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Infoway Wins Prestigious International Privacy Award

Recognized for Innovative Privacy Program

September 22, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Infoway-sponsored Health Information Privacy Group (HIPG) have received the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The award was presented on September 19, 2014 at the closing general session of the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress in San Jose, California.

Increased Use of Digital Health Innovation Recognized

Infoway Accelerate Challenge Teams Benefit Nearly 20,000 Canadians

September 16, 2014 (Ottawa) – Three Canadian digital health leaders emerged as the award recipients in the Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) Accelerate Challenge, launched to help accelerate use of digital health innovation.

Newfoundland and Labrador Establishing Provincial Telepathology Network

September 11, 2014 (St. John's) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (the Centre) 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 (Infoway), will give patients and pathologists across the province greater access to pathology services and support.

Infoway helps (more) Canadians to Click+Book appointments

e-Booking Initiative wave two launches October 15

September 10, 2014 (Toronto) – Nine in ten Canadians want to be able to e-book health care appointments and clinicians are listening! Licensed physicians and nurse practitioners who signed up for the Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) e-Booking Initiative between April 2, 2014 and June 30, 2014 care for nearly 700,000 Canadians. Based on the success of the original e-Booking Initiative, Infoway is launching wave two on October 15, 2014. 

Infoway Awards Teams for Developing Quality Plans to Help Accelerate Value of Digital Health

August 21, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce the recipients of the ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge Quality Plan Award. Independent judges selected teams from across the country based on their plans to analyze and improve the quality and use of digital solutions that connect health care providers with their patients and with each other. They scored each plan based on a set of criteria including quality assessment, track record, plan strength and feasibility.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Honoured with National Award for Leadership in Innovative Digital Health Solutions

August 8, 2014 (Toronto) – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been recognized as a national leader for its use of SunnyCare, an electronic medical record (EMR) system designed to provide authorized clinicians with quick and easy access to patient medical information on desktop computer workstations and mobile devices.

Infoway Congratulates the 2014 Canadian Health Informatics Award Winners

June 20, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) applauds the individuals, project teams and organizations honoured for their leadership, innovation and excellence at the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) Gala, which was held in conjunction with the e-Health 2014 Conference.

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.

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