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Your Results for Digital Health Myths


  • Navigating the Realities of Citizens’ Access to their Heath Information: Direct Access to Laboratory Results in Canada

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    Posted on August 29, 2017 by Chad Leaver Follow @chadnandrew Across the world, citizen’s access to their own health information through secure online tools are becoming a hallmark of modernized health care systems and a catalyst for advancing access to...

  • Myth: My Doctor Receives All the Information Needed to Provide My Care

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    21 July 2017

    Myth: My doctor receives all the information needed to provide my care. Fact: There is still work to be done to connect points of information. 1 in 5 patient interactions in primary care environments and 1 in 3 in long-term care settings were found to...

  • Myth: Digital Health Apps Are Not Evidence-based and Do Not Work

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    Posted on July 18, 2017 by Bobby Gheorghiu Infoway recently launched a digital health myths busting campaign , and as part of the campaign, we asked you to submit myths you’d like us to bust. One myth you asked us to debunks was, “Digital health apps...

  • Canada has Gained Many Benefits from its Investments in Digital Health

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    Posted on July 4, 2017 by Bobby Gheorghiu In this week’s post, I would like to address two myths that have persisted over the years, partly due to lack of public awareness and/or the fact that many investments in digital health infrastructure may not...

  • The Evolving Story of Digital Health

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    Posted on June 20, 2017 by Dr. Rashaad Bhyat Follow @DrRBhyat The story of digital health in Canada has taken many twists and turns over the years, but steadily, we are approaching a point of critical mass.

  • Myth: The Government and Insurance Companies Will be Able to See My Digital Health Records

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    18 June 2017

    Myth: The government and insurance companies will be able to see my digital health records. Fact: All provinces and territories in Canada have laws that protect the confidentiality of your personal health information. Governments and insurance companies...

  • Myth: The Quality of Care Offered in a Virtual Visit is Not as Good as the Care in a Face-to-Face Visit

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    12 June 2017

    Myth: The quality of care offered in a virtual visit is not as good as the care in a face-to-face visit. Fact: While in-person visits are essential in some cases, there are many scenarios in which virtual visits can provide the same standard of care. A...

  • Myth: Patient-Doctor Relationships Suffer When There is a Computer Screen in the Exam Room

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    05 June 2017

    Myth: Patient-doctor relationships suffer when there is a computer screen in the exam room. Fact: Technology does not impact the quality of the interaction. In fact, electronic records provide complete patient information and historical information at...

  • Myth: Digital Health Will Marginalize Populations Who May Not Have Online Access

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    23 May 2017

    Myth: Digital health will marginalize populations who may not have online access. Fact: Many Canadians face barriers to access to care and virtual care helps reduce those barriers. Digital health can also reduce marginalization for people with mobility...

  • Infoway Launches Digital Health Myths-Busting Campaign

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    Posted on May 16, 2017 by Poonam Khanna Follow @PoonamKhanna “I won’t understand my lab results if I access them online.” “The introduction of virtual visits means I won’t see my doctor anymore.” “The government and insurance companies will be able to...

  • 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: 69% of Canadians who don’t currently have online access to their medical records would like access. Furthermore, Canadians who do have access find it...

  • Myth: There Has Been Little to No Progress in Digital Health in Canada

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    08 May 2017

    Myth: There has been little to no progress in digital health in Canada. Fact: The key components of Canadians’ health records are now 93.8% digitized and available electronically. 73% of family physicians in Canada were using an electronic medical...

  • Myth: Digital Health is Just for Health Care Providers

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    01 May 2017

    Myth: Digital health is just for health care providers. Fact: 69% of Canadians who don’t currently have online access to their medical records would like access. Growth in the availability of digital health services for Canadians more than doubled...

  • Myth: Canada Has Spent Billions of Dollars on Digital Health With Nothing to Show For It

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    07 April 2017

    Myth : Canada has spent billions of dollars on digital health with nothing to show for it. Fact: Substantial progress has been made in Canada, with the key components of Canadians’ health records now 93.8% digitized and available electronically. Digital...

  • 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 an...

  • Myth: If Patients Are Able to View Lab Test Results Online Before Talking to Their Doctors, They Will Be Overly Anxious

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    07 April 2017

    Myth: If patients are able to view lab test results online before talking to their doctors, they will be overly anxious. Fact: Patients who view their results online are no more anxious than those who wait to learn about them in person. A study showed...


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