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  • Diagnosis time cut by 92 per cent

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    Patients are receiving faster treatment in five priority areas: cancer surgery, selected cardiac procedures, cataract surgery, hip and knee replacements and diagnostic imaging (CAT scans or MRIs) thanks to Ontario’s Wait Times Information System or WTIS.

  • Diagnostic Imaging Systems

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    Diagnostic imaging (DI) systems enable authorized health care providers to access and view diagnostic images (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs and CT scans) and associated reports regardless of where they were created. DI systems electronically...

  • Laboratory Information Systems

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    When a patient is tested at a clinic, hospital or other facility, laboratory information systems enable technicians to enter results into a database that is accessible to authorized users. This allows clinicians to quickly access results and reports,...

  • Drug Information Systems

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    A drug information system (DIS) enables authorized users to access, manage, share and safeguard patients' medication histories. A DIS can reduce prescription errors resulting in fewer adverse drug events (such as drug-to-drug interactions) and reduced...

  • Interoperable EHRs

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    An interoperable electronic health record (iEHR) provides each individual Canadian with a secure and private record of their health history and care within the health system. The record is available to authorized health providers and the individual...

  • Improved treatment in an emergency situation

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    For patients needing emergency care, it can be difficult for them, or their caregivers to give an accurate medical history. Electronic health records give providers instant access to a patient's health information when they need it the most.

  • Reduced Duplicate Tests

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    In Canada, there are 150 wasteful duplicates for every 1,000 lab tests performed. Electronic health records provide a complete record of a patient's test results that reduce duplication while saving time and money.

  • Reduce Duplicate Tests

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    In Canada, there are 150 wasteful duplicates for every 1,000 lab tests performed. Electronic health records provide a complete record of a patient's test results that reduce duplication while saving time and money.

  • Shortened wait times

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    Waiting for specialized treatment and diagnosis is enhanced by electronic records that allow patients like Grace de Jong to access online information about wait times, getting her faster access to diagnostic testing.

  • Better Diagnoses & Treatment

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    Today in Nova Scotia, all radiological scans are performed 100 per cent digitally. And that means specialists can easily share test results leading to faster, more accurate diagnosis regardless of where patients receive care.

  • Better management of chronic conditions

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    A comprehensive electronic health record means patient information is brought together, making it an invaluable tool for the care teams to better manage patients like George Roper who suffers from chronic conditions.

  • Clinician Peer Networks

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    Infoway's Clinician Peer Networks promote the active engagement of health care professionals in the implementation of digital health solutions in their respective communities. The networks bring together natural leaders — physicians, nurses, pharmacists...

  • Registries

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    Registries (also known as directories or repositories) accurately identify patients and authorized clinicians. As such, they are essential building blocks for electronic health records. Virtually all Canadians and practicing physicians have been...

  • Clinic manager on how peer support helps clinicians

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    Melanie Sanders is clinic manager of the 21-person Meridian Medical Clinic in Stony Plain, Alberta. She is also an active peer leader in Alberta's peer-to-peer program. She talks about the benefits of using an electronic medical record (EMR) system, and...

  • Knowing the plan for Canada

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    This high-quality animated video clearly and simply explains the plan for implementing a pan-Canadian EHR. It is about 4:00 minutes in length. The video may be embedded on your website or used in presentation applications such as PowerPoint.

  • Quebec patients benefit from Televisit service (in French only)

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    Televisit was launched in 2010 and now serves 26 pediatric and adult patients across various regions of Quebec. Financial support for the project was provided by Canada Health Infoway and the Ministère de la santé et des Services sociaux du Québec....

  • Quebec patients benefit from Televisit service

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    Televisit was launched in 2010 and now serves 26 pediatric and adult patients across various regions of Quebec. Financial support for the project was provided by Canada Health Infoway and the Ministère de la santé et des Services sociaux du Québec....

  • ImagineNation Challenge -- Participating

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    Canada Health Infoway's ImagineNation Ideas Challenge , asks Canadians how they would improve health and health care through innovation in information and communications technologies. Everyone - whether they work in the health system, receive health...

  • ImagineNation Challenge -- Introduction

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    Canada Health Infoway's ImagineNation Ideas Challenge , asks Canadians how they would improve health and health care through innovation in information and communications technologies. Everyone - whether they work in the health system, receive health...

  • Saskatchewan's Electronic Health Record Initiative on Track

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    Neil Gardner, Strategic Advisor to the eHealth Saskatchewan Board, discusses the progress of eHealth in Saskatchewan.


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