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Infoway Appoints Dr. Asim Masood its Inaugural Chief Medical Officer

Clinical perspective to inform planning, support outreach with clinical community

August 22, 2016 (Toronto) – A practising physician with a commitment to collaboration and improving patient care and provider satisfaction has been appointed as Canada Health Infoway’s (Infoway) first Chief Medical Officer, announced Michael Green, Infoway’s President and CEO.

Joint Project Evaluates Digital Mental Health Solution in Ontario

Big White Wall offers peer support to help reduce feelings of isolation

August 18, 2016 – The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is teaming up with the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), Lakeridge Health and Women’s College Hospital to test the benefit of an online support community for people feeling anxious or depressed, or having trouble coping with other mental health-related issues.

Infoway Seeks Feedback on Privacy and Security Certification Requirements

August 16, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is inviting the digital health community to provide feedback on national privacy and security requirements as part of the final phase of its harmonization project to enhance the value of certification services in Canada.

Federal and Provincial Governments Launch MyHealthNS to Improve Health Care in Nova Scotia

July 28, 2016 (Halifax) – Doctors and patients in Nova Scotia can now get routine test results and share information through MyHealthNS, a new secure online tool.

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.

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