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2012 News Releases


Nova Scotia health providers transitioning to electronic medical record systems to benefit from clinical peer support

May 2, 2012   (Halifax, NS) – More clinicians in Nova Scotia will receive support from their peers as they transition to electronic medical record (EMR) systems thanks to an expansion of the interdisciplinary Nova Scotia EMR Peer Support Network, announced today by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). 


Canada Health Infoway Standards Collaborative launches new membership model with flexible options and lower fees

May 1, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Membership of Canada Health Infoway's (Infoway) Standards Collaborative is more affordable and now provides a broader range of benefits, announced Richard Alvarez, Infoway's President and CEO.

Saskatchewan advances Electronic Health Record for faster access to lab results

April 27, 2012 (Regina, SK) - Today, the province introduced the Saskatchewan Lab Results Repository that puts lab results in providers' hands faster and improves the care experience for patients.

Health providers now have mobile access to e-health records

April 20, 2012 (Hamilton, ON) - Authorized health care providers can now use mobile devices to instantly and securely access their patients’ health information, accelerating the decision-making process and enhancing patient care, announced Murray Glendining, Executive VP, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and CIO of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Patients of Grey Bruce Hospitals Benefit from Electronic Lab Reports

April 17, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Laboratory test results are now available to health care providers in Grey and Bruce counties through the eHealth Ontario laboratories information system (OLIS).

New electronic medical record system to further enhance exchange of vital patient information at Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, April 12, 2012 – Canada Health Infoway Inc. (Infoway) and the Group Health Centre (GHC) today launched a new $3.3-million initiative, the Group Health Centre Ambulatory EMR and Hospital Information System Connect Project. 

Accuro® EMR and PS Suite® Software Achieve Canada Health Infoway Certification

March 29, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Accuro® EMR, a software product developed by OptiMed Software, and PS Suite® Software, developed by MD Physician Services Software Inc., have successfully achieved electronic medical record (EMR) certification, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Nightingale on Demand Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

March 22, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) announced today that Nightingale on Demand, a software product developed by Nightingale Informatix Corporation (TSX-V: NGH), (Nightingale), is the first product in Canada to successfully achieve electronic medical record (EMR) certification.

Association of Faculties of Medicine and Canada Health Infoway recognize leadership in faculties of medicine

March 8, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) - The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) are pleased to announce the results of two competitions aimed at improving clinical practice and patient care by supporting medical school faculty, students and residents in their adoption and clinical use of information and communication technologies.

The Value of Electronic Health Records Extends Far Beyond Patient Care

March 02, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Embedding and implementing Privacy by Design (PbD) into electronic health record (EHR) systems being built across Canada will enable us to benefit from the wealth of health information stored on these systems, while protecting patient privacy, according to a new paper released today at the Toronto Board of Trade.

Infonaut Signs Contract with University Health Network to Test Disease Surveillance System, Hospital Watch Live

February 14, 2012 (Toronto, ON) - Toronto-based health technology company Infonaut Inc. today announced it has signed a contract with the University Health Network to test its real-time disease surveillance system to control and stop hospital acquired infections, Hospital Watch Live.

More than 1.2 million patients in Eastern Ontario to benefit from two new ehealth solutions

February 8, 2012 (Ottawa, ON) - The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and Hawkesbury & District General Hospital (HGH) today announced two innovative ehealth projects designed to better serve more than 1.2 million patients in Eastern Ontario.


New project will link medical records to a secure central system that will improve efficiency and quality of health care for residents of nine First Nations

January 26, 2012 (Winnipeg, MB) - First Nation patients will benefit from better health and health care through information and communications technologies with the launch of the Mustimuhw cEMR (Community Electronic Medical Record), due to the hard work of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, announced AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak.

If the health care system can properly embrace virtual solutions, it would create big wins for Canadians when it co…

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