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  • Digital Health Myths

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    Digital health is transforming the way Canadians access health care as more and more are able to view their personal health history online, connect with their care provider through a virtual setting, and e-book medical appointments. It has also changed...

  • 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...

  • Myth: The Government and Insurance Companies Will be Able to See My Digital Health Records

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    06 April 2017

    Myth: The government and insurance companies will be able to see my digital health records. Fact: All provinces and territories in Canada have laws that protect the confidentiality of your personal health information. Governments and insurance companies...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pandora’s Box is Open: Mature Minors’ Access to their Health Information

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    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

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    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...

  • Patient Access

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    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...

  • Adolescent e-Access Research Final Report

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    02 June 2016

    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

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    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.

  • Environmental Scan: Statutory Provisions Relating to Rights of Minors – Summary Table

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    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

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    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

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    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...

  • Digital Health Information and Your Privacy

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    Understanding how your information is stored, accessed, shared and protected with digital health is an important part of being an engaged partner in your health care. Here are five top things to know about how privacy is at the forefront of digital...

  • Knowing the Plan for Clinicians

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    This animated video provides an overview of the Canada-wide initiative and progress for a network of interconnected point-of-care and electronic health record systems. A patient scenario demonstrates how information and communication technology will...

  • Frequently Asked Questions

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    These are some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received from Canadians. Have a question not listed here or addressed on this website? Contact Us . 1. What is Better Health Together? Better Health Together is a public education campaign funded by...

  • Privacy

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    Privacy and the protection of personal health information are critically important to the delivery of digital health to Canadians. That is why all of Canada’s provinces and territories have privacy laws in place. In fact many jurisdictions have...

  • Implementation Support

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    There are numerous valuable resources available to support clinicians and administrators in implementing and advancing the effective use of digital health. Clinician Peer Networks provide clinicians implementing digital health solutions with insights...

  • Privacy and Security Requirements and Considerations for Digital Health Solutions

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    14 November 2014

    This document builds on the original Electronic Health Record (EHR) Privacy Security Requirements , published in 2005, by addressing the privacy and security challenges of new digital health solutions such as remote patient monitoring and consumer...


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