Posted on November 14, 2014 by Shelagh Maloney
Today is the final day of Digital Health Week, and we’ve had a fantastic time celebrating all the great strides that have been made by Canadians to implement digital health solutions. What a week it has been! We co-hosted a #hcsmca Tweet Chat, discussing how digital health has transformed the patient experience. COACH also hosted a webinar, helping organizations develop strategic directions for digital health. We also announced the results of our Public Health Social Media Challenge, where we encouraged public health organizations from across Canada to harness the power of social media to address issues and concerns.
To close the week, we’re looking to the future. We’ve come so far with digital health in Canada, but there’s always more work to be done. It’s in that spirit that, today, we’re hosting a webinar with Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Executive Vice President at Infoway, entitled “Have and have not: Exploring the gap between patient online services Canadians want and what they have.” In this talk, Dr. Zelmer will explore the progress of consumer health solutions, as well as the enablers and barriers to change. She’ll also talk about how Infoway, along with our partners, is inspiring and promoting innovation in health and health care in Canada. Dr. Zelmer leads clinical adoption, innovation and consumer health initiatives, as well as communications at Infoway.
You can tune into Dr. Zelmer’s talk today, Friday, November 14, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.
We also want to hear from you! What are your thoughts about Digital Health Week and digital health in general? When we host Digital Health Week 2015, what do you think the hot topics will be? Let us know below or on Facebook and Twitter.
We’d like to say a big thank you, again, to our outstanding partners, without whom #digitalhealthweek could not have happened.
Supporting Partners of Digital Health Week:
Canada Health Infoway
Canadian College of Health Leaders
Canadian Home Care Association
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Nurses Association
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Canadian Pharmacists Association
COACH: Canada’s Health
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Healthcare Social Media Canada (#hcsmca)
MedicAlert Foundation Canada
Ontario Lung Association
Ontario Telemedicine Network
Patients for Patient Safety
Have a comment about this post? We’d love to hear from you.
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.