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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.

Infoway Releases a PrescribeIT Request for Expression of Interest to Health IT industry

July 15, 2016 (Toronto) - A Request for Expression Of Interest (REOI) was issued by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today, inviting private sector organizations and the health care industry to demonstrate their interest in assisting in the creation and/or the operation of PrescribeIT, Canada’s new e-prescribing service.

Provincial Telepathology Network Established in Newfoundland and Labrador

July 8, 2016 (Gander, NL) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) has partnered with GE Healthcare to install a province-wide Telepathology Network. The $2.5 million Telepathology Network, jointly funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada Health Infoway, will give patients and pathologists across the province greater access to pathology services and support.

New e-Prescribing Service to Help Increase Patient Safety

Part of Federal Government’s four pillars approach to drug policy

June 22, 2016 (Toronto) – At the recent Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada conference, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, talked about the important role that Infoway’s pan-Canadian e-prescribing service, known as PrescribeIT, can play in delivering the Government of Canada’s four pillars approach to drug policy.

Health Quality Innovation Collaborative’s Patient Health Portal Solution Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

June 7, 2016 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Health Quality Innovation Collaborative (HQIC), announced today that miDASH patient health portal has achieved Infoway’s Consumer Health Application certification.

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