The 2015 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians
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The Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors surveyed physicians from 10 countries between March and June 2015. Themes included health system views, information between care providers, office systems and IT...
Infographic: Report on Digital Health: The economics of digital health
27 November 2015
Infographic showing statistics and testimonials about Canada’s growing domestic health IT sector, and how investments in digital health are providing value to patients, the health care system and Canada’s economy. See also: Infographic: Report on...
Case Study: Change Management at Work in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
30 June 2015
This case study discusses the implementation of The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's (CHEO) integrated electronic medical record (EMR) and Change Management process during its three phase implementation.
Peer Leader Symposium 2015 - Sharing the Patient Story
Regina Holliday, an activist, artist and author, was a keynote speaker at Infoway's 2015 Peer Leader Symposium in February. She also created a painting that shows patients at the centre of Infoway's mission and illustrates the benefits of digital...
Barriers to ambulatory EHR: who are ‘imminent adopters’ and how do they differ from other physicians?
01 June 2015
This U. S. based study focuses on how to identify adoption behaviour of small family medicine practices for EMR and Electronic Health Records. It was published in Informatics in Primary Care and is available in English only.
Strategy and governance for successful implementation of an enterprise-wide ambulatory EMR: Overcoming the challenges, complexities and culture
01 June 2015
A U.S. study that focuses on the how to successfully overcome the challenges and complexities of implementing an enterprise-wide Ambulatory EMR solution. It was published in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) and is available in...
Saskatchewan’s electronic health record is helping clinicians improve patient care
Thousands of authorized health care providers in Saskatchewan have secure online access to their patients’ medical information. Learn why one Saskatchewan physician wouldn't dream of going back to paper.
EMR implementation in Oncology for the Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario
01 May 2015
The Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario implemented a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to integrate 13 satellite clinics across the region and improve the quality of information and timely access to the information...
Untapped Potential: Advanced EMR Use Offers Benefits to Family Physicians and Their Patients
Significant productivity and quality of care gains with advanced EMR use April 2, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – More! More time to gain experience and use of more functionalities — those are key factors helping family physicians reap productivity and quality of...
Measuring Maturity of Use for Electronic Medical Records in British Columbia: The Physician Information Technology Office
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This article examines British Columbia's Physician Information Technology Office's (PITO) efforts to measure and improve the use of electronic medical records by select practices in BC. The results show that through an assessment of their progress using...
Health Sciences North Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record and HIS Connect
04 March 2015
The North Eastern Ontario Network (NEON) represents a consortium of 22 hospitals and 3 independent health facilities serving the residents of north eastern Ontario with one Electronic Health Record (EHR). NEON launched a series of projects focused on...
Explore Links between Physician EMR Use and Care Quality and Productivity
Thursday, March 26, 2015 The National Physician Survey (NPS) released in December 2014 revealed significant growth in family physician adoption and use of electronic medical records (EMRs), increasing 54 percentage points to 77 per cent between 2006 and...
Change Management Lessons Learned – Optimization of EMR Use Across Alberta for a Provincial Improvement Initiative
February 23, 2015 The Alberta Medical Association's Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) has been building improvement capacity in primary care through the Alberta Screening and Prevention initiative (ASaP). To improve their screening care, clinics across...
Harnessing the Power of the EMR to Improve Workflow
January 29, 2015 Central Hastings Family Health Team (CHFHT), recognized in 2014 by Canada Health Infoway in partnership with Accreditation Canada as a LEADing Practice organization and by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario with a Bright...
The type of support available for EMR adoption and the status of the provincial and territorial programs varies across the country. Some programs have now concluded or are reaching completion, while others are under consideration.
Adverse drug events (ADEs) occur with disturbing frequency in acute care, long-term care, and home care settings. In the Canadian Adverse Events Study, drug and fluid-related events were the second most common type of procedure or event to which patient...
Institute for Safe Medication Practices – Medication Reconciliation
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Medication reconciliation is a formal process in which healthcare providers work together with patients, families and care providers to ensure accurate and comprehensive medication information is communicated consistently across transitions of care....