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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 through access to pertinent patient information when it’s needed, the convenience of an e-consult with a specialist or enhanced patient safety through electronic prescribing. For patients, digital health means the confidence of accessing your own lab results and health information online, the convenience of a virtual visit or the ease of booking medical appointments electronically. Additionally, the ability to gain timely access to lab test results and personal health information is an important part of patient engagement and empowerment, which are directly linked to improved chronic disease management.