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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.

Digital Solutions Connect Clinicians with Colleagues and Patients 71 Million Times

e-Connect Impact Challenge awards announced

July 22, 2015 (Toronto) – Connecting Canadians and health care providers to each other digitally was the name of the game for the ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge. During the 15-month challenge period, teams generated over 71 million digital health uses, and the top teams are being recognized with more than $500,000 in awards.

NexJ Health’s Population Health Management Solution Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

July 10, 2015 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and NexJ Health, a division of NexJ Systems Inc., announced today that NexJ Connected Wellness has achieved Infoway’s Consumer Health Application certification.

Online portal empowers families with children’s health information

Includes direct messaging and appointment management

June 24, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has launched a secure website that helps clients and families take an active role in managing their care by improving the way health-care information is exchanged between clinicians and clients.

University of Waterloo Team Wins Infoway Innovation Award at e-Health 2015

Winning idea aims to increase access to cardiac rehab

June 4, 2015 (Toronto, ON) - A team of innovators from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo has won the Infoway Innovation Award as part of the Hacking Health challenge held during e-Health 2015.

Community Paramedicine Continues to Grow in Grey County

April 7, 2015 (Owen Sound, ON) – Remote patient care, (RPC), also referred to as remote patient monitoring, is coming to the homes of more Grey County residents living with Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), announced Mike Muir, Director of Paramedic Services, Grey County.

Untapped Potential: Advanced EMR Use Offers Benefits to Family Physicians and Their Patients

Significant productivity and quality of care gains with advanced EMR use

April 2, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – More! More time to gain experience and use of more functionalities — those are key factors helping family physicians reap productivity and quality of care benefits from electronic medical records (EMRs). According to data analysis released by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), many family physicians see practice productivity and quality of care gains soon after EMR implementation, but physicians who have used an EMR longer and who use multiple functionalities are more likely to report benefits.

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