Providing Canadians with timely access to quality care is an important goal of Canada's health care transformation. To address this, Canada Health Infoway’s Patient Access to Quality Care (PAQC) investment program supports innovative jurisdictional projects that will leverage existing electronic health information technologies in order to improve access to quality care and reduced wait times.
PAQC projects which have been selected can demonstrate the potential to accelerate transformation initiatives that reduce wait times. Technology deployments include consumer health solutions such as chronic disease management tools, patient portals and scheduling.
How will Canadians benefit?
- In some instances, Canadians will be able to log in to self care portals and use online tools to securely access and update their personal health information.
- Tools such as chronic disease management solutions will increase patient participation in their care resulting in the improved management of their conditions and reduced use of health care resources.
- PAQC projects are aligned to jurisdictional and national health care priorities and support the national wait time agenda.
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