Posted on May 21, 2015 by Shelagh Maloney
Couldn’t we all use a little more time in the day? More time for family … more time for fun? I know I could and I know I’m not alone.
Canadians could save millions of hours a year if they had more access to digital health tools, but only one in 10 Canadians currently has access to patient services online, such as e-booking, accessing test results or e-visits.
Infoway recently produced a whiteboard animation that explores the amount of time Canadians could save using digital health tools. According to a Conference Board of Canada study:
- Canadians would save approximately 70 million hours per year if they had the option to consult with their physicians, access test results and request prescription renewals electronically
- Digital health tools would save almost 20 million hours of unnecessary time off work
- Digital health tools could afford Canadians 51 million extra personal hours per year
Watch the video and let us know your thoughts on how much time you could save with digital health.
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Shelagh Maloney is responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of patient-centred digital health solutions and patient engagement activities. She oversees evaluation efforts that measure the benefits of digital health investments in Canada and leads the development and execution of all of Infoway’s communications and marketing efforts.