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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.

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.

Jump to page 128 in the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership for a look at the evolving rol… https://t.co/cExKBPY7pH

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