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Hamilton Health Sciences Receives Funding to Deploy Digital Health Access Channel for Residents of South West Ontario

September 7, 2017 (Hamilton) – Hamilton Health Sciences has received funding from Canada Health Infoway to deploy a regional patient portal to be used by up to 3.6 million residents of South West Ontario, one of the largest regional deployments of a patient-facing digital health access channel in Ontario.

EMR Use in Canada Continues to Grow

Room to Advance Patient Access

August 31, 2017 (Toronto) – Electronic medical record (EMR) adoption and use among primary care physicians in Canada is showing continued and strong growth, according to the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) Workforce Survey, released today. Survey results also reveal that citizen access to digital health services shows the greatest opportunity for growth.

Canada’s National e-Prescribing Service Launching Soon

Six provinces, 16 community pharmacy companies onboard with PrescribeIT™

August 30, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada is well on its way to improving patient safety, convenience and reducing the harm and costs of opioid-related misuse as PrescribeIT™, the country’s national e-prescribing service, readies for launch with a full roster of partners.

Philips Canada Receives Canada Health Infoway Certification

June 12, 2017 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Philips Canada (Philips) announced today that IntelliSpace PACS, a medical imaging technology which provides storage and access to images from multiple modalities, achieved Infoway’s Diagnostic Imaging (DI) certification.

Harnessing Virtual Technology to Evolve Care Delivery

Virtual Visits valuable for patients; lower overall health system costs

May 29, 2017 (Toronto) – Results of a recent patient survey and observational study found virtual visits, medical consultations between a patient and provider via videoconference, suggest that this new model of care is responsive to patients’ needs and could offer health system value including the potential to lower primary care costs.

Digital Health Tools Support Nursing Practice and Patient Care: Survey

May 12, 2017 (Toronto) – A survey conducted by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA), reveals that by using digital health technologies in their practice, 50 per cent of Canadian nurses are experiencing improved productivity, while 56 per cent report better quality of care, notable improvements since the 2014 nurses survey.

Infoway Selects TELUS Health for PrescribeIT

May 11, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce that it has selected TELUS Health as the successful bidder for the technical solution provider for PrescribeIT™, Canada’s e-prescribing service.

Sunnybrook’s Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Accomplishes Canada Health Infoway Certification

May 4, 2017 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced today that SunnyCare, an ambulatory electronic medical record (aEMR) developed by Sunnybrook achieved Infoway’s aEMR certification.

Federal Government Announces New Funding for Canada Health Infoway

March 23, 2017 (Toronto) – The federal government has confirmed its commitment to improve the health of Canadians through digital health innovation by announcing a $300 million investment in Canada Health Infoway in Budget 2017, said Michael Green, Infoway’s President and CEO.

Positive Patient Experience Yields Health Care Benefits

e-Patient Services enhance patient experience leading to better health outcomes, productivity

March 7, 2017 (Toronto) – When Canadians have access to their health information, they are better equipped to be an integral part of their health care team. Access to health information and other consumer e-services is leading to some important health care benefits for Canadians and clinicians according to a body of international and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) research.

TELUS Health Achieves National Class Recertification of Electronic Medical Record Solution

March 2, 2017 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced today that TELUS Health’s Med Access Electronic Medical Record (EMR) versions 4.9 and 5.0 have successfully achieved Infoway’s EMR National Class certification. This process involves a rigorous re-assessment of a previously certified product.

Health Organizations Provide Roadmap for Adopting eHealth Solutions

February 28, 2017 (Toronto) – Ensuring Canadian health care is up to speed with eHealth technologies requires strong leadership at all levels of the health system, according to new recommendations from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Health Care Organizations Recognized for their Clinical Leadership in Improving the Patient Experience

February 17, 2017 (Toronto) – Three Canadian health care organizations have been recognized in the ImagineNation LEADing Practice Challenge for their leadership in improving the patient experience through the effective use of digital health technologies.

Dr. Peter W. Vaughan to Chair Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors

February 17, 2017 (Montreal) – Dr. Peter W. Vaughan has been appointed Chair of Canada Health Infoway’s Board of Directors effective March 1, 2017, said Michael Green, Infoway’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Vaughan succeeds Graham W. S. Scott, C.M., Q.C., who has served as Infoway’s Board Chair since August 2010.

Digital Health Reduces Wait Times by Pulling Canadians Out of the Queue

Virtual visits, portals, mean more time for in-office visits

February 16, 2017 (Toronto) – Digital health solutions improve access and reduce wait times for Canadians by avoiding certain in-person visits, said Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Infoway Request for Proposal Yields Promising Submissions for PrescribeIT

December 15, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) closed the Request for Proposal (RFP) for PrescribeIT™, Canada’s new e-prescribing service, on December 12, 2016, concluding the eight-week response period.

Infoway Announces Enhanced Certification Services Program for Digital Health Solutions

November 18, 2016 (Toronto) – After more than a year of review and extensive stakeholder consultations, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced, today, enhancements to its Certification Services with the release of the 2017 Edition of privacy and security certification criteria (2017 Edition). These harmonized requirements will reduce testing redundancy and can be adopted from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Citizen Access to Personal Health Information Celebrated as Part of Digital Health Week in Saskatchewan

November 14, 2016 (Regina) – Digital health has empowered more than 1,100 Saskatchewan citizens to take greater control over their health by providing access to their personal health information securely online through the Citizen Health Information Portal, known as CHIP. eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) launched the CHIP pilot in February 2016 for a six-month trial period.

We Need to Talk About Digital Health

Canadians asked to join the conversation during digital health week, November 14-20

November 10, 2016 (Toronto) – During Digital Health Week (November 14 to 20, 2016), dozens of health care organizations from across Canada want Canadians to join the conversation about how digital health use is improving the patient experience.

Infoway Releases Request for Proposal to Health IT Industry for PrescribeIT™

October 18, 2016 (Toronto) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) invites leading health IT companies to respond to the newly launched Request for Proposal (RFP) for PrescribeIT™, Canada’s new e-prescribing service.

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