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Infoway Challenges Highlight Digital Health’s Impact on Patients, Careers, Companies

June 19, 2013 (Toronto) – A new series of Infoway Challenges will focus on the impact digital health investments have been making in Canada and aim to accelerate these benefits, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. 

 

Over 90 per cent Growth in Digital Health Users for Outcomes Challenge

Participants report more than 3 million uses as award recipients announced

May 27, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Infoway's ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge participants serve as examples of how the adoption and use of digital solutions that improve health care can be increased across Canada, according to Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

Undergraduate nursing students create mental health app, receive inaugural Student e-Health Leadership Award

Award recognizes leadership in adoption and use of information and communications technologies among undergraduate nursing students

April 30, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) have announced the inaugural recipients of the $1,000 Student e-Health Leadership Award.

Electronic Medical Records Deliver Efficiencies, Patient Safety, Improved Communication

More than $1.3 billion in benefits since 2006: New study

April 22, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – With a two-fold increase in adoption since 2006, use of electronic medical records (EMR) in community-based practices in Canada has yielded efficiency and patient care benefits valued at $1.3 billion, a new independent study reveals.

Medical Students and Faculty Recognized for Commitment to Improving Clinical Practice Through Digital Health Solutions

April 16, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) are pleased to announce the results of two competitions aimed at improving clinical practice and patient care by supporting medical school faculty, students and residents in their learning  and clinical use of digital tools.  

Latest Wolf EMR Version Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

April 9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  Infoway and TELUS Health recently announced that the latest version of TELUS Health’s Wolf Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, version 2012.1, has achieved Infoway’s EMR National Class certification.

Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and Canada Health Infoway Recognize Student Leadership in Pharmacy Informatics

Pharmacy Student Award recipients to help shape informatics education for the next generation of pharmacists

March 11, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) have announced the recipients of six awards aimed at strengthening learning on the effective use of information and communications technologies among pharmacy students. As a component of the AFPC/Infoway Pharmacists in Training initiative, the recipients of the 2012 Pharmacy Student Awards will contribute to the development of a national online educational program for pharmacy students.

Practimax Version 6.1.1 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

March 8, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Dymaxion Research Limited announced today that Practimax Electronic Medical Record (EMR) version 6.1.1, has achieved Infoway's J-class, Laboratories certification, which demonstrates that it conforms to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.

Sunnybrook and Infoway partner to improve patient experience

Sunnybrook and Canada Health Infoway partner to improve patient experience for Family Practice patients using Sunnybrook’s personal health record, MyChart™

February 21, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s personal health record, MyChart™, now has even more to offer the Hospital’s Family Practice patients and physicians. With new software features Family Practice patients can now schedule appointments online and complete online consultation questionnaires directly with the clinic. These changes have been developed as part of Canada Health Infoway’s Consumer Health Solutions program.

Profile HCC Version 7 Accomplishes Dual Canada Health Infoway Certification

February 6, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Intrahealth Canada Ltd. announced today that Profile HCC version 7 has achieved Infoway's National Class Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and National Class Ambulatory EMR certifications.

Minister of Health, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Visits CHEO to Meet with Front-Line Staff

February 5, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Minister of Health, was at CHEO to meet with the front line staff and physicians who are developing the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Alpha Global iT and YMS Achieve Canada Health Infoway Certification

January 11, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) along with Alpha Global iT and YMS announced today that Globe Med version 2.0 and YMS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) version 8.7/4.5 have achieved Infoway’s J-class, Laboratory and Clinical Documents certification.

OSCAR EMR Version 12.1 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

December 6, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Open Source Clinical Application Resource (OSCAR) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Inc. announced today that OSCAR version 12.1 has achieved Infoway’s J-class, Laboratory and Clinical Documents certification.

Innovative health IT solutions gain momentum

Recipients of Canada Health Infoway’s ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge Momentum Awards announced

December 4, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - From clinicians in British Columbia who use digital tools to manage the medications of patients with kidney disease to physiotherapy patients in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia who schedule appointments electronically, a growing number of Canadians are benefitting from innovative health IT solutions thanks to the efforts of teams participating in the ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge. Participating teams saw a 65% growth in users in just 10 months, from January to October 2012.

Better Care for Ontario’s Children with Electronic Lab Results

November 28, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) For the first time in the province, children will benefit from their pediatric care providers having access to the online lab results contained in the Ontario laboratories information system (OLIS). This means that care providers will now have a more complete and immediate picture of their patients’ health.

Digital Stethoscopes Enable Remote Care for Heart Failure Patients Across Vancouver Island

November 21, 2012 (Island Wide) Cardiac and Internal Medicine specialists at Heart Function Clinics located in Nanaimo, Campbell River and Victoria are listening to the heartbeats of patients who live in communities across Vancouver Island in real time with the addition of digital stethoscopes to existing telehealth technologies.

Use of Electronic Medical Records Doubled over Six Years

Canadians Say Clinicians Using Electronic Records More Likely to Know their Health History

November 15, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) – More Canadian physicians than ever are embracing the move from paper to electronic medical records (EMR), according to a new survey released today. More than half of Canada’s family physicians (56 per cent) used EMRs in mid-2012, up from 23 per cent in 2006 according to the Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Physicians.

ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM Version 12 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

October 25, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and ABELMed Inc. announced today that ABELMed EHR - EMR/ (PM) version 12, ABEL’s comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and practice management solution has achieved Infoway’s J-class, Laboratory and Clinical Documents certification, ensuring it conforms to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.

Canadians Could Gain 70 Million Hours per Year with Health IT: Conference Board of Canada

Secure access to online health information, tools could avoid 47 million in-person medical appointments

October 22, 2012 (Toronto, Ontario) – Canadians could have gained nearly 70 million hours of time in 2011 had they been able to consult with their health care providers, access test results (lab tests, MRIs, and X-rays) and request prescription renewals electronically, according to Valuing Time Saved:  Assessing the Impact of Patient Time Saved from the Adoption of Consumer Health Solutions, a new Conference Board of Canada Study commissioned by Canada Health Infoway.

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