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Infoway Announces Seven ACCESS 2022 Alliance Founding Sponsors

November 12, 2019 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced today the ACCESS 2022 Alliance Founding Sponsors.

These seven industry leaders have committed to the vision of ACCESS 2022, a movement aimed at improving Canadians’ access to their personal health information and to digitally delivered health services. The founding sponsors are: Accenture Canada, LifeLabs, Orion Health, RGAX, Roche Canada, Teladoc Health and TELUS Health.

Microquest’s EMR Now Supports PrescribeIT®

November 8, 2019 (Edmonton)Microquest announced today the integration of the e-prescribing service PrescribeIT® into its electronic medical record Healthquest.

PrescribeIT® is a national e-prescribing service developed by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), which enables prescribers to safely and conveniently transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber’s electronic medical record (EMR) and the pharmacy management system (PMS) of a patient’s pharmacy of choice.

Digital Health Week 2019: Join the Celebration!

November 7, 2019 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is inviting Canadians to participate in Digital Health Week 2019 (Nov. 11-17) to celebrate how digital health is transforming health care in Canada. This is the sixth year for this nationally recognized awareness week, which is once again being held in conjunction with the Infoway Partnership Conference (Nov. 12-13 in Ottawa). 

Infoway Releases Request for Expression of Interest for PrescribeIT® Standalone Solution

September 30, 2019 (Toronto) — To foster innovation, Canada Health Infoway has issued a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for a standalone solution to complement the core integrated offering and further expand PrescribeIT® in Canada. Infoway is inviting all interested parties to review the document and participate in the process. The aim of the REOI is to elicit solutions/proposals that will meet our technological, marketing/sales and outreach goals while helping us better understand the capabilities of the broader market.

Portal724 Receives Infoway 2017 Edition Certification

June 13, 2019 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Portal724 announced today that the Portal724 remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution has achieved Infoway Certification under the 2017 Edition of pre-implementation certification requirements.

PrescribeIT® Welcomes Intrahealth as New EMR Vendor

June 5, 2019 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Intrahealth Canada Limited (Intrahealth), an electronic medical record (EMR) provider, bringing the total number of PrescribeIT® EMR vendors to 11.

PrescribeIT® Gains Momentum with Growing Canada-Wide Support of National e-Prescribing Service

March 5, 2019 (Toronto) — PrescribeIT® is well on its way to becoming Canada’s national e-prescribing service as more jurisdictions, vendors and retailers have come on board and have committed to making prescribing easier and more convenient for patients and clinicians.

Infoway Releases Request for Proposal to Health IT Industry for ACCESS Gateway

February 28, 2019 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) invites leading health IT companies to respond to the newly launched Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit technology and services related to Identity, Access and Consent, for Infoway’s ACCESS Gateway, a technology service that enables data sharing and the delivery of digital health services to Canadians.

Canada’s National e-Prescription Service Launches in New Brunswick

Saint John is the First Community in Province to use PrescribeIT®

December 11, 2018 (Toronto) — Citizens of New Brunswick are well on their way to experiencing better health outcomes with the recent launch of PrescribeIT®, Canada’s national e-prescribing service, in Saint John.

Access to Digital Health Services Transforming Physicians’ Approach to Patient Care in Canada

December 10, 2018 (Toronto) – Physician access to connected health information in Canada is now high, yet Canadians’ access to virtual care services is limited, according to a new study conducted by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

ACCESS 2022: A Movement to Inspire a New Day in Health Care

November 14, 2018 (Montreal) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today announced the launch of ACCESS 2022, a movement to promote a future where all Canadians have access to their health information through the availability and use of digital health tools and services, which will empower patients and improve health outcomes.

Let’s Celebrate Digital Health, November 12-18!

Celebrating Canadians, clinicians and organizations advancing digital health

November 8, 2018 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is inviting Canadians to join us as we celebrate how digital health is transforming health care in Canada.

Celebrating One Year of Electronic Prescriptions with PrescribeIT

September 20, 2018 (Toronto) — One year ago, the first prescription was transmitted from a doctor to a pharmacist through PrescribeITTM, Canada’s national e-prescribing service.

Lost and Damaged Prescriptions Cost Canadians Time, Money and can Affect Their Health

August 22, 2018 (Toronto) — More than four million Canadians lose or damage their paper prescriptions each year, resulting in return trips to the doctor’s office or prescriptions that go unfilled. The cost is high in terms of lost productivity, extra travel and time spent filling prescriptions, and most importantly, the potential for adverse health events due to medications that aren’t taken at all.

Significant Gap Still Exists Between Canadians’ Desire And Ability To Access Digital Health Services

August 2, 2018 (Toronto) — Canadians increasingly want access to digital health services, but there is a significant gap between this desire and their ability to access various services online.

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.

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