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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.

Joseph Brant Memorial and St. Mary's General Hospital join Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network

December 8, 2010 (Burlington, ON) - Patients and physicians in Burlington and Kitchener are benefitting from quick access to electronic diagnostic images now that Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital have connected to the Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN), the largest diagnostic imaging repository (DI-r) in use in Ontario to date.

Manitoba launches electronic medical record program

Funding available for swift implementation: Minister

October 26, 2010 (Winnipeg, MB) - More Manitoba physicians will be able to make use of electronic medical records (EMR) to better manage patient information with the support of a new funding program, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network marks historic milestone in South West and Erie St. Clair LHINs

October 7, 2010 (London, ON) -For the first time, all 26 hospital entities in the Erie St. Clair and South West Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are now able to access filmless diagnostic images including x-rays, CT scans and MRIs.

 

Drug Information Systems to generate $436 million in benefits in 2010

October 6, 2010 (Toronto, ON) - Canada’s investments in drug information systems (DIS) will generate $436 million in cost savings and efficiencies in 2010, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). The findings are outlined in an independent study commissioned by Infoway, released today.

Canada invests $500 million in electronic health record (EHR) systems with a focus on physicians and nurse practitioners across Canada

September 27, 2010 (Toronto, ON) - Canadian physicians and nurse practitioners will benefit from a $500 million investment made by the Government of Canada in Budget 2010, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

 

Hôpital Montfort and Bruyère Continuing Care connect to diagnostic imaging network

September 1, 2010 (Ottawa, ON) - Physicians at Hôpital Montfort and Bruyère Continuing Care are now easily accessing and sharing medical imaging test results with other hospitals connected to the Northern and Eastern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (NEODIN), an electronic repository for medical imaging that connects more than 60 diagnostic imaging departments in northern and eastern Ontario.

Brockville General Hospital Connected to Diagnostic Imaging System

August 4, 2010 (Markham, ON) - Brockville General Hospital (BGH) has connected to the Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services (HDIRS), a system that provides centralized storage of diagnostic images, such as X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds.

Graham W. S. Scott, CM, QC, named new Chair of Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors

August 3, 2010 (Montreal, QC) - Graham W. S. Scott, CM, QC, has been appointed Chair of Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors, announced Richard Alvarez, Infoway's President and Chief Executive Officer.

UHN establishes first telepathology system in Ontario

New system connects UHN pathologists to Northern Ontario communities over the Internet

July 21, 2010 (Toronto, ON) - Physicians in three Northern Ontario communities are now virtually linked at all times to pathology specialists at University Health Network (UHN), thanks to a revolutionary new way of diagnosing pathology cases over the Internet.

St. Michael’s Hospital connected to Diagnostic Imaging System

July 7, 2010 (Markham, ON) – St. Michael’s Hospital has connected to the Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services (HDIRS) system that provides centralized storage of diagnostic images, such as X-rays and ultrasounds.

Infoway Certification Services expands to include Diagnostic Imaging, Drug Information Systems

'Infoway Certified' assures products meet pan-Canadian standards

July 5, 2010 (Toronto, ON) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) has added diagnostic imaging and drug information systems to its pre-implementation Certification Services. Health information technology vendors can now receive certification for seven classes of technology.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre connects to diagnostic imaging network

June 22, 2010 (Thunder Bay, ON) - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) and 11 allied sites are now sending patient information to the Northern and Eastern Diagnostic Imaging Network (NEODIN), a repository of medical images and associated diagnostic reports that will connect to hospitals throughout northern and eastern Ontario.

MUHC brings "house calls" into the 21st century

Televisit is a new high-tech system that allows healthcare workers to conduct ‘virtual visits’ to patients

June 15, 2010 (Montreal, QC) – The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the RUIS McGill are proud to announce the integration of telehealth services into the National Program for Home Ventilatory Assistance (NPHVA).

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