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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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: Online mental health support is impersonal and ineffective so Canadians aren’t interested in using it.

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    07 April 2020

    Myth: Online mental health support is impersonal and ineffective so Canadians aren’t interested in using it. Fact: In a 2019 study, 58% of Canadians said they were interested in using e-mental health tools. While mental health issues affect people of...

  • Myth: Canada isn’t making any progress with virtual care.

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    07 April 2020

    Myth: Canada isn’t making any progress with virtual care. Fact: In 2018 alone, there were 1 million telehealth video consultations between patients and clinicians in Canada, an increase of more than 500 per cent since 2010. Options for virtual care are...

  • Myth: Canadians aren’t comfortable with their health information being shared electronically between doctors and other health care professionals that care for them.

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    07 April 2020

    Myth: Canadians aren’t comfortable with their health information being shared electronically between doctors and other health care professionals that care for them. Fact: A 2017 study indicated 85% of Canadians agree that doctors and other health care...

  • Myth: Canadians don't have online access to their health information.

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    07 April 2020

    Myth: Canadians don't have online access to their health information. Fact: In 2019, most Canadians could access their personal health information electronically — a significant increase from 2015. Provincial and regional portals are now available for...

  • 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...

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