Posted on November 19, 2015 by Tania Ensor
Canadians are no strangers to the virtual world, with a Canadian user visiting an average of 3,731 pages every month. It’s no surprise, then that Canadians also head online for health information, and, in fact, 72 per cent of family physicians refer patients to websites for information about their health care and lifestyle. But Canadians don’t just want general information — they also want access to their own health data as well, with more than 80 per cent saying they would like to take advantage of digital health solutions to view lab results and medication history electronically.
These are just some of the interesting stats from Canada Health Infoway’s recent Report on Digital Health: Canadians embracing digital health infographic. Download the report and share your thoughts — would you like to access your health information online?
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Tania works with Canada Health Infoway to help deliver the promise of digital health. She is an award-winning communications professional whose 20 years of experience spans the private, public and agency worlds and has included strategic counsel, B2B, media outreach and crisis and issues management for a number of clients across a broad spectrum of sectors.