Government of Canada allocates $50 million to digital health over two years
March 22, 2016 (Toronto) – Federal funding for digital health will benefit Canadians for generations to come and improve health system efficiency, said Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.
“We look forward to innovating with our partners to improve patient outcomes by increasing telehomecare,” said Green. “We will also help clinicians increase patient safety with the development of a multi-jurisdiction e-prescribing solution to improve accuracy, reduce errors and improve patient outcomes.”
The federal government allocated $50 million over two years to Infoway in its 2016-2017 budget, tabled earlier today.
“On behalf of the patients, clinicians, governments and administrators working together to improve the health and health care of all Canadians, I extend my sincere appreciation to the government of Canada for providing the funding needed to move Canada’s digital health agenda forward,” added Green.
For more information about Canada Health Infoway’s plan to help modernize health care in Canada, read our 2016-2017 Summary Corporate Plan.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
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