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Infoway Releases a Request for Expressions of Interest to Health IT Industry for ACCESS Gateway

July 16, 2018 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today released a request for expressions of interest (REOI) inviting interested parties to demonstrate how they might contribute to the development and/or operation of ACCESS Gateway (Gateway), an ACCESS Health initiative.

Access to Digital Health e-Services Helps Canadians Avoid Unnecessary Trips to Doctors and Delivers Significant Value to the Health Care System

Personal health records and other e-services provide $106 to $134 million a year in value to the health care system

July 12, 2018 (Toronto) — Both Canadians and the health care system benefit when patients can access their personal health records (PHRs) online and use digital health e-services, according to a new study conducted by SRDC (Social Research and Demonstration Corporation) for Canada Health Infoway.

Atlantic Provinces and Canada Health Infoway Collaborate to Improve Access to Health Care and Drive Economic Growth through Digital Health

July 10, 2018 (Toronto) — Today, Canada’s federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced ACCESS Atlantic, a bold initiative that will make it quicker and easier to access health services in Atlantic Canada.

Canada Health Infoway Teams up with Kids Help Phone to Provide Crisis Support Via Text

May 10, 2018 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Kids Help Phone have formed a partnership to help expand the reach of Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone.

Canada Health Infoway and OntarioMD Collaborate to Streamline EMR Certification in Canada

April 9, 2018 (Toronto) – Today, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and OntarioMD announced the results of their collaborative effort to align their respective certification programs to better serve the shared community of electronic medical record (EMR) vendors in Ontario.

Connected Health Information Delivers Significant Value for Canadians and the Health System

$1 billion in health system savings in 2017, equivalent to 5.6 million emergency department visits

April 4, 2018 (Toronto) – Thanks to investments in digital health, Canada’s health system is becoming less fragmented, allowing clinicians better access to more information.  This  growing access to connected health information in Canada is producing significant financial and time savings benefits for patients, our health system and our economy, according to a new pan-Canadian study commissioned by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and conducted by Gartner.

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.

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