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  • PEOPLE-Centred (DIGITAL) Health

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    Posted on April 11, 2017 by Cassie Frazer Follow @cassie482 Who are we in the health system? Are we patients? Consumers? Citizens, clients, Canadians? No matter what you call us – we are people. Unique individuals with unique interests and health care...

  • Simplicity, Ubiquity and Affordability Key to Consumer Health Innovation

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    Posted on September 13, 2016 by Bobby Gheorghiu Earlier this summer, at e-Health 2016, I had the pleasure of moderating a very interesting and distinguished panel of clinical researchers from British Columbia who described each of their initiatives...

  • Myth: Patients Don’t Want to See Their Health Information and Won’t Find the Information Useful

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    15 May 2017

    Myth: Patients don’t want to see their health information and won’t find the information useful. Fact: Currently, 79 per cent of Canadians say they can access or would like access to their health information online. Furthermore, Canadians who do have...

  • Myth: Digital Health is Just for Health Care Providers

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    01 May 2017

    Myth: Digital health is just for health care providers. Fact: 50% of Canadians now report they can access at least one health service online, such as viewing their health information, making an appointment with a physician and consulting with a health...

  • Myth: Digital Health is Only for the Young and Tech Savvy

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    24 April 2017

    Myth: Digital health is only for the young and tech savvy. Fact: Canadians are very connected, including seniors. 90% of Canadian households have Internet access and 74% of Canadians over 55 years old own a smartphone or tablet. Digital health also...

  • Progress in Canada

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    Canada has made tremendous progress over the past 10-plus years in increasing the availability and use of digital health solutions. Infoway, the provinces and territories, and our other partners have worked together to deploy core systems such as...

  • Canadian Physicians Can Improve Patient Care With Advanced EMR Use

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    Opportunity for primary care physicians to fully embrace EMR functionalities January 28, 2016 (Toronto) – Electronic medical records (EMRs) among Canadian primary care physicians continues to grow, but the use of advanced functions that support improved...

  • Projects List

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    Infoway co-invests with jurisdictions and other organizations to support projects across the country. Many of these projects, especially those supported by early federal investment in Infoway, are complete or nearing completion. Projects List (2007,...

  • Digital Health Myths

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    Digital health is transforming the way Canadians access health care as more and more are able to view their personal health history online, connect with their care provider through a virtual setting, and e-book medical appointments. It has also changed...

  • Myth: There Has Been Little to No Progress in Digital Health in Canada

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    08 May 2017

    Myth: There has been little to no progress in digital health in Canada. Fact: 86% of family physicians in Canada were using an electronic medical record (EMR) in 2017, up from 39% in 2009. An estimated 330,000 health care professionals are users of...

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