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Remote Patient Monitoring Could Improve The Quality of Life for Patients

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Bobby Gheorghiu

Although Canada’s health care system faces many challenges ahead, there is also tremendous innovation happening that is transforming the way health care is delivered. Through the use of technology, for example, health care can be brought closer to the patient — it can be accessed at the touch of a tablet or specialized device, such as a blood pressure cuff or wireless scale, through which health care providers monitor changes in a patient’s condition and coach them on how to manage their health — and before it deteriorates, requiring a trip to the emergency room.

Tips for Developing a Successful Quality Plan

Posted on June 23, 2014 by Julie Latreille

I had the pleasure of being the guest speaking at a recent webinar hosted by the Consumer Health and Innovation team at Canada Health Infoway. The webinar focused on how teams, who are part of the e-Connect Impact Challenge, can develop a successful quality plan.

Public Health Social Media Challenge Expert Forum Shares Social Media Tips

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford

The ImagineNation Public Health Social Media Challenge seeks to inspire public health organizations in Canada to use social media initiatives in creative and innovative ways to improve public health. We’ve had a number of public health teams sign up already and recently held an Expert Forum where some of the teams presented their social media initiatives to a panel of experts for feedback and advice.

Harnessing the Power of Social Media

Posted on April 4, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford

Canada is a very connected nation. In fact, Canadians are the heaviest Internet users in the world, spending an average of 45.6 hours per month online, according to a report from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). They also use social media, and, according to Statistics Canada, just over two-thirds (67%) of those Canadians who used the Internet visited social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter in 2012.

Infoway Challenges Public Health Organizations to Go Viral

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Fraser Ratchford

This year Canada Health Infoway is challenging public health organizations to go viral. Our ImagineNationPublic Health Social Media Challenge is designed to inspire public health organizations in Canada to use social media initiatives in innovative ways to improve public health. Social media presents a great opportunity for public health organizations to reach Canadians — and to mobilize them.

RT @EnvironicsMR: We recently partnered with @infoway to conduct a nationwide engagement activity that found Canadians’ appetite for virtua…

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