Myth: There Has Been Little to No Progress in Digital Health in Canada
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...
Connecting Families to Their Health Record and Care Team: The Use, Utility and Impact of a Client/Family Health Portal at a Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
12 April 2017
This JMIR article examines the use, utility and impact on engagement in care of a client/family health portal. Clients at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital were provided access to their electronic health records (EHRs) and secure, two-way...
Myth: Canada Has Spent Billions of Dollars on Digital Health With Nothing to Show For It
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...
Enabling Adolescent Electronic Access to Personal Health Information
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This publication explores research focused on various aspects of adolescent electronic access to Personal Health Information. The study included a privacy legal framework review; an environmental scan and literature review; a pan-Canadian survey and...
Guide to Pre-implementation Certification Services
01 February 2017
This guide is designed to provide an overview of how to apply for certification, participate in the assessment process, and receive and maintain Infoway certification for your digital health software solution. In addition to this guide you will need the...
What Canadians Think about Adolescents Accessing their Electronic Personal Health Information
Posted on November 7, 2016 by Cassie Frazer As a parent of adolescents, naturally I was curious about the topic at hand — providing adolescents with access to their electronic personal health information (PHI); and I wondered about the perceptions of...
Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records — Results of an Environmental Scan
Posted on October 11, 2016 by Cassie Frazer Have you ever wondered how the “electronic health system” will know who you are and whether or not you have the right to access your personal health information (PHI)? Depending on one’s age, the answers to...
International Health IT Benchmarking: Learning from cross-country comparisons
25 August 2016
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), this article produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Benchmarking Pilot Group,...
Pandora’s Box is Open: Mature Minors’ Access to their Health Information
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Every individual has a right to their personal health information. This includes mature minors, or adolescents – those under the age of majority. As the use of digital health technology expands across Canada, a focus on the...
Pandora’s Box? Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records Research Summary
16 August 2016
This document summarizes the results of a research project that consisted of an environmental scan and literature review, a Pan-Canadian survey and focus groups, and a privacy legal framework review to better understand adult and adolescent perceptions...
Today, 80 per cent of Canadians want access to their health records and other digital health solutions. Infoway regularly commissions research, surveys and focus groups to better understand the areas of patient access that need attention. This research...
Epic EHR Program: MyChart Consumer Health Solutions Benefits Evaluation Report (Pilot)
16 June 2016
The Children’s Hospital for Eastern Ontario (CHEO) servicing Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario implemented an integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) including MyChart, a secure online portal in CHEO’s Diabetes...
This report discusses the results of a research project that consisted of an online Pan-Canadian survey and in-person focus groups to better understand adult and adolescent perceptions on rights of access to health information, willingness to share this...
Provisions Relating To Minors in Provincial and Territorial Health Information Privacy and Health Care Consent Statutes
02 June 2016
This report provides information and an overview of the current landscape and legal framework in Canada regarding access to personal health information as it relates to minors. This document is available in English only. Also see: Environmental Scan:...
Environmental Scan: Statutory Provisions Relating to Rights of Minors – Summary Table
02 June 2016
This document provides selected statutory provisions by province relating to rights of minors in health information, health care and social services issues in a summarized table format. This document is available in English only.
Environmental Scan: Statutory Provisions Relating to Rights of Minors
02 June 2016
This document provides selected statutory provisions by jurisdiction related to rights of minors in health information, health care and social services issues. This document is available in English only.
Environmental Scan: Processes to Enable Adolescent Access to Personal Health Records
02 June 2016
This document focuses on the findings of an environmental scan, including a literature review and key informant interviews, conducted to better understand how jurisdictions within Canada, other countries, organizations and associations manage or...
This guide provides an overview of the Knowing is Better than not Knowing clinician education campaign, an introduction to the tools, implementation ideas and tips. Use this informative document as a go-to resource when using the toolkit elements.
EMR, EHR and PHR – and Now aEMR and H/HIS – What’s with These Systems?
Posted on May 4, 2016 by Dennis Giokas A lot has changed since the initial blog post on this topic five years ago. The nature of the systems supporting clinicians and patients has matured significantly. For example, many now have advanced functionality...