.

    Who is LEADing the way?

    Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

 

 

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