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Canada Health Infoway Announces Michael Green as New President and CEO

June 17, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The Board of Directors of Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce that Michael Green has been selected as their new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2014.

B Sharp Technologies' B Care Ambulatory EMR Platform Version 5 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

May 30, 2014 (Toronto) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and B Sharp Technologies Inc. announced today that B Care Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR) version 5 has achieved Infoway's J-class, Laboratories certification. This accomplishment ensures their solution conforms to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.

Offering Exceptional Cancer Care Close to Home

May 26, 2014 (Thunder Bay, ON) – When Radiation Oncologist Dr. Margaret Anthes travelled to her family cottage in Parry Sound last summer, she did what most people do on vacation: swimming, sailing and visiting with family and friends. But she was also able to see patients in Thunder Bay and the region, arrange diagnostic imaging and organize and plan their radiation treatments, thanks to a new electronic medical record system for cancer patients at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).

Canadian Nurses Poised for Digital Health Leadership

First-ever quantitative survey of Canadian nurses explores access, usage and impact on practice

May 15, 2014 (Toronto) – An inaugural survey* undertaken jointly by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) reveals that 83 per cent of Canadian nurses are comfortable using digital health tools in practice and approximately three-quarters feel digital health tools could improve continuity of care (78 per cent) and patient safety (72 per cent).

Ryerson Nursing Student Recognized for Digital Health Leadership

May 2, 2014 (Toronto) – Ryerson University nursing student Patricia Yu Howatt began her placement at a community-based hospice that was spearheading the development of a pediatric hospice in 2012. In the eight months she spent there, she supported the creation and collection of resources and content for unique digital resources for staff, pediatric patients and their families, including an improved website with links to palliative care services, bereavement support programs as well as online referral forms to streamline the admission process.

Health Sciences North Wins National Award for Health Technology and Expands Its Use of Electronic Health Records

May 1, 2014 (Sudbury, ON) – Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) has been recognized as a national leader for its use of electronic health records.

Medical School Faculty and Students Recognized for Commitment to Improving Clinical Practice Through Digital Health Solutions

April 29, 2014 (Ottawa) – The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) are pleased to announce the results of two competitions aimed at improving clinical practice and patient care by supporting medical school faculty, students and residents in their learning and clinical use of digital tools.

Point-Click-Book: Infoway helps clinics introduce e-booking

New initiative supports eligible physicians and nurses to improve patient experience

March 19, 2014 (Toronto) – Patients of eligible clinics who participate in Canada Health Infoway’s (Infoway) new e-Booking Initiative will soon be able to book appointments online or with a mobile device. Nine in ten Canadian adults surveyed say that they would likely use this type of service if available; and research summarized in a recent Infoway white paper shows that e-booking offers many potential benefits including improved productivity, fewer appointment no-shows, and enhanced patient and staff satisfaction.

Seven Health Care Organizations LEADing the Way

LEADing Practices advance the awareness and adoption of digital health in Canada

March 11, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), in partnership with Accreditation Canada, announces seven LEADing Practice award recipients for their leadership in the advanced use of technology in clinical practice. The award is part of Infoway's pan-Canadian Knowing is Better clinician education campaign developed to generate awareness of the benefits of digital health in Canada.

Social media challenge invites Public Health to go viral

Public Health can leverage social media for more than $70,000 in awards

February 26, 2014 (Toronto) – Go viral to promote health! That is what public health organizations are being encouraged to do in the Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) ImagineNation Public Health Social Media Challenge, which launched today. The teams with the most infectious social media campaigns will share in more than $70,000 in awards and incentives.

Canada Health Infoway Recognized for Commitment to Accountability

February 25, 2014 (Ottawa) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today received a Canadian Government  Executive Leadership Award in recognition of its continued commitment to accountability for investments and excellence in project management.

Nipissing University Educator Recognized for Leadership in Digital Health

Associate Professor receives Nursing Faculty E-Health Award

January 22, 2014 (North Bay, ON) – The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) awarded Dr. Aroha Page, associate professor, Nipissing University, with the 2013 Nursing Faculty E-Health Award at an award ceremony today. Member of Parliament (MP) Jay Aspin was on-hand to present the award, which celebrates leadership in e-health nursing education.

Electronic Health Record Enhances Safety, Quality and Access for Families

Province Launches New Component of Electronic Health Record

January 17, 2014 (Grand Falls-Windsor, NL) – The development of the provincial electronic health record, HEALTHe NL, continues to progress with the addition of the HEALTHe NL Viewer. The Viewer is a portal that provides authorized health care professionals with a single point of access to view patient information at the place of care. This latest milestone was announced today at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor.

CHEO Has Glimpsed the Future; and It is Paperless

Federal Minister of Health Ambrose Marks Significant Milestone in Healthcare Innovation

November 20, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) today announced its innovation roadmap and the successful “go live” of the first phase of a fully integrated electronic health record – a massive undertaking necessitating, for example, the conversion of two million laboratory records and touching the practice of hundreds of clinicians. Minister of Health Rona Ambrose was on hand to review the project and celebrate this significant milestone.

Canada Health Infoway Becomes First Canadian Recipient of Prestigious, Global Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year Award

Also becomes first government-funded recipient in the world

November 12, 2013 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today was recognized for its efforts to ensure accountability for taxpayer dollars, becoming the first Canadian company and first government-funded organization in the world to win the prestigious, international Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year award, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

$1 Million in Awards and Incentives for Clinicians Using Digital Health to Connect With Patients and Peers

ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge Launched Today

November 4, 2013 (Toronto) – Clinicians who use digital health to connect with their peers and patients are invited to develop plans, demonstrate progress and share experiences for a chance to receive awards and incentives as part of a new ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge, launched today by Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Sunrise Ambulatory Care™ Module Versions 5.5, 6.0 and 6.1 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

November 1, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Allscripts announced today that Sunrise Ambulatory Care™ Module versions 5.5, 6.0 and 6.1 have achieved Infoway's J-class, Laboratories and Clinical Documents Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR) certification, ensuring it conforms to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.

Infoway and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) launch review of certification of digital health solutions

October 31, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), today launched a review of certification of the Canadian digital health solution landscape to ensure it continues to address emerging industry needs, trends and best practices.

New Survey Reveals Canadians Want Access to Digital Health Tools

October 23, 2013 (Toronto) – Ninety-six per cent of Canadians think it's important that the health care system make use of digital health tools and capabilities, and 89 per cent feel it is important that they personally have full advantage of digital health tools and capabilities, according to a new survey by Harris/Decima, released by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

From Burnaby to Halifax, Canadians share stories about health IT’s impact

ImagineNation Impact Challenge illustrates how digital health advances are benefitting Canadians

September 17, 2013 (Toronto) – When Allison McArthur's six-year-old daughter Ashlynn was diagnosed with autism in 2007, she didn't realize the role digital health would play in offering respite and hope as they embarked on a new path filled with daily challenges.

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