Infoway’s goal is to help improve the health and health care of Canadians, so it makes sense to engage with those who receive care to shape our strategies and enhance our services. We do this by listening to the perspectives of patients, their caregivers and their family members, and work with them to identify and address their priorities. We know that digital health empowers patients to play an active role in their health, and we regularly engage with them to increase awareness of, and drive support for, digital health.
Citizens' Vision for Better Health
To better understand what Canadians want, Infoway held the Better Health Together Workshop in March 2017. Citizen-participants from across Canada came together to learn and share about digital health. Together, they created the Citizens' Vision for Better Health through Digital Solutions.
The vision is to improve the health of Canadians and promote true and meaningful collaboration between patients, families, and their clinicians through universally accessible, integrated digital technologies.
Infoway strives to ensure the patient voice is heard in every conversation about digital health. This includes at the Infoway Partnership Conference, which gathers thought leaders, influencers and digital health experts to discuss opportunities for transforming health care in Canada. Since 2017, the Partnership Conference has attained Patients Included accreditation, which recognizes that the event satisfied the criteria identified in the Patients Included charter. Please visit the Patients Included website for more information.
Infoway relies on its strong community of patients, caregivers, and family members to provide insight into the needs and desires of patients. Members of this community are also the first to be notified of opportunities to get involved, and receive updates about Infoway’s efforts and the progress it is making with digital health solutions. Joining the patient community is easy and requires no commitment. To join, visit the registration page.