Reducing repeat imaging in hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgical cancer care through shared diagnostic imaging repositories
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Radiology sharing with SDIR reduced repeat imaging for HPB cancer surgery, including potentially redundant repeat imaging with same protocol, and shortened wait time to surgical care from initial imaging (64 vs. 79 days). Access full report on journal...
Evaluation of Telewound Home Care Implementation and Impacts
14 November 2018
Telewound services make wound care expertise more broadly accessible. This evaluation of a project in Quebec found the vast majority of respondents (users, caregivers, nurses) were very satisfied with their participation in virtual wound clinics (97% of...
Efficiency and Clinical Effectiveness of Telehomecare in Insulin-Treated Diabetic Patients
14 November 2018
This study found a telehomecare program for diabetic patients demonstrated and improvement in glycemic control compared to usual care. It also suggests a decrease in the number of medical visits, with additional burden shifted to nursing time.
Evaluation of Telehealth for Emergency-Community Continuity of Care Connectivity via Home Telemonitoring
21 September 2018
This evaluation of a project supporting patients with COPD in Vancouver Coastal Health demonstrates the effects of home health monitoring. Patients reported a 90% satisfaction rate with the program. Hospital administrative data indicated a 47% decrease...
Traditional wound care is costly to the system (over $1 billion in Ontario) and time consuming for patients. This study of a TeleWound project conducted in the Central Eastern LHIN found an 89% patient satisfaction rate with 3 hours of patient travel...
While most Canadians would prefer to die at home, almost 2/3 of palliative care patients will die in hospital. This study of TelePalliative projects in the Champlain and Erie St. Clair LHINs demonstrated that patients were satisfied with the program,...
The Connecting Patients for Better Health 2018 report provides the latest availability, use and citizen interest in accessing their health information online as well as digitally enabled health services (e-services). The results are from four public...
Interior Health Cardiac Home Monitoring Project-Phase II: 2016-2018
27 June 2018
This report conducts an in depth analysis of phase II in the Interior Health Cardiac Home Monitoring Project. This Infoway funded project evaluates the benefits of implementing remote patient monitoring services for patients living with heart failure....
Current and Potential Value of Canadians’ Secure Access to Their Health Information and Digital Health e-Services
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....
Community Paramedicine Remote Patient Monitoring (CPRPM): Benefits Evaluation Lessons Learned
23 May 2018
This report analyzes the primary effects and lessons learned of implementing the Community Paramedicine Remote Patient Monitoring (CPRPM) Program for patients living with various chronic conditions. This home-based monitoring system aims to help...
Telehomecare: Delivering Value for Canadians — Infographic
23 May 2018
Recent telehomecare reports from six projects in five provinces (Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island & Quebec) involved in the Infoway Telehomecare Program, have yielded impressive results. View our infographic to...
An Evaluation of a Remote Patient Monitoring Solution within Eastern Health
23 May 2018
This report assesses the effectiveness of Eastern Health’s Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program for patients living with a chronic disease. Using a quasi- experimental approach, this study evaluates patients on the ability to self-manage their...
Investments in Foundational Electronic Health Record Systems are Paying Off: Part Two of Two
Posted on May 8, 2018 by Michael Green Follow @MGreenonHealth As I mentioned in Part One of this blog post, Infoway recently released the results of a pan-Canadian study about the value of connected health information. Connected Health Information in...
Top Benefits Evaluation Reports and Activities January – March 2018
17 April 2018
Our Evaluation Services team works with our partners to assess the value of digital health projects and whether objectives have been achieved with our investments. Here are the top benefits evaluation reports and activities from Q4 January– March 2018...
Connected Health Information in Canada: A Benefits Evaluation Study
04 April 2018
With investment from Infoway and its partners in electronic health records, clinicians are beginning to have better access to patient information across the health care system continuum. The Infoway pan-Canadian study Connected Health Information in...
Connected Health Information in Canada: A Benefits Evaluation Study – Technical Appendix
04 April 2018
The Connected Health Information in Canada: A Benefits Evaluation Study – Technical Appendix complements Connected Health Information in Canada: A Benefits Evaluation Study , revealing the specific methods used to determine findings presented in the...