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Progress Continues for PrescribeIT

New EMR and PMS vendors on board with Canada’s national e-prescribing service

March 20, 2018 (Toronto) – PrescribeITTM is continuing to make significant progress in Canada with the addition of new electronic medical record (EMR) and pharmacy management system (PMS) vendors agreeing to participate in the roll-out of Canada’s national e-prescribing service.

Vivify Health First to Achieve Infoway 2017 Edition Certification

February 15, 2018 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Vivify Health announced today that Vivify Health Pathways, a mobile digital health platform, is the first to achieve Infoway’s certification under the new 2017 Edition of enhanced privacy and security requirements.

Lethbridge is the First Community in Province to use PrescribeIT

Canada’s National e-Prescription Service launches in Alberta

February 12, 2018 (Toronto) – Albertans are well on their way to facilitating better health outcomes with the recent launch of PrescribeITTM, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Digital Health Could Improve Care for Canadian Seniors: Infoway

February 8, 2017 (Toronto) – Digital health initiatives underway in Canada demonstrate that innovations in health care service and delivery could help address some of the issues identified in a Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report released today.

PrescribeIT Picking up Steam with New Sites Launched in Thorold

February 7, 2018 (Toronto) – PrescribeITTM, continues to innovate the prescription process with another Ontario location added to the provincial rollout.

Canada Health Infoway and OntarioMD Announce Collaboration Benefiting the EMR Vendor Community

November 15, 2017 (Toronto) – Today, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and OntarioMD announced a collaboration aligning their respective certification programs to better serve the shared community of electronic medical record (EMR) vendors in Ontario.

Recognizing Digital Health in Canada

Celebrating Canadians, clinicians and organizations advancing digital health

November 9, 2017 (Toronto) – Health care organizations from across the country are coming together to celebrate the positive impact that digital health is making for Canadians during Digital Health Week, November 13-19, 2017.

PrescribeIT Demonstrates Continued Momentum in Canada

Six provinces, 20 community pharmacy companies onboard with PrescribeITTM

October 19, 2017 (Toronto) – PrescribeITTM, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, is continuing to demonstrate momentum with the addition of even more community pharmacy companies in the six provinces with whom PrescribeITTM has reached agreements (Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador)  since its recent announcement at the end of August.

MEDITECH Dually Certified under Canada Health Infoway’s Mark of Conformity

October 17, 2017 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and MEDITECH announced today that MEDITECH’s 6.x and Client/Server Electronic Health Record platforms, as well as its Patient and Consumer Health Portal, completed Infoway’s certification process.

One Third of Canadians use Mobile Apps to Track Health: Study

September 19, 2017 (Toronto) – Thirty-two per cent of Canadian adults consult health apps on their mobile devices, but only 28 per cent of those in poor health do so.  Meanwhile, 24 per cent of Canadians use smart connected devices to track health conditions or well-being, according to a new study funded by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and conducted in partnership with HEC Montréal and CEFRIO.

Huntsville the Site of PrescribeIT’s First e-Prescription

Canada’s National e-Prescription Service is Operational in Ontario

September 14, 2017 (Toronto) – Patients’ prescriptions have taken a significant step forward in security and convenience with the launch of PrescribeIT™ in Huntsville, Ontario on August 30.

Hamilton Health Sciences Receives Funding to Deploy Digital Health Access Channel for Residents of South West Ontario

September 7, 2017 (Hamilton) – Hamilton Health Sciences has received funding from Canada Health Infoway to deploy a regional patient portal to be used by up to 3.6 million residents of South West Ontario, one of the largest regional deployments of a patient-facing digital health access channel in Ontario.

EMR Use in Canada Continues to Grow

Room to Advance Patient Access

August 31, 2017 (Toronto) – Electronic medical record (EMR) adoption and use among primary care physicians in Canada is showing continued and strong growth, according to the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) Workforce Survey, released today. Survey results also reveal that citizen access to digital health services shows the greatest opportunity for growth.

Canada’s National e-Prescribing Service Launching Soon

Six provinces, 16 community pharmacy companies onboard with PrescribeIT™

August 30, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada is well on its way to improving patient safety, convenience and reducing the harm and costs of opioid-related misuse as PrescribeIT™, the country’s national e-prescribing service, readies for launch with a full roster of partners.

Philips Canada Receives Canada Health Infoway Certification

June 12, 2017 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Philips Canada (Philips) announced today that IntelliSpace PACS, a medical imaging technology which provides storage and access to images from multiple modalities, achieved Infoway’s Diagnostic Imaging (DI) certification.

Harnessing Virtual Technology to Evolve Care Delivery

Virtual Visits valuable for patients; lower overall health system costs

May 29, 2017 (Toronto) – Results of a recent patient survey and observational study found virtual visits, medical consultations between a patient and provider via videoconference, suggest that this new model of care is responsive to patients’ needs and could offer health system value including the potential to lower primary care costs.

Digital Health Tools Support Nursing Practice and Patient Care: Survey

May 12, 2017 (Toronto) – A survey conducted by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA), reveals that by using digital health technologies in their practice, 50 per cent of Canadian nurses are experiencing improved productivity, while 56 per cent report better quality of care, notable improvements since the 2014 nurses survey.

Infoway Selects TELUS Health for PrescribeIT

May 11, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce that it has selected TELUS Health as the successful bidder for the technical solution provider for PrescribeIT™, Canada’s e-prescribing service.

Sunnybrook’s Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Accomplishes Canada Health Infoway Certification

May 4, 2017 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced today that SunnyCare, an ambulatory electronic medical record (aEMR) developed by Sunnybrook achieved Infoway’s aEMR certification.

Federal Government Announces New Funding for Canada Health Infoway

March 23, 2017 (Toronto) – The federal government has confirmed its commitment to improve the health of Canadians through digital health innovation by announcing a $300 million investment in Canada Health Infoway in Budget 2017, said Michael Green, Infoway’s President and CEO.

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