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Benefits Evaluation Indicators Framework Report

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13 November 2019

The aim of this Infoway Benefits Evaluation framework is to provide a high-level coherent framework that is evidence-based to guide subsequent field evaluation studies by the respective jurisdictions and investment programs.

EHR Patient Safety Report (Full)

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13 November 2019

This report discusses the results of an environmental scan examining the relationship(s) between EHRs and patient safety in Canada. This study was jointly conducted by the Integrated Centre for Care Advancement through Research, Canada Health Infoway,...

EHR Patient Safety Report (Summary)

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13 November 2019

This is a 5-page summary of a report that discusses the results of an environmental scan examining the relationship(s) between EHRs and patient safety in Canada. The study was jointly conducted by the Integrated Centre for Care Advancement through...

Patient Safety Roundtable: World Health Organization

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13 November 2019

An overview of the World Health Alliance for Patient Safety. Presentation by Dr. David Bates. A forerunner to publication of the EHR Patient Safety Report.

Patient Safety Roundtable: Dr. David Bates

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13 November 2019

A presentation on EHR's and patient safety by Dr. David Bates, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A forerunner to publication of the EHR Patient Safety Report.

Patient Safety Roundtable: Dr. Mike Bainbridge

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13 November 2019

A presentation entitled Lessons from England by Dr. Mike Bainbridge, Clinical Architect, NHS. A forerunner to publication of the EHR Patient Safety Report.

EKOS Survey on Electronic Health Information and Privacy (Summary)

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13 November 2019

Electronic Health Information and Privacy Survey: What Canadians Think — 2007 (Executive Summary).

Diagnostic Imaging Benefits Evaluation Report (Full)

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13 November 2019

Independent third-party evaluations of Digital Imaging (DI) systems (also known as PACS, for Picture Archiving and Communications Systems) were conducted in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The report explores the...

Diagnostic Imaging Benefits Evaluation Report (Summary)

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13 November 2019

Independent third-party evaluations of Digital Imaging (DI) systems (also known as PACS, for Picture Archiving and Communications Systems) were conducted in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The report explores the...

Experiences from the Forefront of EMR Use

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13 November 2019

A collection of 20 physician case studies from across Canada

Privacy and EHR Information Flows in Canada

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13 November 2019

This paper lists 33 'common understandings' to support appropriate and privacy protective disclosures of EHR information.

National Impact of Generation 2 Drug Information Systems Technical Report (Full)

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13 November 2019

This pan-Canadian drug information system benefits evaluation study details the quality and productivity outcomes being realized through these systems.

National Impact of Generation 2 Drug Information Systems Technical Report (Summary)

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13 November 2019

This pan-Canadian drug information system benefits evaluation study details the quality and productivity outcomes being realized through these systems.

Telehealth Benefits and Adoption: Connecting People and Providers (Full)

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13 November 2019

Canada Health Infoway commissioned Praxia Information Intelligence and Gartner to undertake this pan-Canadian study aimed at uncovering evidence of the use of Telehealth technology and the benefits achieved to date. (May 2011).

Telehealth Benefits and Adoption: Connecting People and Providers (Summary)

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13 November 2019

Canada Health Infoway commissioned Praxia Information Intelligence and Gartner to undertake this pan-Canadian study aimed at uncovering evidence of the use of Telehealth technology and the benefits achieved to date. (May 2011). This is a summary of the...

Embedding Privacy Into The Design of EHRs

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13 November 2019

This paper begins with an overview of some of the elements already in place or under development, which form the basis of a framework to govern secondary use in the EHR environment.

Benefits Evaluation Indicators Technical Report Version 2.0

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13 November 2019

In 2006, Canada Health Infoway produced the first version of the Benefits Evaluation (BE) Indicators Technical Report. This version 2.0 is an evolved version of the original, incorporating updated indicators for each original program area as well as new...

Population Health Management Challenge

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13 November 2019

This evaluation study shows that overall, EMR-enabled clinics were much faster than paper-based clinics at all tasks.

PMO of the Year Award Winner: Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office

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13 November 2019

The winning submission from Canada Health Infoway for the 2013 Project Management Office (PMO) of the year award, recognizing Infoway's commitment to accountability for its investments.

Review of Certification Services Executive Summary

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13 November 2019

This report focuses on the outcomes of the Infoway and Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) joint review that evaluated digital health certification services in Canada.

EMR implementation in Oncology for the Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario

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13 November 2019

The Regional Cancer Care Program in Northwestern Ontario implemented a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to integrate 13 satellite clinics across the region and improve the quality of information and timely access to the information...

Evaluation of Inappropriate Medication Use via Drug Utilization Reviews

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13 November 2019

The Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Network is a province-wide Drug Information System (DIS) that offers comprehensive real-time medication profiles, and an interactive database to assist pharmacists in identifying potential adverse drug interactions...

Adoption Assessment of the HEALTHe NL Viewer

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13 November 2019

The HEALTHe NL Viewer is a portal that provides authorized health care professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador with a single point of access to view patient information available in the provincial electronic health record. This evaluation highlights...

Clients Perceptions of the Mental Health Engagement Network

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13 November 2019

The Mental Health Engagement Network (MHEN) project developed, delivered, and evaluated an interactive Web-based personal health record, the Lawson SMART Record (LSR), to assist mental health clients in managing their care and connecting with their care...

Medical Post Roundtable: Future of digital health

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13 November 2019

Timed with the Medical Post’s 50th anniversary issue, the publication brought together a roundtable of physicians and thought leaders to discuss the current and future states of digital health. The result: A call to action for Canadians, health care...

Digital Health in Canada: Exploratory Analysis of Canada’s Domestic Health ICT Sector

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13 November 2019

Infoway commissioned the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) to estimate the size, scope and growth prospects of Canada’s domestic health ICT sector. The study found that the sector is strong and growing in all critical measures of...

Infographic: Report on Digital Health: Canadians embracing digital health

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13 November 2019

Infographic showing statistics and testimonials about how Canadians are using technology and digital health tools to improve their health and health care. See also: Infographic: Report on Digital Health: Clinicians embracing digital health Infographic:...

Infographic: Report on Digital Health: Clinicians embracing digital health

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13 November 2019

Infographic showing statistics and testimonials about how clinicians are using technology and digital health tools to provide better patient care. See also: Infographic: Report on Digital Health: Canadians embracing digital health Infographic: Report on...

Infographic: Report on Digital Health: The economics of digital health

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13 November 2019

Infographic showing statistics and testimonials about Canada’s growing domestic health IT sector, and how investments in digital health are providing value to patients, the health care system and Canada’s economy. See also: Infographic: Report on...

Evaluation of the Multi-Jurisdictional Telepathology Project Phase 1: Survey Results from Ontario

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13 November 2019

The Multi-Jurisdictional Telepathology Project represents the first phase in the development of a Pan-Canadian Digital Pathology Network. As of 2014, Ontario successfully realized the implementation of a telepathology network that connected northern...

Discussion Paper: Health Information Network (HIN) Maturity Model

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13 November 2019

A preliminary maturity model resulting from a study into leading practices for the creation and operation of health information networks (health information exchanges). Health care policy makers, planners and information exchange operators can use this...

White Paper: Health Information Network (HIN) Leading Practices

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13 November 2019

A study that details leading practices around the world to provide insight and guidance for policy makers who are considering the creation or operation of health information networks (health information exchanges) in their own jurisdictions. See also:...

Understanding the Current State of Patient-Provided Digital Health Information (Know Me)

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13 November 2019

When patients enter the health care system, it’s becoming more common to collect “know me” information, such as their likes and dislikes, worries and concerns, and living conditions. The opportunity to electronically capture this information helps...

Clinical Analytics in Primary Care White Paper (Full Report)

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13 November 2019

The full version of this white paper discusses the potential for physicians to use the data in their electronic medical records to help inform treatment decisions for their patients, as well as how this data can be aggregated and reused for broader...

Clinical Analytics in Primary Care White Paper (Executive Summary)

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13 November 2019

This executive summary discusses the potential for physicians to use the data in their electronic medical records to help inform treatment decisions for their patients, as well as how this data can be aggregated and reused for broader health system...

March 2016 Independent Performance Evaluation (Full Report)

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13 November 2019

This independent report from Bell Browne Molnar & Delicate Consulting Inc. evaluates the performance of Canada Health Infoway regarding progress on achieving the purpose and outcomes outlined in the 2003 funding agreement with the Government of Canada.

March 2016 Independent Performance Evaluation (Executive Summary)

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13 November 2019

This independent report from Bell Browne Molnar & Delicate Consulting Inc. evaluates the performance of Canada Health Infoway regarding progress on achieving the purpose and outcomes outlined in the 2003 funding agreement with the Government of Canada....

2016 Nielsen Annual Tracking Survey presented to Canada Health Infoway: e-Prescribing Findings

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13 November 2019

2016 Nielsen Annual Tracking Survey presented to Canada Health Infoway: e-Prescribing Findings.

Virtual Visits in British Columbia: 2015 Patient Survey and Physician Interview Study

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13 November 2019

Infoway led this research study to examine virtual visits in British Columbia. These are the results of a patient survey and in-depth interviews with primary care physicians and describe the value for patients and the perceptions of family physicians...

Telehomecare Information Guide - Start-up

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13 November 2019

This document outlines the requirements for developing a proposal in support of Infoway investment in a Telehomecare Start-Up project.

Telehomecare Information Guide – Deploy

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13 November 2019

This document outlines the requirements for developing a proposal in support of Infoway investment in a Telehomecare Deploy project.

Pandora’s Box? Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records Research Summary

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13 November 2019

This document summarizes the results of a research project that consisted of an environmental scan and literature review, a Pan-Canadian survey and focus groups, and a privacy legal framework review to better understand adult and adolescent perceptions...

International Health IT Benchmarking: Learning from cross-country comparisons

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13 November 2019

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), this article produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Benchmarking Pilot Group,...

Health Analytics for Informed Decision-Making: Health System Use Summit (Executive Summary)

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13 November 2019

This is an executive summary of the proceedings of the two-day Summit held in Toronto in February 2016, co-hosted by Infoway and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. The summit demonstrated that value is created through the use and reuse of...

Infographic: Connecting Patients for Better Health: 2016

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13 November 2019

The 2016 Connecting Patients for Better Health report summarizes digital health perspectives of more than 6,000 adult Canadians collected over three years from four public opinion surveys. View the infographic to learn about Canadians’ perspectives and...

Health Canada's Action on Opioid Misuse

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13 November 2019

Health Canada's Action on Opioid Misuse Published by Health Canada, 2016-07-06

Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis

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13 November 2019

This Joint Statement of Action to Address the Opioid Crisis reflects the combined commitment of over 40 organizations in Canada to act on this crisis. The Joint Statement was released November 19, 2016 at the Opioid Summit, following the Opioid...

PrescribeIT: 2016 in Review

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13 November 2019

A look at the progress achieved in 2016 for PrescribeIT™. Highlights include Infoway’s commitment to reduce the harm of opioid misuse, our partnerships and support from Health Canada, the provinces and territories, industry stakeholders, retailers and...

2016 National Survey of Community-Based Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice

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13 November 2019

Learn about the results of the 2016 National Survey of Community-Based Pharmacists: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice, including the positive impact that the use of digital health is having on Canadian pharmacists’ changing practice needs and...

Top 10 Benefits Evaluation Reports of 2016-2017

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13 November 2019

The Infoway Evaluation Services team works with our partners to assess the value of digital health projects and whether objectives have been achieved with our investments. Review the list of the top 10 benefits evaluation reports and activities of...

2017 National Survey of Canadian Nurses: Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice

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13 November 2019

The results deck highlights the latest quantitative survey of Canadian nurses’ access to and use of digital health in practice. It was a joint collaboration between the Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and Canada...

Better Health Together Workshop: The Citizens’ Vision for Better Health through Digital Solutions

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13 November 2019

This document is an output from the Better Health Together Workshop, held in March 2017, which brought together 34 citizen participants from across Canada. By partaking in a series of collaborative activities and expert presentations, the participants...

Top Benefits Evaluation Reports and Activities April – June 2017

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13 November 2019

Our Evaluation Services team works with our partners to assess the value of digital health projects and whether objectives have been achieved with our investments. Here are the top benefits evaluation reports and activities from Q1 April – June 2017...

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