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  • A Case Study in Health Innovation: Lessons Learned in Deploying Online Patient Self-Scheduling

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    Posted on April 05, 2017 by Marco Lo My partners and I started Magenta Health, a family medical clinic in Toronto, as an opportunity to innovate, particularly when it comes to the use of technology to improve patient access, convenience, and care.

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: Lessons Learned

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    Posted on October 20, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In this series of blog posts, we’ve been celebrating five years of running innovation challenges at Canada Health Infoway by passing on the knowledge we’ve gained from that experience. In doing so, we have...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: The Impact of Innovation Challenges

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    Posted on September 21, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In the first post in this blog series celebrating five years of ImagineNation Challenges, we described the results of the ImagineNation Challenges by the numbers . That post helped to illustrate scope and...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: What Motivates a Challenge Participant?

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    Posted on August 9, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In a previous installment of this blog series, we covered considerations for hosting your own innovation challenge. But to stage an effective challenge, you must understand what will motivate your target...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: Five Challenge Types to Drive Innovation

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    Posted on July 5, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In a previous post , we discussed the numerous reasons you may benefit from running an open innovation challenge. Now that you have your reasons, it’s time to choose the challenge type that will allow you to...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: Why Host a Challenge?

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    Posted on June 14, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford The optimal solution to a tough problem can be hard to find. That’s a main advantage of open innovation challenges — they bring a larger set of creative minds to bear, yielding more and better answers. This...

  • Five Years of Open Innovation at Infoway: By the Numbers

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    Posted on May 10, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford The ImagineNation Challenges series is celebrating a milestone — our 5th anniversary! This year marks five years of sparking innovation and fostering a community of innovators who are passionate...

  • 5 Years of ImagineNation: What We’ve Learned

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    Posted on March 31, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford Dr. Peter Diamandis, CEO of X PRIZE Foundation, doesn’t build rockets. But, he may be the reason any civilians have a chance of going to outer space. Dr. Diamandis created the Ansari X Prize, which challenged...

  • What Sparked Five Years of Innovation?

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    Posted on March 17, 2016 by Jennifer Zelmer “What makes you think that you’re so smart that you can guess the winners?”

  • Three Tips to Improve Your Entry in the Data Impact Challenge II

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    Posted on February 23, 2016 by Fraser Ratchford In health care, there are many policy issues and questions for which there doesn’t seem to be any easy way to find the answers. But what if the answers are hiding right under our noses?

  • Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records — Results of an Environmental Scan

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    Posted on October 11, 2016 by Cassie Frazer Have you ever wondered how the “electronic health system” will know who you are and whether or not you have the right to access your personal health information (PHI)? Depending on one’s age, the answers to...

  • Top 10 Reasons for Digital Health

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    Posted on October 27 by Shelagh Maloney We live in a digital age and like every other aspect of our lives, Canada’s health system becomes more digital every day. Digital health solutions can be used to book a medical appointment, request a prescription...

  • Is it Time for a Digital Injection?

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    Posted on March 16, 2016 by Sukirtha Tharmalingam Nearly one-third (30%) of parents aren’t fully confident they can provide complete, accurate records on their children’s immunizations, according to a survey commissioned by Canada Health Infoway...

  • What Canadians Think about Adolescents Accessing their Electronic Personal Health Information

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    Posted on November 7, 2016 by Cassie Frazer As a parent of adolescents, naturally I was curious about the topic at hand — providing adolescents with access to their electronic personal health information (PHI); and I wondered about the perceptions of...

  • Health Care in Canada: A Patient’s Perspective

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    Posted on June 6, 2017 by @healthadvoc_ca Follow @healthadvoc_ca Last fall, I attended the Infoway Partnership Conference to bring the patient voice to the conference floor.

  • State of Digital Health in Canada Tweet Chat

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    Posted on November 14, 2016 by Shelagh Maloney Date: Friday, November 18, 2016 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Where: Twitter at #ThinkDigitalHealth

  • Infoway’s Patient Engagement Framework Helps Us Connect with Patients and Consumers

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    Posted on May 31, 2016 by Shelagh Maloney Digital health technologies have the potential to transform the patient experience and improve patient outcomes — but to do so, they need to be designed with the patient in mind. This is why engaging with...

  • Has Anyone Asked the Patient?

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    Posted on August 15, 2017 by Kate Perkins There is a lot happening in the digital health space — almost too much to wrap our heads around. To ensure clinician uptake, it is essential that digital health solutions and tools can be seamlessly integrated...

  • Positive Patient Experience Leads to Better Health Outcomes and System Sustainability

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    Posted by Chad Leaver on March 21 Follow @chadnandrew Digital health and connected care services are evolving and gaining momentum in Canada. As they do, the link between patient experience and value-based outcomes is critical to both assess...

  • Who has Access to What? Adolescent Access to Personal Health Information

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    Posted on August 29, 2016 by Joan Roch A lot of organizations are interested in giving people more access to their health information. They are building portals and apps so people can have that access. But a question that always arises is: “Should...

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