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  • Digital Health Myths

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    Digital health is transforming the way Canadians access health care as more and more are able to view their personal health history online, connect with their care provider through a virtual setting, and e-book medical appointments. It has also changed...

  • 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: The Introduction of Virtual Visits Means I Won’t See My Doctor Anymore

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    29 May 2017

    Myth: The introduction of virtual visits means I won’t see my doctor anymore. Fact: Face-to-face visits will remain a cornerstone of primary care, but sometimes an in-person visit isn’t required. According to research, patients who opt for virtual...

  • 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: Digital Health is Only for the Young and Tech Savvy

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    24 April 2017

    Myth: Digital health is only for the young and tech savvy. Fact: Canadians are very connected, including seniors. 88.5% of Canadian households have Internet access. Digital health offers important opportunities for advancing care for seniors through...

  • Myth: I Won’t Understand My Lab Results If I Access Them Online Because They Are Too Complicated

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    18 April 2017

    Myth: I won’t understand my lab results if I access them online because they are too complicated. Fact: In a study, 76% of patients who first saw their lab results online were confident they understood the results. The study also showed patients who...


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