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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.

Positive Patient Experience Yields Health Care Benefits

e-Patient Services enhance patient experience leading to better health outcomes, productivity

March 7, 2017 (Toronto) – When Canadians have access to their health information, they are better equipped to be an integral part of their health care team. Access to health information and other consumer e-services is leading to some important health care benefits for Canadians and clinicians according to a body of international and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) research.

TELUS Health Achieves National Class Recertification of Electronic Medical Record Solution

March 2, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced today that TELUS Health’s Med Access Electronic Medical Record (EMR) versions 4.9 and 5.0 have successfully achieved Infoway’s EMR National Class certification. This process involves a rigorous re-assessment of a previously certified product.

Health Organizations Provide Roadmap for Adopting eHealth Solutions

February 28, 2017 (Toronto) – Ensuring Canadian health care is up to speed with eHealth technologies requires strong leadership at all levels of the health system, according to new recommendations from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Health Care Organizations Recognized for their Clinical Leadership in Improving the Patient Experience

February 17, 2017 (Toronto) – Three Canadian health care organizations have been recognized in the ImagineNation LEADing Practice Challenge for their leadership in improving the patient experience through the effective use of digital health technologies.

Dr. Peter W. Vaughan to Chair Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors

February 17, 2017 (Montreal) – Dr. Peter W. Vaughan has been appointed Chair of Canada Health Infoway’s Board of Directors effective March 1, 2017, said Michael Green, Infoway’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Vaughan succeeds Graham W. S. Scott, C.M., Q.C., who has served as Infoway’s Board Chair since August 2010.

Digital Health Reduces Wait Times by Pulling Canadians Out of the Queue

Virtual visits, portals, mean more time for in-office visits

February 16, 2017 (Toronto) – Digital health solutions improve access and reduce wait times for Canadians by avoiding certain in-person visits, said Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Infoway Request for Proposal Yields Promising Submissions for PrescribeIT

December 15, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) closed the Request for Proposal (RFP) for PrescribeIT™, Canada’s new e-prescribing service, on December 12, 2016, concluding the eight-week response period.

Infoway Announces Enhanced Certification Services Program for Digital Health Solutions

November 18, 2016 (Toronto) – After more than a year of review and extensive stakeholder consultations, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced, today, enhancements to its Certification Services with the release of the 2017 Edition of privacy and security certification criteria (2017 Edition). These harmonized requirements will reduce testing redundancy and can be adopted from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Citizen Access to Personal Health Information Celebrated as Part of Digital Health Week in Saskatchewan

November 14, 2016 (Regina) – Digital health has empowered more than 1,100 Saskatchewan citizens to take greater control over their health by providing access to their personal health information securely online through the Citizen Health Information Portal, known as CHIP. eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) launched the CHIP pilot in February 2016 for a six-month trial period.

We Need to Talk About Digital Health

Canadians asked to join the conversation during digital health week, November 14-20

November 10, 2016 (Toronto) – During Digital Health Week (November 14 to 20, 2016), dozens of health care organizations from across Canada want Canadians to join the conversation about how digital health use is improving the patient experience.

Infoway Releases Request for Proposal to Health IT Industry for PrescribeIT™

October 18, 2016 (Toronto) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) invites leading health IT companies to respond to the newly launched Request for Proposal (RFP) for PrescribeIT™, Canada’s new e-prescribing service.

Study Evaluates Mobile App for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

Evaluation to focus on province-wide applicability

October 17, 2016 (Toronto) – The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is partnering with Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) to evaluate the impact of a remote telemonitoring solution for patients with chronic kidney disease who are currently receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home.

Majority of Canada’s Clinicians Using Electronic Health Records

Switch from paper to digital improving quality, outcomes for patients

October 13, 2016 (Toronto) – Growth in the use of interoperable Electronic Health Records (iEHR) by Canadian doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals is fueling benefits for patients and providers, including improved quality of patient care, according to two articles published this year in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.

Ontario Lung Association’s Consumer Health Application Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

September 8, 2016 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Ontario Lung Association (OLA) announced today that the breathe web application has achieved Infoway’s Consumer Health Application certification.

Infoway Appoints Dr. Asim Masood its Inaugural Chief Medical Officer

Clinical perspective to inform planning, support outreach with clinical community

August 22, 2016 (Toronto) – A practising physician with a commitment to collaboration and improving patient care and provider satisfaction has been appointed as Canada Health Infoway’s (Infoway) first Chief Medical Officer, announced Michael Green, Infoway’s President and CEO.

Joint Project Evaluates Digital Mental Health Solution in Ontario

Big White Wall offers peer support to help reduce feelings of isolation

August 18, 2016 – The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is teaming up with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), Lakeridge Health and Women’s College Hospital to test the benefit of an online support community for people feeling anxious or depressed, or having trouble coping with other mental health-related issues.

Infoway Seeks Feedback on Privacy and Security Certification Requirements

August 16, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is inviting the digital health community to provide feedback on national privacy and security requirements as part of the final phase of its harmonization project to enhance the value of certification services in Canada.

Federal and Provincial Governments Launch MyHealthNS to Improve Health Care in Nova Scotia

July 28, 2016 (Halifax) – Doctors and patients in Nova Scotia can now get routine test results and share information through MyHealthNS, a new secure online tool.

A First Nations Solution for First Nations Health Care in British Columbia

July 19, 2016 (Duncan, BC) — Cowichan Tribes and Mustimuhw Information Solutions today announced a partnership with McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth to improve health care for members of the Cowichan Tribes First Nation. The 18-month pilot project will help improve the health of 400 patients from the Cowichan Tribes by providing them with secure, personalized access to their own electronic health records and the ability to directly message their health care providers online.

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