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A First Nations Solution for First Nations Health Care in British Columbia

July 19, 2016 (Duncan, BC) — Cowichan Tribes and Mustimuhw Information Solutions today announced a partnership with McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth to improve health care for members of the Cowichan Tribes First Nation. The 18-month pilot project will help improve the health of 400 patients from the Cowichan Tribes by providing them with secure, personalized access to their own electronic health records and the ability to directly message their health care providers online.

Infoway Releases a PrescribeIT Request for Expression of Interest to Health IT industry

July 15, 2016 (Toronto) - A Request for Expression Of Interest (REOI) was issued by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today, inviting private sector organizations and the health care industry to demonstrate their interest in assisting in the creation and/or the operation of PrescribeIT, Canada’s new e-prescribing service.

Provincial Telepathology Network Established in Newfoundland and Labrador

July 8, 2016 (Gander, NL) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) has partnered with GE Healthcare to install a province-wide Telepathology Network. The $2.5 million Telepathology Network, jointly funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada Health Infoway, will give patients and pathologists across the province greater access to pathology services and support.

New e-Prescribing Service to Help Increase Patient Safety

Part of Federal Government’s four pillars approach to drug policy

June 22, 2016 (Toronto) – At the recent Charting the Future of Drug Policy in Canada conference, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, talked about the important role that Infoway’s pan-Canadian e-prescribing service, known as PrescribeIT, can play in delivering the Government of Canada’s four pillars approach to drug policy.

Health Quality Innovation Collaborative’s Patient Health Portal Solution Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

June 7, 2016 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Health Quality Innovation Collaborative (HQIC), announced today that miDASH patient health portal has achieved Infoway’s Consumer Health Application certification.

Ambulatory EMR Use Delivers Health System and Patient Benefits

$200 million in estimated annual value realized in 2015

April 27, 2016 (Toronto) – Electronic medical record (EMR) use in ambulatory care, along with complementary technologies, is yielding health system and patient benefits such as improved patient safety, continuity of care and clinic efficiency, according to a new study released today.

Data Impact Challenge II Participants Dig Deep into Data Sets to Answer Pressing Health Care Questions

April 26, 2016 (Toronto) – Six teams of clinicians, academics, researchers, epidemiologists and data analysts who relied on existing Canadian data sets to find answers to pressing health care questions will receive their share of awards available as the Data Impact Challenge II draws to a close.

Canadians to Benefit from Telehomecare, Improved Medication Management

Government of Canada allocates $50 million to digital health over two years

March 22, 2016 (Toronto) – Federal funding for digital health will benefit Canadians for generations to come and improve health system efficiency, said Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

University of Toronto Students Recognized with Interprofessional eHealth Award

March 11, 2016 (Toronto) – An innovative Interprofessional Seniors Outreach Program developed by a team of medical and pharmacy students from the University of Toronto is improving care for seniors. The initiative was recently recognized with Canada Health Infoway’s inaugural 2016 Student Interprofessional eHealth Award.

Health Care Organizations Recognized for their Clinical Leadership

2016 National LEADing Practice award recipients recognized for improving the patient and clinician experience through their use of digital health

March 9, 2016 (Toronto) – Five Canadian health care organizations have been recognized for their leadership in improving the patient experience through the effective use of digital health solutions in their clinical practices.

Sunnybrook’s MyChart™ Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

February 25, 2016 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced today that MyChart™ version 2.0, Sunnybrook’s online personal health record (PHR) service and program, has achieved Infoway’s Consumer Health Application certification.

New Pilot Program Allows Saskatchewan Residents to View their Personal Health Care Information Online

February 16, 2016 (Regina) – Saskatchewan residents can now go online to see their personal health information.

eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) is piloting a new program that allows residents from across the province to view their personal health information online through a secure website.

Clinical Peer Leader Networks Support Advanced Clinical Use and Patient-Centred Digital Health Solutions

January 20, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce the next wave of Clinical Peer Leader Networks (Networks) in Canada, developed to help health care professionals implement digital health solutions in their respective communities.

RNAO and Infoway to Release Guideline to Advance Professional Practice in a Digital Age

January 18, 2016 (Toronto) – A partnership between two leading health organizations will produce a groundbreaking evidence-based guideline on health care in the digital age.

Electronic Medical Records Use Tripled in Nine Years

Canadian primary care EMR adoption and use continues to grow

December 8, 2015 (Toronto) – More and more Canadian physicians are embracing digital health according to the recently released Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Health Policy Survey of Primary Care Doctors. In fact, nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian primary care physicians report using an electronic medical record (EMR), improving from 23 per cent in the 2006 survey results.

Digital Health Week 2015 Launches in Canada

Canadians asked to #ThinkDigitalHealth

November 16, 2015 (Toronto) – Leading health organizations want Canadians to mark Digital Health Week 2015 (November 16 to 22) by imagining how their lives will change when they can go online to access their lab results, book medical appointments or have an e-visit with their doctor.

Group Health Centre Gives Patients a New Way to Access Care

New Patient Portal – myCARE – launched today

October 6, 2015 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – How would you like to access your health care team from home, camp, or even on vacation? The Group Health Centre (GHC) is thrilled to announce the formal launch of myCARE – a secure online patient portal. myCARE has the capacity to allow you to send messages to your healthcare team, request prescription renewals, manage appointments, review select lab test results, and more – all at your own convenience from your computer or mobile device.

Open Innovation Challenge Delivers New Data on Appropriateness of Care

New model tested to support evidence-informed decision making

September 16, 2015 (Toronto) – Teams from across Canada raced to answer pressing questions about the healthcare system for an opportunity to take part in up to $80,000 in awards. During the two-month ImagineNation Data Impact Challenge, authorized users of existing Canadian health care data sets prepared submissions that could help reimagine the future of evidence-informed decision making. 

Knowing is Better Than not Knowing – When it Comes to Lab Test Results

Study demonstrates the benefits for patients and clinicians

September 9, 2015 (Toronto) – Many Canadians would like to be able to access their lab test results online and a new study suggests there are many other benefits to this service. A recent Social Research and Demonstration Corporation study, commissioned by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), revealed that direct patient access to their lab results enhances the patient experience and reduces calls to doctors’ offices.

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