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...
Growth of the iEHR in Canada: User Adoption Landscape & Benefits
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
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
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...
Who has Access to What? Adolescent Access to Personal Health Information
Posted on August 29, 2016 by Joan Roch A lot of organizations are interested in giving people more access to their health information. They are building portals and apps so people can have that access. But a question that always arises is: “Should...
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...
The Value of Connected Health Information: Perceptions of Electronic Health Record Users in Canada
10 August 2016
This BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journal article summarizes the results of six provincial and territorial surveys, conducted between 2006 and 2014, about interoperable electronic health records (iEHRs): system, information and service...
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...
Children’s Hospital for Eastern Ontario EpicCare Ambulatory Program Benefits Evaluation Report
27 April 2016
The Children’s Hospital for Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is a pediatric health and research center serving the national Capital region including Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, as well as Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario. CHEO implemented an...