Better Health Together – Canada Health Infoway: New Survey Reveals Canadians Want Access to Digital Health Tools – 23 October 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics, Patient Participation | Tags: |

Better Health Together – Canada Health Infoway: New Survey Reveals Canadians Want Access to Digital Health Tools – 23 October 2013

“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).

Other key findings from the Harris/Decima report include:

86 per cent of Canadians agree that digital health will provide health information to a care team in an emergency situation
86 per cent of Canadians believe it is important that their doctors use electronic medical records
90 per cent of Canadians who access their own health information online describe the experience as positive

Every day, more of Canada’s health care system goes digital. It’s a private, secure and effective way to make health care better, for all of us. Today, patients like Alexa Thompson use digital health to help manage their care and wellness.”

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Opportunities for Action: A Pan-Canadian Digital Health Strategic Plan – Canada Health Infoway – 26 June 2013

Posted on June 28, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Opportunities for Action: A Pan-Canadian Digital Health Strategic Plan – Canada Health Infoway – 26 June 2013

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

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.

“This refreshed strategic plan was developed by Canadians, for Canadians,” said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Infoway. “It represents how digital health is evolving in step with the health care system to meet the needs of Canadians, and sets out how Infoway and our jurisdictional partners can focus on improving the patient experience through digital health solutions.”

The strategic plan was developed in consultation with more than 500 Canadians, clinicians, government and health care administrators, national associations and digital health vendors, who were asked to identify priorities that health IT could best support. Six broad themes emerged describing health care priorities over the next several years, and from these themes, five opportunities for action were developed:

■Bring care closer to home
■Provide easier access
■Support new models of care
■Improve patient safety
■Enable a high-performing health system

Much of Infoway’s work over the past decade has concentrated on digital health investments in electronic health records and point-of-care systems for clinicians. These include solutions that securely house critical data including patient drug information, diagnostic images and lab test results, resulting in billions of dollars in health system efficiencies, improvements in access, and gains in quality of care.”

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Drug Information Systems – report from Canada Health Infoway – 6 October 2010

Posted on October 8, 2010. Filed under: Health Informatics, Pharmacy | Tags: |

Drug Information Systems to generate $436 million in benefits in 2010
October 6, 2010 (Toronto, ON)

Drug Information Systems
Canada Health Infoway’s Drug Information Systems (DIS) investment program supports jurisdictional projects that will result in interoperable systems that enable authorized health care providers to access, manage, share and safeguard patients’ medication histories.

For each prescription, a DIS will check for allergy alerts and drug-to-drug interactions against a complete medication profile. These systems will dramatically reduce the number of adverse drug reactions by providing physicians and pharmacists with information to support appropriate and accurate prescribing and dispensing.

Executive summary

Full report

Press release

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Making health information work better for Canadians – Corporate Business Plan 2009 / 2010

Posted on July 3, 2009. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

Making health information work better for Canadians – Corporate Business Plan 2009 / 2010

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