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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.

Canadian medical schools to strengthen training on effective clinical use of information and communications technologies

February 23, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Better preparing medical students to practice in modern, technology-enabled, clinical environments is the aim of a new initiative launched today by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Communication needed for medication safety in Canada

National summit to address this important solution to patient safety

February 10, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - A national summit was hosted today that will ultimately provide important solutions to improving communication and reducing preventable medication errors at transitions of care.

Infoway invests $380 million to help physicians and nurse practitioners implement electronic medical record (EMR) systems

February 9, 2011 (Toronto, ON) - With its newest investment program, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is funding Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in community-based practices and outpatient settings throughout Canada.

NEODIN Completes Northern Connections

February 4, 2011 (Sudbury, ON) - Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital, Timmins District Hospital and 22 other sites in Ontario's north have become the most recent hospitals to complete their integration to the Northern and Eastern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network's diagnostic imaging repository (NEODIN DI-r).

North Wellington Health Care, Groves Memorial Community Hospital, and Guelph General Hospital have connected to the DI-r: A Shared Diagnostic Imaging Archive to Enhance Patient Care

February 4, 2011 (Guelph, ON) - North Wellington Health Care, Groves Memorial Community Hospital, and Guelph General Hospital have joined the South Western Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Repository Network (SWODIN).

Core elements of electronic health records in place for almost half of Canadians

Benefits being realized across the country as a result of investments in EHRs

February 3, 2011 (Toronto) - As a result of investments made by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and its jurisdictional partners, Infoway President and CEO, Richard Alvarez reports today that the core elements of an electronic health record (EHR) are now in place for nearly half of the Canadian population (49.3%).

Cornwall Community Hospital - Advancing Health System Integration

December 9, 2010 (Cornwall, ON) Patients and physicians at Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) will soon benefit from quick access to electronic medical imaging test results through the Northern and Eastern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (NEODIN) DI-r.

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