Posted on April 1, 2015 by Michael Green
As part of our 2007 funding agreement with the federal government, which provided a $400 million grant, Infoway recently underwent an independent performance evaluation and I’m pleased to say the results were once again positive! This is the second evaluation for this funding agreement, following another in March 2010. We are pleased that all performance evaluations and audits required by our funding agreements have been consistently positive.
The most recent review was carried out by Samson & Associates of Gatineau, QC and was conducted in accordance with a framework Infoway developed collaboratively with Health Canada. Here are a few of the highlights:
- “Provincial and territorial informants and external experts agreed that Infoway is addressing an important need of Canadians.”
- “Key informants confirmed that Infoway uses an inclusive, collaborative approach, and the ability to bring all stakeholders together is strong evidence of Infoway’s value.”
- Informants “recognized the significant role played by Infoway in achieving interoperability, with one informant stating that Infoway has been regarded as an international leader in this area and that other countries are copying from Infoway.”
- “All informants confirmed that Infoway has had a significant impact in the area of privacy, confidentiality and security of health information. One privacy and security professional stated that without Infoway, there would have been little focus on this area and that it would not have been a priority for many organizations.”
This performance evaluation is an outstanding validation of Infoway’s work and the collaborative efforts of our jurisdictional and other stakeholders in bringing innovative digital health solutions to Canadians.
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As President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, he works with Infoway’s jurisdictional partners and other key stakeholders to accelerate the development and adoption of digital health in Canada, which will provide clinicians and patients with information they need to support safer care decisions and a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.