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Canada Health Infoway, Trillium Health Centre and PatientOrderSets.com collaborate to benefit seniors care

New project will improve safety and quality of care for residents of long-term and complex continuing care facilities in Ontario

November 16, 2011 - Mississauga/West Toronto, ON - Patient care for seniors in long-term or complex continuing care facilities will benefit from a new library of evidence-based information and clinical protocols that will be created as part of a $1 million investment Canada Health Infoway is making with Trillium Health Centre, announced Trillium President and CEO Janet Davidson, O.C.

Province Invests in Electronic Tools to Improve Patient Care: Oswald

November 9, 2011 (Winnipeg, MB) - Manitoba is launching innovative electronic tools that make the health-care system work better for patients and health-care providers, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

mihealth™ Consumer Health Application Achieves Infoway Certification

Assures product built according to National privacy and security standards

October 27, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Canadians are one step closer to having secure access to their personal health records as mihealthTM achieves Infowaycertification, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Canadian Faculties of Pharmacies to include effective use of information and communications technologies in curriculum

September 23, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Better preparing pharmacy students to practice in modern, technology-enabled environments is the objective of a new initiative launched today by the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Infoway one of two organizations representing Canada at The Power of Open: A Global Discussion

Event coincides with Opening of United Nations Session

September 20, 2011 (New York, NY) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today served as an example of how to foster innovation at an international event to celebrate the launch of The Open Government Partnership, an initiative launched by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and designed to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. Canada announced its intention to join Open Government Partnership today.

Challenge to Accelerate Clinical Value using Technology Kicks Off

Over $1 million dollars available to be won

September 15, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today launched its ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge, which will accelerate the use of innovative IT solutions with the potential to improve healthcare quality and the patient experience.

Infoway Announces Clinical Council

Clinical leaders to advise clinical engagement strategy & investments

September 9, 2011 - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced today the formation of a new Clinical Council to provide advice on the organization's clinical engagement strategy and investments. The Council will be chaired by Dr. Michael Golbey, who is a practicing family physician from Kelowna, British Columbia and Chair of the Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors. It also includes physician, nurse, pharmacist and patient representatives. See all members of the Clinical Council.

Online patient records enhancing care for 2 million Ontarians

eHealth Ontario invests $5M in ClinicalConnect

August 9, 2011 - More people across the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) and Waterloo Wellington (WW) Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) now have access to better quality and more efficient health care.

Infoway establishes Tech Watch Group to monitor and promote emerging technologies for health

Dennis Giokas to lead new focus for Infoway

July 7, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) has established an Emerging Technology Group to identify and guide the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in health care innovation, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO.

Infoway Challenge Sparks Innovations for Health Care

ImagineNation Ideas Challenge Winners Announced

July 5, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Imagine having your child's immunization record at the click of a mouse, as well as email alerts when they need a vaccination.

Work begins on Ontario’s fourth and final diagnostic imaging repository

1.5 Million Patients to Benefit from Faster Test Results

June 6, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Work on Ontario’s fourth and largest diagnostic imaging repository is underway and will begin benefitting patients across the western parts of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and North Simcoe Muskoka later this year.

Infoway Certification Services expands to include Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Certification supports drive toward trusted, interoperable EMRs

May 31, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Electronic Medical Record (EMR) certification has been added to Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway) certification services, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

Telehealth use in Canada grew by more than 35 per cent annually over the past 5 years: national study

Saved patients nearly 47 million km in travel last year

May 30, 2011 (Toronto, ON) -With more than 5,700 telehealth systems in at least 1,175 communities across the country, Canada is a global leader in improving access to care by connecting patients and care providers in different, and frequently, remote locations, according to a new national study released today, announced Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice-President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway.

Education of next generation of nurses to include effective clinical use of information and communications technologies

May 19, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - A new initiative announced today by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) aims to prepare nursing students for practice in modern, technology-enabled clinical environments.

Connecting Electronic Health Information For GTA Residents

Delivering Faster, Smarter and More Coordinated Patient Care

May 11, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Work is underway to ensure health care providers will be able to share electronic health information for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents, who represent 47 per cent of the province’s population.

Albertans get connected to reliable health information

Improved provincial wait times reporting website also back on-line

May 4, 2011 (Edmonton, AB) - A new online health tool connecting Albertans to trusted health care information and services, other health tools and wellness management tips has been launched.

Wanted: Innovations that Improve Health Care using Information Technology

Infoway invites Canadian innovators to join first-ever results-based ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge

May 4, 2011 (Stratford, ON) - Canadian innovators are invited to participate in the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge announced Dr. Jennifer Zelmer, Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway at Canada 3.0.

Health Care Providers Form Working Group to Maximize Value of e-Prescribing

April 21, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - A new working group of clinicians from various disciplines will help shape the future of e-Prescribing in Canada, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Canadians Asked How Health Care can be Improved with Information Technology

Imagine an innovative approach to make our health and health care better using information or communications technologies - what's your idea?

March 31, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today launched its ImagineNation Ideas Challenge, asking Canadians how they would improve health and health care through innovation in information and communications technologies (ICT).

Province launches eChart Manitoba

March 9, 2011 (Winnipeg, MB) - Manitoba's electronic health-record system, known as eChart Manitoba, was launched today by Health Minister Theresa Oswald at Kildonan Medical Centre, the first site to implement the new system.

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