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New Survey Reveals Canadians Want Access to Digital Health Tools

October 23, 2013 (Toronto) – Ninety-six per cent of Canadians think it's important that the health care system make use of digital health tools and capabilities, and 89 per cent feel it is important that they personally have full advantage of digital health tools and capabilities, according to a new survey by Harris/Decima, released by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

From Burnaby to Halifax, Canadians share stories about health IT’s impact

ImagineNation Impact Challenge illustrates how digital health advances are benefitting Canadians

September 17, 2013 (Toronto) – When Allison McArthur's six-year-old daughter Ashlynn was diagnosed with autism in 2007, she didn't realize the role digital health would play in offering respite and hope as they embarked on a new path filled with daily challenges.

Digital Health Investments Benefiting Business, Careers

Impact Challenge participants from across Canada share their stories

September 17, 2013 (Toronto) – When Arlene Silverstein embarked on a career in kinesiology, focussing on chronic disease prevention and management, the last thing she expected was for information technology to become a central part of her work.

Telehealth Expansion Project to Benefit BC First Nations

September 13, 2013 (Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, BC) – BC First Nations will soon have improved access to health and wellness services through expanded use of telehealth, announced The First Nations Health Authority, BC Ministry of Health, and Canada Health Infoway.


Public Voting Opens for Infoway’s Patient Impact Challenge Entries

Two weeks to vote for your favourite digital health stories

August 19, 2013 (Toronto) – Canadians are now invited to vote for their favourite stories entered into the Patient Impact Challenge. The stories are the latest part of Canada Health Infoway's ImagineNation Challenges, launched to capture the impact of digital health on the lives of Canadians. The top three favourites will receive Canada's Choice Awards following the public vote that runs until August 29, 2013.

Infoway challenges businesses: Share how health IT has impacted your company for a chance to award grants to academic institutions

Canada Health Infoway Impact Challenges offers chance to ‘pay it forward’

July 10, 2013 (Toronto) – Canadian companies that share how public investments in digital health have impacted their businesses will be entered into a draw to decide which college or university will benefit from three grants worth $2,000 each, designed to foster future impact in health IT, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. 

Clinicians Caring for Residents of Manitoba First Nations Communities Working Towards Exchanging Patient Health Information with Other Care Providers

Ready access to vital patient information to improve patient experience, lead to more efficient care

July 3, 2013 (Sagkeeng First Nation, MB) – Authorized clinicians who care for residents of nine Manitoba First Nation Communities can now access patient medical information electronically using a community Electronic Medical Record (cEMR). This is the first step in working towards exchanging electronic health information, announced Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, together with Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).

Refreshed Strategic Plan Focuses on Next Steps in Canada’s Digital Health Journey

Identifies five important opportunities based on Canadians’ priorities

June 26, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) today released Opportunities for Action: A Pan-Canadian Digital Health Strategic Plan. The plan, which details the health care priorities that digital health solutions can best support over the coming years, has identified key opportunities for action.

Infoway Challenges Highlight Digital Health’s Impact on Patients, Careers, Companies

June 19, 2013 (Toronto) – A new series of Infoway Challenges will focus on the impact digital health investments have been making in Canada and aim to accelerate these benefits, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. 


Over 90 per cent Growth in Digital Health Users for Outcomes Challenge

Participants report more than 3 million uses as award recipients announced

May 27, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Infoway's ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge participants serve as examples of how the adoption and use of digital solutions that improve health care can be increased across Canada, according to Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway.

Undergraduate nursing students create mental health app, receive inaugural Student e-Health Leadership Award

Award recognizes leadership in adoption and use of information and communications technologies among undergraduate nursing students

April 30, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) have announced the inaugural recipients of the $1,000 Student e-Health Leadership Award.

Electronic Medical Records Deliver Efficiencies, Patient Safety, Improved Communication

More than $1.3 billion in benefits since 2006: New study

April 22, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – With a two-fold increase in adoption since 2006, use of electronic medical records (EMR) in community-based practices in Canada has yielded efficiency and patient care benefits valued at $1.3 billion, a new independent study reveals.

Medical Students and Faculty Recognized for Commitment to Improving Clinical Practice Through Digital Health Solutions

April 16, 2013 (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 learning  and clinical use of digital tools.  

Latest Wolf EMR Version Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

April 9, 2013 (Toronto, ON)  Infoway and TELUS Health recently announced that the latest version of TELUS Health’s Wolf Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software, version 2012.1, has achieved Infoway’s EMR National Class certification.

Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and Canada Health Infoway Recognize Student Leadership in Pharmacy Informatics

Pharmacy Student Award recipients to help shape informatics education for the next generation of pharmacists

March 11, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) have announced the recipients of six awards aimed at strengthening learning on the effective use of information and communications technologies among pharmacy students. As a component of the AFPC/Infoway Pharmacists in Training initiative, the recipients of the 2012 Pharmacy Student Awards will contribute to the development of a national online educational program for pharmacy students.

Practimax Version 6.1.1 Achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification

March 8, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Dymaxion Research Limited announced today that Practimax Electronic Medical Record (EMR) version 6.1.1, has achieved Infoway's J-class, Laboratories certification, which demonstrates that it conforms to national and international standards for privacy, security and interoperability.

Sunnybrook and Infoway partner to improve patient experience

Sunnybrook and Canada Health Infoway partner to improve patient experience for Family Practice patients using Sunnybrook’s personal health record, MyChart™

February 21, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s personal health record, MyChart™, now has even more to offer the Hospital’s Family Practice patients and physicians. With new software features Family Practice patients can now schedule appointments online and complete online consultation questionnaires directly with the clinic. These changes have been developed as part of Canada Health Infoway’s Consumer Health Solutions program.

Profile HCC Version 7 Accomplishes Dual Canada Health Infoway Certification

February 6, 2013 (Toronto, ON) - Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Intrahealth Canada Ltd. announced today that Profile HCC version 7 has achieved Infoway's National Class Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and National Class Ambulatory EMR certifications.

Minister of Health, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Visits CHEO to Meet with Front-Line Staff

February 5, 2013 (Ottawa, ON) – Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Minister of Health, was at CHEO to meet with the front line staff and physicians who are developing the Electronic Health Record (EHR).

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