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  • Digital Access to Health Information Saves Time

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    Meet Toni, a busy mom from Duncan, British Columbia, who accesses her family’s medical information securely online through the Closing the Circle of Care project, which provides patients with digital access to their health information, while honouring...

  • 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: 86% of family physicians in Canada were using an electronic medical record (EMR) in 2017, up from 39% in 2009. An estimated 330,000 health care professionals are users of...

  • Data Sharing Agreements and the Interoperable Digital Health Record: A Discussion Paper

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    13 April 2017

    Data sharing agreements (DSAs) are essential in defining the roles, responsibilities, obligations and penalties associated with sharing personal health information electronically. This discussion paper sheds light on the value of DSAs, common concerns...

  • 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

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    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...

  • PEOPLE-Centred (DIGITAL) Health

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    Posted on April 11, 2017 by Cassie Frazer Follow @cassie482 Who are we in the health system? Are we patients? Consumers? Citizens, clients, Canadians? No matter what you call us – we are people. Unique individuals with unique interests and health care...

  • 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: Infoway estimates that more than $30 billion in benefits have accrued from digital health solutions since 2007. These benefits include avoided expenses, such...

  • 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...

  • The Need for Electronic Health Records in Long-Term Care

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    Long-term care (LTC) settings serve an important proportion of seniors and vulnerable populations that require 24-hour nursing care. Deployment of interoperable electronic health records (iEHRs) to these settings lag. This study examines the prevalence...

  • Guide to Pre-implementation Certification Services

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    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...

  • Benefits of Digital Health

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    Digital health helps Canadians access better quality care more efficiently, through solutions and services such as electronic medical records, telehomecare, virtual visits and patient portals. For clinicians, it means more informed decision making...

  • Workflow Analysis: EHR Deployment Techniques 

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    “This issue brief explores the stages of workflow analysis, process mapping, and process redesign. By documenting and mapping all back office, front office, IT, and provider processes, the clinic team can identify the waste and bottlenecks embedded in...

  • Health information exchange technology on the front lines of healthcare: workflow patterns, reasons for use, and provider outcomes

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    The goal of this study was to develop an in-depth understanding of how a health information exchange (HIE) fits into clinical workflow at multiple clinical sites.

  • Evaluating the Value and Impact of an Electronic Health Record in a Complex Health System

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    The authors Damon C. Mayes and David R. Mador of this Longwoods publication provide detailed systematic evaluation results of Alberta's regional electronic health record (EHR) called NetCare. NetCare evaluation pointed to value identified from access to...

  • Progress in Canada

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    Canada has made tremendous progress over the past 10-plus years in increasing the availability and use of digital health solutions. Infoway, the provinces and territories, and our other partners have worked together to deploy core systems such as...

  • Electronic Health Records

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    An electronic health record (EHR) is a secure, integrated collection of a person’s encounters with the health care system; it provides a comprehensive digital view of a patient’s health history. With support from Infoway, each province and territory is...

  • How to Implement EHRs – Step 6: Continue Quality Improvement

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    This final phase refers to reassessing what you have learned from training and everyday use of the system.

  • What Canadians Think about Adolescents Accessing their Electronic Personal Health Information

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    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...

  • Growth of the iEHR in Canada: User Adoption Landscape & Benefits

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    Posted on November 1, 2016 by Bobby Gheorghiu and Sukirtha Tharmalingam For ten years, Infoway has been exploring with different ways of measuring progress that accurately and coherently convey the progress in digital health across the country. Earlier...

  • Growth of the iEHR in Canada: User Adoption Landscape and Benefits

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    18 October 2016

    Interoperable electronic health record (iEHR) adoption has reached a critical mass of users with iEHRs available in all provinces and territories. Clinicians and other health care professionals in hospital and community settings are accessing important...

  • Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records — Results of an Environmental Scan

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    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...


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