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Infoway Teams up with Mohawk College

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Canada Health Infoway has formed a partnership with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology of Hamilton, Ontario, to test the implementation of Infoway’s pan-Canadian health record blueprint. Faculty and students in Mohawk’s Applied Research...

Why We Need EHRs

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This high-quality animated video clearly and simply explains the plan for implementing a pan-Canadian EHR. It is about 4:00 minutes in length. The video may be embedded on your website or used in presentation applications such as PowerPoint until...

Early Adopter Promotes Use of Electronic Tools for Physicians

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Dr. Kendall Ho, an emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital as well as director of UBC Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office, talks about the use of an EHR system and its benefits for patients as well as for the physicians of the future.

Role of COACH and key issues, challenges for moving electronic health record forward

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Don Newsham, chief executive officer of Canada’s Health Informatics Association talks about his organization’s role and the key issues and challenges for moving Canada’s EHR initiative forward.

Newfoundland and Labrador moving ahead on electronic health record front

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Mike Barron, president and chief executive officer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, talks about his province's progress and next steps on the journey toward a provincial EHR system.

The Montmagny paperless clinic

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The Montmagny-L'Islet Family Medicine Group in Montmagny, Quebec, was formed in 2003 by the staff of three clinics and has grown to include five clinics served by 20 doctors and three nurses.

Telehealth Brings Quality Care to Patients Across Ontario

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Dr. Ed Brown, CEO of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) explains how Telehealth is bringing quality care to patients across the province.

Colleagues in a Family Medicine Practice Talk about their EMR System

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Rutland Medical Associates is a family practice in Kelowna, British Columbia. The doctors and staff decided to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system when they were confident that the technology was where it needed to be, and when they felt...

Electronic Medical Record System Brings Improved Health Care to the Northwest Territories

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Dr. Ewan Affleck of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority talks about the benefits of the EMR system for health care providers as well as for patients, and how it is helping to improve the delivery of health care in the Northwest...

Telehealth Programs Benefit Patients in Remote Areas of B.C.

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The chief information officer for British Columbia’s Interior Health Authority, a TeleHome Care nurse, and a thoracic surgeon talk about their programs and how they benefit patients in remote areas of the province.

Report Shows Canada Leading the Way in Use of Telehealth

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A discussion about Telehealth Benefits and Adoption: Connecting People and Providers Across Canada, a report commissioned by Canada Health Infoway. Participants: Jennifer Zelmer, senior vice-president, clinical adoption and innovation, Canada Health...

Saskatchewan's Electronic Health Record Initiative on Track

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Neil Gardner, Strategic Advisor to the eHealth Saskatchewan Board, discusses the progress of eHealth in Saskatchewan.

ImagineNation Challenge -- Introduction

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Canada Health Infoway's ImagineNation Ideas Challenge , asks Canadians how they would improve health and health care through innovation in information and communications technologies. Everyone - whether they work in the health system, receive health...

ImagineNation Challenge -- Participating

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Canada Health Infoway's ImagineNation Ideas Challenge , asks Canadians how they would improve health and health care through innovation in information and communications technologies. Everyone - whether they work in the health system, receive health...

Quebec patients benefit from Televisit service

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Televisit was launched in 2010 and now serves 26 pediatric and adult patients across various regions of Quebec. Financial support for the project was provided by Canada Health Infoway and the Ministère de la santé et des Services sociaux du Québec....

Dr. Donald Chan Shares Knowledge of EMR as a Peer Leader

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Dr. Donald Chan is a physician in Edmonton, Alberta. He has used an electronic medical record (EMR) system since 2004. He and his colleagues at Palisades Medical Clinic completed their transition to their new EMR system in June 2010. Dr. Chan talks...

Clinic manager on how peer support helps clinicians

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Melanie Sanders is clinic manager of the 21-person Meridian Medical Clinic in Stony Plain, Alberta. She is also an active peer leader in Alberta's peer-to-peer program. She talks about the benefits of using an electronic medical record (EMR) system, and...

Dr. Bryce Kelpin on the Benefits of an EMR

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Dr. Bryce Kelpin is medical director of Continuum Medical Care in West Vancouver, British Columbia. This practice, which is made up of family physicians and specialists, provides care for about 35,000 patients. Dr. Kelpin talks about the benefits of an...

Increased Access for Remote Areas

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For Canadians like Heather Blois and her son Nicky, living in a remote community means that access to specialized care can be difficult. Watch how a patient is connecting to a specialist hundreds of kilometres away.

Better management of chronic conditions

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A comprehensive electronic health record means patient information is brought together, making it an invaluable tool for the care teams to better manage patients like George Roper who suffers from chronic conditions.

Better Diagnoses & Treatment

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Today in Nova Scotia, all radiological scans are performed 100 per cent digitally. And that means specialists can easily share test results leading to faster, more accurate diagnosis regardless of where patients receive care.

Reduce Duplicate Tests

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In Canada, there are 150 wasteful duplicates for every 1,000 lab tests performed. Electronic health records provide a complete record of a patient's test results that reduce duplication while saving time and money.

Improved treatment in an emergency situation

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For patients needing emergency care, it can be difficult for them, or their caregivers to give an accurate medical history. Electronic health records give providers instant access to a patient's health information when they need it the most.

Drug Information Systems in PEI

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Learn how developers of health information systems connected hospitals, pharmacies and doctors to share drug information in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Diagnosis time cut by 92 per cent

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Patients are receiving faster treatment in five priority areas: cancer surgery, selected cardiac procedures, cataract surgery, hip and knee replacements and diagnostic imaging (CAT scans or MRIs) thanks to Ontario’s Wait Times Information System or WTIS.

Nova Scotia Goes Digital

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In Eastern Canada, advanced digital technology is making an enormous difference in patient outcomes and treatments costs.

Health information solutions are helping to transform health care in Canada

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Watch this short video to hear experiences and perspectives of patients, clinicians, and health care administrators on the journey to better care through improved connection and access to health information.

Greg’s Story: Digital Health and Continuity of Patient Care

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Greg Price was a young man from Alberta who died in 2012 after spending much of the previous year navigating a disconnected health care system. His care providers had good intentions, but there were multiple breaks in communication that caused...

Electronic Medical Records at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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Patients and clinicians have seen great improvements since digital health tools were implemented at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. A pediatrician and the mother of one of her patients talk about the benefits of the move from paper to digital...

LEADing Practices Award Recipients

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway

99% of Imaging in Canadian Hospitals is Now Digital

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With digital health, your health records, like x-rays, can be accessed by any authorized member of your health care team. Our ad explores how digital imaging is making your x-rays available here, there and everywhere. Learn more by viewing the real-life...

2014 LEADing Practices: Digital Health in Canada Interviews

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway

LEADing Practices: Joanne Guizzo Digital Health in Canada Interview 2014

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway: Joanne Guizzo discusses the benefits of digital health for patients.

LEADing Practices: Arle Jones & Amanda Condon Digital Health in Canada Interview 2014

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway: Arle Jones & Amanda Condon discuss the benefits of a collaboration between home care and primary care teams.

LEADing Practices: Carol O'Hagan & Barbara Teal Digital Health in Canada Interview 2014

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway: Carol O'Hagan & Barbara Teal discuss the importance of being able to access patient information quickly.

LEADing Practices: Julie Page & Adam Stewart Digital Health in Canada Interview 2014

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway: Julie Page & Adam Stewart discuss how the advanced use of EMRs have helped them improve diabetes management in...

LEADing Practices: Frances Jamieson Digital Health in Canada Interview 2014

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway: Frances Jamieson how information technology helps them investigate and manage tuberculosis cases.

Peer Leader Testimonials: Digital Health Solutions in Action - Part 1

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Ms. Patricia McHugh, Nurse Peer Leader, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Clinical Information Lead Specialist, Information Management and Technology, Central Health, discusses the role digital health solutions can play in the delivery of safe and quality...

LEADing Practices: Barbara Currie & Kelly Phalen-Kelly Digital Health in Canada Interview 2014

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Hear from the LEADing Practice award recipients - recorded at the 2014 Advancing Care Peer Leader Symposium, hosted by Canada Health Infoway: Barbara Currie & Kelly Phalen-Kelly discuss how an electronic database on inflammatory bowel disease helps them...

Peer Leader Testimonials: Digital Health Solutions in Action - Part 2

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Ms. Patricia McHugh, Nurse Peer Leader, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Clinical Information Lead Specialist, Information Management and Technology, Central Health, discusses the importance of being able to share patient information amongst multiple care...

Peer Leader Testimonials: Amazing Opportunity

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Dr. Natasha Deshwal, Physician Peer Leader, Nova Scotia, discusses why learning from and sharing knowledge with peers is so important.

Peer Leader Testimonials: Early Adopter

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Dr. Sheldon Permack, Physician Peer Leader, Manitoba, discusses being an early adopter of digital health records and why he became a peer leader.

Peer Leader Testimonials: Quality and Patient Satisfaction

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Dr. Sheldon Permack, Physician Peer Leader, Manitoba, discusses how the ability of community clinics to see hospital information on patients such as X-rays and lab work has eliminated the need for duplicate tests.

Peer Leader Testimonials: EMR Solutions, Efficiencies & Workflows

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Ms. Anne-Marie Chanel, Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Peer Leader, Manitoba and Clinic Manager – Peer Supporter Clinical Systems Analyst, Southern Health discusses how Electronic Medical Records can increase efficiencies and improve workflow.

Peer Leader Testimonials: Role of Peer Leader/Supporter

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Ms. Anne-Marie Chanel, Medical Office Assistant (MOA) Peer Leader, Manitoba and Clinic Manager – Peer Supporter Clinical Systems Analyst, Southern Health discusses the benefits of providing peer support.

Peer Leader Testimonials: Eureka Story

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Dr. Natasha Deshwal, Physician Peer Leader, Nova Scotia, discusses why she wants to share her knowledge with colleagues.

Sara and Marcus' Story: Managing Type 1 Diabetes (15)

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Sara and her son Marcus use digital health to support managing Marcus’ Type 1 diabetes, giving their family peace of mind.

Sara and Marcus' Story: Managing Type 1 Diabetes (60)

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Sara and her son Marcus use digital health to support managing Marcus’ Type 1 diabetes, giving their family peace of mind.

Sara and Marcus' Story: Managing Type 1 Diabetes (30)

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Sara and her son Marcus use digital health to support managing Marcus’ Type 1 diabetes, giving their family peace of mind.

More Health Appointments Can be Booked Online, on Your Time

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e-Booking gives patients the ability to book their own medical appointments online, on their own time and perhaps even give them e-reminders. Our ad explores the benefits of e-booking.

Digital health records speak for you, when you can't.

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Digital health records enable first responders and emergency department staff to better understand your unique medical history and requirements in an emergency situation when you may be unable for advocate for yourself. Our ad explores the importance of...

Less repetition of basic facts means more time for care.

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Canadians with chronic conditions must often see multiple care providers and have many visits. Access to your medical history through digital health records ensures your health care provider has a complete picture of your history when making decisions...

Alexa's Story: Patient Empowerment

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Alexa has used digital health for the management of chronic conditions, and appreciates that through digital health, she is more empowered when working with her health care team.

Dr. Kendall Ho's Story: Treatment in Emergency Situations

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Hear Dr. Kendall Ho give an example of how secure, instant access to a patient's health information in an emergency provides a comprehensive patient picture that helps health care providers deliver treatment.

Karla's Story: Patient Portals

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As a nurse working with chronic disease patients, Karla explains how electronic portals are enabling patients to be a more active part of their care team.

Karla's Story: Working in Collaboration

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As a nurse and a patient, Karla feels the impact of digital health every day. Learn how Karla sees digital health as a tool for healthcare professionals to collaborate and provide the best care possible for Canadians.

Brian's Story: e-Prescribing

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See how Brian benefits from his health care team's use of electronic health records - making the process of getting his prescriptions filled more efficient and streamlined.

Brian's Story: Convenience

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Digital health benefits Brian by providing convenient access through electronic prescription renewals, but also allowing him to feel more engaged in his care.

Cheryl-Anne's Story: Becoming an Informed Patient

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Listen to Cheryl-Anne's story as she explains the benefits of digital health tools when managing her cancer journey.

Heather's Story: Accessing Care in a Remote Community

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Watch how Heather and her son Nicky are connecting with specialized medical care hundreds of kilometres away through video conferencing.

Anna's Story: Treating Patients Who Can’t Advocate for Themselves

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As an EMS worker with Toronto Paramedic Services, Anna believes MedicAlert Digital Health Records are imperative because they give her access to the most pertinent information when patients aren’t able to properly communicate.

Brian's Story - Heart and Stroke Foundation

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Brian was in his 40s, active and playing tennis regularly. Then suddenly, he needed emergency triple bypass surgery. After facing down heart disease, Brian has changed his attitude, lifestyle and approach to living.

Dr. Marie-Andrée Fortin's Story: Confidence and Collaboration

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Listen to the experience of Dr. Marie-Andrée Fortin, the head of the radio-oncology department at the Centre intégré de cancérologie de Laval (CICL), on how the clinic's implementation of digital health tools are improving the patient-provider...

Cathy's Story: Co-ordinating Care

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Hear from Cathy who uses a variety of digital health tools to help proactively manage her care, and for her family.

Cheryl's Story: Collaboration between Care Teams

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Learn how Cheryl, a mother with a young daughter with special needs, makes her visits with health care providers more efficient through the use of electronic health records.

Denice's Story: Connecting with an Online Community

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Watch Denice discuss the online support that she received after the death of her teenage son, and how using digital health tools has had a positive impact on her overall health and wellness.

Donna's Story: Faster Care in Emergency Situations

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Donna first experienced the benefits of digital health when her father was in the emergency room. Learn why Donna credits digital health for her father’s health today.

Dr. Alex Summers’s Story: Making Informed Decisions

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As a resident at St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. Alex Summers uses electronic medical records in the emergency department, allowing him to more efficiently communicate with colleagues and keep track of patients’ care.

Dr. Ewan Affleck’s Story: Doctors Working to Improve the Health of Canadians

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Doctors are working to improve the health of Canadians. Many are transforming health care at the same time, some in surprising ways. These everyday heroes are leading the way towards health care transformation by innovating for patients

Dr. Tunji Fatoye's Story: Improving Patient Safety

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Dr. Fatoye uses a secure electronic system that allows authorized health care providers to access the right patient information at the right time. Hear his story and how it's helping his patients.

Isabelle’s Story: e-Booking Medical Appointments

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As a busy mom with a full-time job, Isabelle appreciates being able to book appointments online, allowing her faster access to a physician.

Judith’s Story: Improving Treatment in Emergency Situations

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Judith discusses how accessing her health information electronically helped saved her life when she needed emergency medical attention while travelling.

Judith’s Story: Becoming a Partner in Your Care

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Learn how private and secure electronic access to her health information empowered Judith and her family during her battle with cancer.

Kimberly’s Story: Reducing Medication Errors

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As a community pharmacist, Kimberly uses digital health to obtain critical patient information. Learn how access to lab results prevented Kimberly from prescribing the wrong medication to a patient.

Marissa’s Story: Digital Imaging

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After fracturing her ankle, Marissa benefited from digital imaging that ensured her x-rays were easily accessible by her care team, when they needed them.

Monique’s Story: Improving the Quality of Life

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Hear how Monique's cancer treatment was made easier through her clinic's use of digital health.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Story: Improving the Quality of Care

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Hear from Mike Barron, President & CEO at the Newfoundland Centre for Health Information on how providing quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers and health system decision-makers allows for more timely and complete patient...

Sara’s Story: Managing Type 1 Diabetes

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Sara and her son Marcus use digital health to support managing Marcus’ Type 1 diabetes, giving their family peace of mind.

Sean’s Story: Providing Targeted Care

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As an Alberta Health Services paramedic, Sean explains how digital health allows him to provide more targeted care. Learn how having access to MedicAlert Digital Health Records helped Sean give the best care possible to a 17-year-old having a seizure on...

Clinical Synoptic Reporting – University Health Network

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A team from University Health Network shares lessons learned and keys to success from the development and implementation of their electronic tool for completing surgical notes, for which they received an ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge Trailblazer Award.

Medication Reconciliation – The Ottawa Hospital

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ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge Trailblazer Award recipient, The Ottawa Hospital, discusses their electronic medication reconciliation tool, which is helping the hospital to improve patient safety and quality of care

Why Electronic Health Records?

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The need for digital records to be available to all authorized health care providers is clearly explained.

Panorama: Safeguarding ‎the Health of Canadians

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Panorama modules are now live in provinces covering 75 per cent of the Canadian population and several jurisdictions are now in the planning stages. With Panorama, public health nurses have immediate access to reliable immunization histories of...

Whiteboard Animation: Saving Time with Digital Health Tools

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A new whiteboard animation examines findings from a Conference Board of Canada report that looked into how much time people could save if they had access to digital health.

Get your lab results online, anytime, with digital health.

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With online access to your lab results, you can access you results anytime, and consult them whenever you need to. Our ad explores the benefits of being able to access your lab results online. Learn more by viewing the real-life story that inspired it:...

e-Visits. Where the Only Thing You’ll Catch is Your Doctor

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Sometimes a patient only has a quick question or needs a prescription renewal that does not require and in-person visit with their doctor. e-Visits enable them to skip the doctor’s office when a face-to-face visit isn’t required. Our ad explores the...

Leaders for the Next Generation of Clinicians

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Peer Leaders Lisa Bishop, Faculty Peer Leader Mentor Coach, Pharmacy Educator Peer Leader Network, Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and Dr. Tracie Risling, Nurse Peer, eHealth Saskatchewan, discuss their experiences as leaders for the next...

From Paper to Digital: Childhood Immunization Records

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The Panorama public health surveillance tool has given Holly Tronson, from Westbank First Nation in British Columbia, the reassurance of knowing that her children's immunization records are available digitally and can be retrieved easily and quickly by...

Peer Leader Symposium 2015 - Sharing the Patient Story

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Regina Holliday, an activist, artist and author, was a keynote speaker at Infoway's 2015 Peer Leader Symposium in February. She also created a painting that shows patients at the centre of Infoway's mission and illustrates the benefits of digital...

Whiteboard Animation: Clinicians make a difference when it comes to digital health

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A new whiteboard animation profiles the 2015 LEADing Practice recipients and the outstanding leadership they are demonstrating in the advanced use of digital health in clinical practice.

Whiteboard Animation: Clinical Interoperability

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A new whiteboard animation discusses the benefits of working together to achieve Clinical Interoperability in Canada.

The Value of Peer to Peer (P2P) Network

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Hear from Peer Leaders, Dr. Erin Ewing, Physician Peer Mentor, British Columbia; Lindsay Mackenzie, Supervisor, Primary Care Clinic and EMR Superuser, North West Territories; Ian Hodder, Manager, Provincial eHealth Clinical Adoption Centre for Health...

Colonoscopy Synoptic Reporting Demonstration (Detailed)

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Dr. Jeremy Theal, CMIO and Gastroenterologist, North York General Hospital demonstrates a colonoscopy synoptic reporting template used to complete the clinical documentation required for a colonoscopy procedure.

Colonoscopy Synoptic Reporting Demonstration (Simplified)

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Dr. Jeremy Theal, CMIO and Gastroenterologist, North York General Hospital demonstrates a colonoscopy synoptic reporting template used to complete the clinical documentation required for a colonoscopy procedure.

Gastroscopy Synoptic Reporting Demonstration (Detailed)

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Dr. Jeremy Theal, CMIO and Gastroenterologist, North York General Hospital demonstrates a gastroscopy synoptic reporting template used to complete the clinical documentation required for a gastroscopy procedure.

Gastroscopy Synoptic Reporting Demonstration (Simplified)

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Dr. Jeremy Theal, CMIO and Gastroenterologist, North York General Hospital demonstrates a gastroscopy synoptic reporting template used to complete the clinical documentation required for a gastroscopy procedure.

Darcy Marciniuk’s Story: Improving Patient Care

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7 April 2016 As Medical Director of the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program, Dr. Darcy Marciniuk says digital health has tremendous potential to improve patient care.

Donna Goodridge’s Story: Better Care for Patients with Chronic Diseases

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7 April 2016 Donna Goodridge managed a remote patient monitoring program for the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program. She says this telehomecare initiative offers tremendous benefits to patients who have chronic...

Dana and Brittany’s Story: The Benefits of Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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7 April 2016 Dana Higgins and Brittany Kachur are nurses in the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program who provided care to patients in a remote patient monitoring program, known in some parts of the country as...

Wendy’s Story: Living Well with Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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7 April 2016 Wendy is an artist in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She says telehomecare (remote patient monitoring) is a “Godsend” that provides people like her with the care and support they need, in their...

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