What’s Hiding in your Data?

We at Infoway, and a few of our partners, had some nagging questions about our healthcare system.  Questions for which we needed answers, but didn’t have them:  duplication rates for tests and exams, follow-up rates for abnormal tests, or the impact of prompt discharge summaries on re-admission.  I would imagine many of you have unanswered questions, too. Continue reading

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Successes and Lesson Learned; e-Booking Initiative Participants

The benefits of electronic patient appointment booking (“e-booking”) seem to be straightforward and easy to anticipate for patients. Compared to conventional appointment scheduling, e-booking is convenient, saves time and can result in improved patient and provider satisfaction. Generally speaking, once a practice has begun to use an e-booking solution, their patients and staff cannot imagine ever going back. Continue reading

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Cancer led me to digital health and I haven’t looked back since

National Cancer Survivors Day is June 7.  As a cancer survivor, I am marking this a special day by sharing my story of how digital health helped me throughout my cancer journey. Continue reading

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Telehealth saves Dr. Picard’s patients from hours of travel

No one likes taking time from their busy lives to go to the doctor’s office. Imagine if that trip required hours of travel? Worse still, imagine making that trip while dealing with pain and mobility issues caused by arthritis — all for a simple follow-up. These are the issues many of Dr. Léo Picard’s patients have to deal with, and this is why he uses telehealth. Continue reading

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Improving the Quality of patient care in Canada through clinical interoperability

Authored by: Dr. Peter Rossos, CMIO & Gastroenterologist, UHN and Trevor Hodge, Executive Vice President, Canada Health Infoway CMIO & Gastroenterologist, UHN                           There is no doubt that we have made great strides in Canada on increasing adoption and use of digital health systems.  Surveys are now showing that more than 250,000 Canadian healthcare professionals currently depend on access to electronic health information from outside their organizations to make treatment decisions. Continue reading

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What would you do with more time?

Couldn’t we all use a little more time in the day? More time for family … more time for fun? I know I could and I know I’m not alone. Continue reading

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What to Expect at e-Health 2015

One of the very last events of the 2014 eHealth Conference in Vancouver last year was a meeting of the 2015 Conference Steering Committee to start planning for this year’s conference. It’s hard to believe that the year has gone by so quickly and that e-Health 2015 is now just weeks away. Like anything that has been in the works for months, it’s exciting to watch the plans come together. Continue reading

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It’s Time to GET LOUD about Mental Health in the Workplace

Only a third of those who need mental health services in Canada actually receive them, which is why the theme of this year’s annual Mental Health Week, “GET LOUD,” is appropriate. Continue reading

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Remote patient care = fewer hospital stays

Remote patient care (RPC) is just one digital health innovation that is transforming the delivery of health care in Canada. Infoway recently released a new whiteboard animation that explores the benefits of RPC (also known as remote patient monitoring or RPM), and the benefits are many. Continue reading

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Infoway launched a new website last month

Infoway launched a new website last month. Built from the ground up, the new site features enhanced user experience, easier navigation and comprehensive search. And as many people prefer to surf on their smartphones and tablets these days, we’ve also built the website to be responsive. Please check it out and tell us what you think! Continue reading

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