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Upcoming webinars

Connected Health Information in Canada: A Benefits Evaluation Study

April 4, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

With investment from Infoway and its partners in electronic health records, clinicians are beginning to have better access to patient information across the health care system continuum. The Infoway pan-Canadian...

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Past webinars

Advancing patient safety with PrescribeIT™


Mario Voltolina, Executive Director, PrescribeIT™
Tania Ensor, Marketing Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, PrescribeIT™

To improve medication management, help support the fight against opioid misuse, and help strengthen...

Study Results: Diffusion of Smart Devices for Health in Canada Study

Presenter: Guy Pare, MSc, Ph.D, Chair, Digital Health, HEC Montreal

The Diffusion of Smart Devices for Health in Canada study sought to understand consumer use patterns for mobile apps and smart devices to monitor health and well-being. This is the...

Results from the 2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice

The latest national survey of nurses on their use of digital health technologies in practice was released in May 2017. Commissioned by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Nursing Informatics Association...

Peer Network Collaborative Learning Enhances Health Information Systems Quality

May 11, 2017

Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway) Clinical Peer Network is a peer-to-peer program that promotes the active engagement of health care providers involved in the implementation of digital health systems across Canada. The Registered Nurses...

Growth of the iEHR in Canada: User Adoption Landscape & Benefits

Thursday, October 13, 2016 

Interoperable electronic health record (iEHR) adoption has reached a critical mass of users with iEHRs available in all provinces and territories. Clinicians and other health care professionals in hospital and community...

Sierra Systems: Using innovative Infoway tools to Provide Proven Efficient Interoperability

September 28th, 2016 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Sierra Systems shares success and benefits from using Infoway Message Builder to build a standards-based interface for the Provider Registry System (PRS) used in multiple Jurisdictions. The Provider Registry System...

Pandora’s Box is Open: Mature Minors’ Access to their Health Information

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Every individual has a right to their personal health information. This includes mature minors, or adolescents – those under the age of majority. As the use of digital health technology expands across Canada, a focus on the...

Understanding Virtual Visits in British Columbia: Patient and Physician Perspectives Webinar (Part One)

Virtual care is advancing in modern health care systems, and across Canada. Infoway commissioned research to examine virtual visits, also known as e-visits, in British Columbia. This webinar delivers the results of a patient survey and in-depth...

Health Information Networks “How To”

Are you looking for advice about how to plan for or operate a health information network (HIN)? What is a HIN anyway? How is a HIN different from a health information exchange (HIE)?

In this webinar, Infoway’s Chief Technology Officer, Dennis Giokas,...

The Emerging Benefits of EMR Use in Ambulatory Care in Canada

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The latest Infoway pan-Canadian benefits evaluation study will be released in a webinar on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the study The Emerging Benefits of EMR Use in Ambulatory Care in...

Digital Health Blueprint: Enabling Coordinated & Collaborative Health Care

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Are you interested in, or responsible for, employing information systems to better serve residents of Canada, the clinicians who care for them, and the organizations that provide health services?

Have you been using the EHRS...

Clinical Analytics in Primary Care: Using and Re-using Data for Informed Decision Making

Thursday, March 17, 2016

More and more clinicians in Canada are making the switch from paper records to electronic medical records (EMRs). In doing so, they are generating an ever increasing volume of patient data. How can they get direct value from...

Building a Foundation for Good Analysis

Monday, February 1, 2016

In this webinar, as part of the Data Impact Challenge II, Jennifer Frood from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will present a step-by-step guide to building a strong analysis, including some of her most...

Success Factors for Digital Health Innovation in Canada

Wednesday, January 27

Why is it so difficult to introduce digital health innovations into Canada’s health care system? What are the enablers for success and what are the potential barriers that may prevent success?

In this webinar, Infoway’s Chief...

Patient’s Direct Access to their Lab Results – Patient expectations, experience, value and Physician perspectives

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In Canada, patient access to their own health information online is gaining momentum. This webinar will provide an overview of leading Canadian examples, such as direct patient access to their laboratory results, and highlight...

Data Impact Challenge Webinar Series: Emerging Evidence from the Data Impact Challenge

In just eight weeks, The Data Impact Challenge demonstrated the feasibility of a new model for answering health care practice and policy questions quickly and with confidence through multi-source evidence. In the Data Impact Challenge Webinar Series, we...

Data Impact Challenge Webinar Series: Question 6f and 6i– Rate of screening blood tests and rate of annual physical exams for adults

December 9, 2015

In just eight weeks, The Data Impact Challenge demonstrated the feasibility of a new model for answering health care practice and policy questions quickly and with confidence through multi-source evidence. In the Data Impact Challenge...

Patients, providers and the future of health care

Thursday November 19th

Canadians, without question, want to be more active members of their own health care team:  80% want access to their health records and other digital health solutions, such as e-booking and e-visits and 96% think it's important the...

Data Impact Challenge Webinar Series: Question 2 – Rate of repeated diagnostic imaging tests

November 18, 2015

In just eight weeks, The Data Impact Challenge demonstrated the feasibility of a new model for answering health care practice and policy questions quickly and with confidence through multi-source evidence. In the Data Impact Challenge...

Data Standardization

November 17, 2015
12:30 p.m. ET

Learn about approaches to sharing standard health information in various health care settings from across the country. The session will provide insights from pilot projects and Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)...

Using Digital Health Towards Better Health

November 16, 2015
12:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will highlight work that Canada Health Infoway is supporting across the country to improve patient care in the priority areas of Medication Safety at Transitions of Care, e-Prescribing, Immunization and...

Data Impact Challenge Webinar Series: Question 6c and 6d – Inappropriate prescribing in older adults

October 28, 2015

In just eight weeks, The Data Impact Challenge demonstrated the feasibility of a new model for answering health care practice and policy questions quickly and with confidence through multi-source evidence. In the Data Impact Challenge...

Data Impact Challenge Webinar Series: Question 1 – Rate of repeated laboratory tests

October 20, 2015

In just eight weeks, The Data Impact Challenge demonstrated the feasibility of a new model for answering health care practice and policy questions quickly and with confidence through multi-source evidence. In the Data Impact Challenge...

Data Impact Challenge – Outcomes and Awards Announcement

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Data Impact Challenge demonstrated that in only eight weeks teams were able to prepare quality responses to important health care questions. In partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada, Canadian Institute for Health...

2015 National Change Management Survey Key Findings

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Canada Health Infoway conducted the 2015 National Change Management Survey to gain insights into the use of Change Management best practices, resources, enablers and barriers to change as well as the awareness and usefulness of...

Data Impact Challenge – Insights & Updates

Friday, June 19

The latest ImagineNation Challenge – the Data Impact Challenge – is well underway with researchers and data analysts from across the country answering the challenge questions and vying for up to $80,000 in awards.

With only one month...

ImagineNation Data Impact Challenge – What’s Hiding in Your Data? Add Your Piece to the Health Care Puzzle

May 12, 2015

Canada Health Infoway is launching a new ImagineNation Challenge to spur health care innovation.  Join this webinar to learn more about the latest addition to the ImagineNation Challenge family: The Data Impact Challenge.

Launching on May...

The Only Constant is Change – Family practice leaders share how leading change is just business as usual in their practices

April 20, 2015

This webinar will provide insights into the journey underway at Assiniboine Clinic, based in Winnipeg, to implement a preventative focus to Chronic Disease Management over the past 7 years by leveraging stakeholder engagement and...

Explore Links between Physician EMR Use and Care Quality and Productivity

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The National Physician Survey (NPS) released in December 2014 revealed significant growth in family physician adoption and use of electronic medical records (EMRs), increasing 54 percentage points to 77 per cent between 2006 and...

Change Management Lessons Learned – Optimization of EMR Use Across Alberta for a Provincial Improvement Initiative

February 23, 2015

The Alberta Medical Association's Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) has been building improvement capacity in primary care through the Alberta Screening and Prevention initiative (ASaP). To improve their screening care, clinics across...

Federated Identity Management in Health Care

February 5, 2015

What's holding back some clinicians and consumers from adopting digital health solutions? Is it frustration over repetitive logons and having to use numerous digital identities? Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) believes that clinicians and...

Harnessing the Power of the EMR to Improve Workflow

January 29, 2015

Central Hastings Family Health Team (CHFHT), recognized in 2014 by Canada Health Infoway in partnership with Accreditation Canada as a LEADing Practice organization and by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario with a Bright...

e-Booking, it can work for your practice too!

December 11, 2014


  • Why nearly 90% of Canadians would like to be able to e-book appointments with their health care provider, if it was available;
  • How e-booking can improve both clinician and patient satisfaction, save time and decrease no-show
  • ...

Change Management Framework in Action Part II – Change success means incorporating workflow, training and evaluation

December 4, 2014

Part II focused on workflow analysis and integration, training and education, monitoring and evaluation. Our presenters shared how these key change management elements have been practically applied, tools used, and lessons learned from...

Have and Have Not: Exploring the Gap Between Patient Online Services Canadians Want and What they Have

November 14, 2014

The use of consumer health solutions is growing every day but how ready are we for change? In this webinar, we discussed the progress of consumer health solutions, enablers and barriers to change, and what Canada Health Infoway is...

The National Change Management Framework in Action Part I – Governance and Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

November 6, 2014

Part I focused on governance and leadership, stakeholder engagement and communications. Hear how the cGTA EHR project leveraged an effective Governance and leadership strategy as the foundation for a large change initiative. Also hear...

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's EHR Journey Part II: The Influence and Value of Monitoring and Evaluation

October 2, 2014

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) provides a great example of the importance of monitoring and evaluation in a multi-phase implementation. During the EHR implementation at CHEO, the team has applied effective monitoring and...

Accelerating Nursing Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usage

September 24, 2014

In a recent national nurses' survey commissioned by Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Nurses Association, 83% of nurses indicate they are comfortable using digital health tools in practice. In the same survey, much fewer nurses...

Preparing the Next Generation of Pharmacists for the Digital Age

July 29, 2014

Marie Rocchi, (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto) representing the Association of the Faculties of Pharmacy in Canada (AFPC) as Faculty Lead presented the innovative "Informatics for Pharmacy Students e-Resource"...

COACH Guidelines to Mitigate Safety Risks in eHealth

June 25, 2014

Elizabeth Keller, Chair of the COACH eSafety Council presented the ‘tried and tested’ set of eSafety Guidelines, designed to ensure patient safety throughout the entire lifecycle of eHealth products and initiatives.  Hear how COACH is...

Mobile Health Computing Between Clinicians and Patients

June 19, 2014

In this webinar, members of Canada Health Infoway’s Emerging Technology Group talked about the clinical uses of these technologies, as well as the economic value and the privacy, security and operational considerations. You will also hear Infoway’s views...

A Pan-Canadian Study on Remote Patient Monitoring

June 10, 2014

Canada Health Infoway commissioned Ernst & Young to conduct Connecting Patients with Providers: A Pan-Canadian Study on Remote Patient Monitoring to apply evidence and lessons learned in Canada and abroad to help inform future Remote...

Learn about the e-Connect Impact Challenge and how to write a successful Quality Plan

May 27, 2014

This webinar was presented by Infoway's ImagineNation Challenge team and guest speaker Julie Latreille, Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Plan Specialist at Health Quality Ontario.

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's EHR Journey: An approach to Workflow Analysis & Integration

March 6, 2014

This webinar was delivered by Janet Sharpe and Anne-Marie Parent from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario on their successful approach to workflow analysis and integration that has evolved during their ongoing ambulatory clinical...

Mobile Computing in Clinical Settings

January 30, 2014

This webinar was delivered by Dennis Giokas, Chief Technology Officer, Mark Nenadovic and Stanley Ratajczak, Group Directors, Emerging Technology Group on the economic value of mHealth, opportunities for its effective application in...

e-Connect Impact Challenge

January 21, 2014

During this Webinar participants were introduced to the new ImagineNation Challenge – the e-Connect Impact Challenge. Participants learned everything they were curious to know about the Challenge including eligibility, the $1 million in...

Utilization and Impacts of Telepathology on Health Care within the RUIS Laval network in Quebec

October 16, 2013

This webinar was delivered by Guy Paré (Lead Researcher and Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Information Technology in Health Care) and Marie-Claude Trudel (Researcher, Information Technology Department, HEC Montreal). The aim of this...

Perspectives on e-health Change from Top Canadian Hospital Leaders

September 26, 2013

This Pan-Canadian Change Management Network webinar was delivered by Dr. Jeremy Theal, Chief Medical Information Officer & Staff Gastroenterologist and Sandy Saggar, Director of Information Technology and Clinical Informatics at North York...

Big Data Analytics in Health

June 6, 2013

This webinar was delivered by Dennis Giokas and Alex Mair of Infoway's Emerging Technology Group. They focused on what Big Data Analytics (BDA) means to health care, the opportunities that exist and the value it could generate in health...

The Emerging Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Use in Community-Based Care

April 23, 2013

A recent pan-Canadian benefits evaluation study determined the current and emerging benefits of implementing electronic medical records in community-based practices. The accompanying webinar provided an in-depth presentation on the study...

Emerging Health Information Standards

April 3, 2013

This webinar was delivered on April 3, 2013 by Dennis Giokas and Ron Parker of Infoway's Emerging Technology Group. The webinar focused on two emerging interoperability and standards initiatives – Fast Health Interoperability Resources and...

Cloud Computing in Health - Privacy and Security Considerations

March 7, 2013

This webinar was delivered by Dennis Giokas and Stanley Ratajczak of Infoway's Emerging Technology Group. The focus was on how cloud computing can be used to provide a secure and privacy protective computing environment.

Cloud Computing in Health

February 13, 2013

There was overwhelming interest in this recent webinar delivered by Dennis Giokas and Ron Parker of Infoway's Emerging Technology Group. The focus was the significant opportunity that exists to use cloud computing to deliver digital...

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