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2018 News Releases


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.

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, 2018 (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.

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