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Electronic medical records outperform paper in primary care “Practice Challenge”

June 4, 2012 (Toronto, ON) — Primary care practices with electronic medical records (EMRs) identified patients who need preventative or follow-up care approximately 30 times more quickly than paper-based clinics,  according to a study commissioned by Canada Health Infoway.

Ontario clinicians transitioning to electronic medical records to receive mentorship from peers

May 31, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – Supporting clinicians to enhance the effective use and integration of technology in clinical practice is the objective of a new initiative launched by OntarioMD, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). 

GE Healthcare achieves Infoway Certification for second Diagnostic Imaging product: Centricity TM PACS

May 28, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – GE Healthcare Canada, the first in its class to complete the Infoway certification process, continues to demonstrate leadership with the announcement of Infoway certification for a second diagnostic imaging product, the Centricity™ Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS)

North York General Hospital Advances Patient Safety with Health IT

May 25, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – North York General Hospital (NYGH) is leading an initiative that will help hospitals from across Canada implement technology that improves patient safety.

Ontario Hospitals Collaborate to Expand Use of Electronic Medical Records

May 11, 2012 (Owen Sound, ON) -- Grey Bruce Health Services is leading a project with two Toronto hospitals to expand the use of electronic medical records (EMR) in ambulatory care clinics. GBHS, together with North York General Hospital and Toronto East General Hospital, received a $2.9 million investment from Canada Health Infoway to collaborate on this joint initiative.

Nursing quality report card project to transform care

May 9, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) — The National Nursing Quality Report (NNQR) initiative – a new benchmarking system for the nursing profession – is set to launch, with funding from Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and other sources.

New health information technology system to help support quality cancer care

May 7, 2012 (Hamilton, ON) – Authorized clinicians at cancer care facilities located throughout the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) will be among the first in Ontario to have access to new decision-making tools and a common electronic patient record, which will allow them to provide safer and more reliable patient care, announced Dr. Bill Evans, President and CEO of the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Health providers in Newfoundland and Labrador transitioning to electronic health records to receive support, mentorship from peers

May 2, 2012 (St. John's, NL) – Supporting pharmacists, physicians and nurses to work together to enhance the effective use of technology in clinical practice is the objective of a new peer mentorship initiative launched by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (the Centre) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Nova Scotia health providers transitioning to electronic medical record systems to benefit from clinical peer support

May 2, 2012   (Halifax, NS) – More clinicians in Nova Scotia will receive support from their peers as they transition to electronic medical record (EMR) systems thanks to an expansion of the interdisciplinary Nova Scotia EMR Peer Support Network, announced today by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). 


Canada Health Infoway Standards Collaborative launches new membership model with flexible options and lower fees

May 1, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Membership of Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway) Standards Collaborative is more affordable and now provides a broader range of benefits, announced Richard Alvarez, Infoway's President and CEO.

Saskatchewan advances Electronic Health Record for faster access to lab results

April 27, 2012 (Regina, SK) - Today, the province introduced the Saskatchewan Lab Results Repository that puts lab results in providers' hands faster and improves the care experience for patients.

Health providers now have mobile access to e-health records

April 20, 2012 (Hamilton, ON) - Authorized health care providers can now use mobile devices to instantly and securely access their patients’ health information, accelerating the decision-making process and enhancing patient care, announced Murray Glendining, Executive VP, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and CIO of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Patients of Grey Bruce Hospitals Benefit from Electronic Lab Reports

April 17, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Laboratory test results are now available to health care providers in Grey and Bruce counties through the eHealth Ontario laboratories information system (OLIS).

New electronic medical record system to further enhance exchange of vital patient information at Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, April 12, 2012 – Canada Health Infoway Inc. (Infoway) and the Group Health Centre (GHC) today launched a new $3.3-million initiative, the Group Health Centre Ambulatory EMR and Hospital Information System Connect Project. 

Accuro® EMR and PS Suite® Software Achieve Canada Health Infoway Certification

March 29, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Accuro® EMR, a software product developed by OptiMed Software, and PS Suite® Software, developed by MD Physician Services Software Inc., have successfully achieved electronic medical record (EMR) certification, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Nightingale on Demand Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

March 22, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced today that Nightingale on Demand, a software product developed by Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX-V: NGH), (Nightingale), is the first product in Canada to successfully achieve electronic medical record (EMR) certification.

Association of Faculties of Medicine and Canada Health Infoway recognize leadership in faculties of medicine

March 8, 2012 (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 adoption and clinical use of information and communication technologies.

The Value of Electronic Health Records Extends Far Beyond Patient Care

March 02, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Embedding and implementing Privacy by Design (PbD) into electronic health record (EHR) systems being built across Canada will enable us to benefit from the wealth of health information stored on these systems, while protecting patient privacy, according to a new paper released today at the Toronto Board of Trade.

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