Health informatics and IT professionals are collaborating with provincial and territorial governments to develop a network of secure, scalable electronic health record (EHR) systems. These systems will enable patients and authorized Canadian health care providers to access secure, essential health records when and where they’re needed.
Here are a few areas of the website that you may find helpful.
Infoway’s Interoperability Solutions allow developers to implement interfaces to the electronic health record (EHR) faster and more efficiently. The solutions include improved documentation for developers and an open source plug-in for receiving and sending standards-based interoperability messages.
Infoway’s Certification Services provide a national process to reduce cost and risk to vendors and purchasers of health IT solutions in Canada. The Infoway Certifications Services mark on health information solutions signifies their conformance with pan-Canadian privacy, security, and interoperability standards. The process is designed to ensure standards-based solutions are uniformly available across the country.
Browse through the Technical Documents section of our resources catalogue for documents like the EHR Blueprint, a validated business and technical architecture that guides the development of EHR solutions in Canada. In fact, Infoway has been internationally recognized for its work on this unique framework.
The Infoway Standards Collaborative is a key resource for health information standards in Canada, fulfilling the following key functions.
- Establishment of pan-Canadian standards that build the foundation for interoperability
- Provision of services to support and maintain these standards
- Formal liaison role to international Standards Development Organizations
Members of the Standards Collaborative have access to products and services to help guide standards implementation and standards.
Learn more about Infoway’s privacy mandate, and access resources and materials resulting from the work done with the provinces and territories in this area.
The Consumer Health Solutions investment program was established to help Canadians better manage their own health, and the health of their loved ones by providing electronic access to health information and health care services such as appointment booking or requesting medication refills online. The Program also helps to trial and facilitates the spread of new care delivery models enabled through the incorporation of consumer-focused, digital health technologies. Learn more about some of the projects and initiatives launched by the Program including; Remote Patient Monitoring, Demonstration Projects (initiatives that demonstrate the value and encourage the growth of innovative solutions for patients/consumers), the e-Booking Initiative and ImagineNation Challenges - the e-Connect Impact Challenge and the Public Health Social Media Challenge.
See who we work with in the health care and technology communities to ensure the perspectives and needs of Canadians and their health care providers are factored into health information solutions.
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White Paper: Cloud Computing in Health
An analysis of cloud computing and the opportunities to adopt it in health care (full paper or executive summary)