Growth of the iEHR in Canada: User Adoption Landscape & Benefits
Posted on November 1, 2016 by Bobby Gheorghiu and Sukirtha Tharmalingam For ten years, Infoway has been exploring with different ways of measuring progress that accurately and coherently convey the progress in digital health across the country. Earlier...
The Value of Connected Health Information: Perceptions of Electronic Health Record Users in Canada
10 August 2016
This BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journal article summarizes the results of six provincial and territorial surveys, conducted between 2006 and 2014, about interoperable electronic health records (iEHRs): system, information and service...
Trillium Health Centre: Benefits Evaluation of the Implementation of Patient Order Sets in Long-Term Care
03 May 2016
This benefits evaluation report discusses the implementation of patient order sets at long-term care sites in the Mississauga Halton LHIN between November 2012 and March 2014. The report evaluates the impact of order sets on improved care delivery,...
Community Access to Medical Imaging Benefits Evaluation
21 April 2016
The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) and Infoway entered into the joint Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) project: Community Access to Medical Imaging (CAMI). The CAMI project supported needs of community physician offices and VIHA...
Evaluation of Developing and Implementing Canadian Synoptic Reporting and Outcome Standards for Colonoscopy, Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Colposcopy
21 April 2016
The project developed, implemented and evaluated national data models for reporting colonoscopy, upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy and colposcopy procedures that incorporate standard terminologies and classification. The benefits evaluation report...
Change management supports people as technology is implemented and includes a wide range of activities including workflow adaptation, behavioural and cultural transformation. Successful implementation of digital health solutions occurs when a technology...
The HEALTHe NL Viewer is a portal that provides authorized health care professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador with a single point of access to view patient information available in the provincial electronic health record. This evaluation highlights...
Canadian Dental Association Post Implementation Benefits Evaluation Report
26 January 2015
The Canadian Dental Association's Post Implementation Benefits Evaluation Report assessed the impact of eReferral solutions on dental referrals and consultations, in terms of quality, productivity, access and cost. Focusing on system, information and...
Adoption, Use and Effects of an e-appointment System: Results of a Quebec Showcase Project
19 June 2014
Canada Health Infoway ( Infoway ) invested in a demonstration project on e-booking that was evaluated by a research team from HEC Montreal and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. The report found that e-booking had a significant impact on both...
Does starting an electronic medical record (EMR) affect family physicians’ billings?
05 November 2013
This study, partially funded by Infoway, examined physicians' monthly billings and payments for office visits and total annual payments received from all government sources before and after implementation of electronic medical records (EMRs). EMR...
No appointment necessary: use of technology helps patients save time
07 November 2012
This editorial by Pedro Antunes from the Conference Board of Canada explores the time savings and benefits to the economy that could be realized through the use of electronic consumer health solutions.
In the study Valuing Time Saved: Assessing the Impact of Patient Time Saved from the Adoption of Consumer Health , The Conference Board of Canada assesses the number of hours that patients would save if consumer health solutions were adopted in the...
This study, carried out on behalf of Canada Health Infoway, examined the possible benefits of integrated electronic reporting of laboratory test results in physician practices that had already adopted an Electronic Medical Record system (EMRs).