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Core Electronic Health Record for Saskatchewan Complete

Access to electronic information benefits patients

January 20, 2015 (Regina) - A historic milestone has been reached now that a comprehensive provincial electronic health record (EHR) for Saskatchewan residents is a reality. Health providers with access to the EHR Viewer can now see their patients' diagnostic imaging results, completing the core components of an EHR for Saskatchewan residents, as defined by Canada Health Infoway.

The EHR Viewer is a secure website developed for Saskatchewan health care providers to give access to patient information regardless of where an individual goes for care or where they live in the province. 

Elekta’s MOSAIQ® Ambulatory EMR Solution Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

November 20, 2014 (Toronto)Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Elekta announced today that the MOSAIQ® Ambulatory (outpatient) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution has achieved Infoway's J-Class, Laboratories certification.

Fraser Health and Canada Health Infoway Mark Digital Health Week with New Electronic Medical Record Systems

November 13, 2014 (Surrey, BC) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Intrahealth and Fraser Health are celebrating Digital Health Week by announcing they have partnered to implement an Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (aEMR) system in some of Fraser Health's primary and ambulatory care clinics. This system, called Profile, enables health care providers to collect, share, and analyze patient information and presents a broad view of the patient's journey across different care settings. This works to improve the flow of information from the patient to the health care provider that ultimately benefits patient care. Canada Health Infoway has invested $1.8 million in this project.

Infectious Social Media Campaigns Result in Awards for Canadian Public Health Organizations

November 13, 2014 (Toronto) – Reaching you with important health messages, faster. That's what public health organizations are doing with social media. Putting a different spin on the word viral, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today named the award recipients of its Public Health Social Media Challenge.

First Digital Health Week Launches in Canada

Working together to improve care for Canadians through Digital Health

November 10, 2014 (Toronto) – Leading Canadian healthcare organizations are pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Digital Health Week in Canada, taking place from November 10 to 14, 2014.

Digital Health Certification Services Review Complete

Three-year strategy, seven key initiatives to enhance certification services

November 4, 2014 (Toronto) – Today, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) announced the completion of a joint review that evaluated digital health certification services in Canada.

Community Pharmacists Recognize the Opportunity in Digital Health

Realized benefits demonstrate opportunity for future

October 9, 2014 (Toronto) – New research from Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) reveals that community pharmacists are frequently using digital health solutions and they want increased access to continue enhancing patient safety and quality of care.

New Brunswick Clinicians to Receive Mentorship from Peers to Effectively Use Technology in Practice

October 3, 2014 (Fredericton) – In partnership with Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Velante announced today the launch of the interdisciplinary NB Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Peer to Peer Program, which will increase support for clinicians in New Brunswick (NB) as they transition from paper-based to EMR systems.

Infoway Wins Prestigious International Privacy Award

Recognized for Innovative Privacy Program

September 22, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Infoway-sponsored Health Information Privacy Group (HIPG) have received the HP-IAPP Privacy Innovation award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The award was presented on September 19, 2014 at the closing general session of the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress in San Jose, California.

Increased Use of Digital Health Innovation Recognized

Infoway Accelerate Challenge Teams Benefit Nearly 20,000 Canadians

September 16, 2014 (Ottawa) – Three Canadian digital health leaders emerged as the award recipients in the Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) Accelerate Challenge, launched to help accelerate use of digital health innovation.

Newfoundland and Labrador Establishing Provincial Telepathology Network

September 11, 2014 (St. John's) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (the Centre) has partnered with GE Healthcare to install a province-wide Telepathology Network. The $2.5 million Telepathology Network, jointly funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), will give patients and pathologists across the province greater access to pathology services and support.

Infoway helps (more) Canadians to Click+Book appointments

e-Booking Initiative wave two launches October 15

September 10, 2014 (Toronto) – Nine in ten Canadians want to be able to e-book health care appointments and clinicians are listening! Licensed physicians and nurse practitioners who signed up for the Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) e-Booking Initiative between April 2, 2014 and June 30, 2014 care for nearly 700,000 Canadians. Based on the success of the original e-Booking Initiative, Infoway is launching wave two on October 15, 2014. 

Infoway Awards Teams for Developing Quality Plans to Help Accelerate Value of Digital Health

August 21, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce the recipients of the ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge Quality Plan Award. Independent judges selected teams from across the country based on their plans to analyze and improve the quality and use of digital solutions that connect health care providers with their patients and with each other. They scored each plan based on a set of criteria including quality assessment, track record, plan strength and feasibility.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Honoured with National Award for Leadership in Innovative Digital Health Solutions

August 8, 2014 (Toronto) – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been recognized as a national leader for its use of SunnyCare, an electronic medical record (EMR) system designed to provide authorized clinicians with quick and easy access to patient medical information on desktop computer workstations and mobile devices.

Infoway Congratulates the 2014 Canadian Health Informatics Award Winners

June 20, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) applauds the individuals, project teams and organizations honoured for their leadership, innovation and excellence at the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) Gala, which was held in conjunction with the e-Health 2014 Conference.

Canada Health Infoway Announces Michael Green as New President and CEO

June 17, 2014 (Toronto, ON) – The Board of Directors of Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is pleased to announce that Michael Green has been selected as their new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2014.

B Sharp Technologies' B Care Ambulatory EMR Platform Version 5 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

May 30, 2014 (Toronto) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and B Sharp Technologies Inc. announced today that B Care Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR) version 5 has achieved Infoway's J-class, Laboratories certification. This accomplishment ensures their solution conforms to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.

Offering Exceptional Cancer Care Close to Home

May 26, 2014 (Thunder Bay, ON) – When Radiation Oncologist Dr. Margaret Anthes travelled to her family cottage in Parry Sound last summer, she did what most people do on vacation: swimming, sailing and visiting with family and friends. But she was also able to see patients in Thunder Bay and the region, arrange diagnostic imaging and organize and plan their radiation treatments, thanks to a new electronic medical record system for cancer patients at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).

Canadian Nurses Poised for Digital Health Leadership

First-ever quantitative survey of Canadian nurses explores access, usage and impact on practice

May 15, 2014 (Toronto) – An inaugural survey* undertaken jointly by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) reveals that 83 per cent of Canadian nurses are comfortable using digital health tools in practice and approximately three-quarters feel digital health tools could improve continuity of care (78 per cent) and patient safety (72 per cent).

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