Digital imaging has been a significant step forward in digital health care innovation

When I talk with family and friends, I am able to share a lot of information with them about the progress that has been made in digital health in Canada. Thanks to Digital Health Week shining the spotlight on this progress, Canadians who might not have been “in the know” are now able to start their own conversations about the impact that digital health is having on their lives, and the promise it holds for the future. Continue reading

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Why Interoperability? Why Now?

We often talk about digital health as a journey.  A fully digital health system in Canada is coming together albeit with lots of starts and stops on the way.  We, the professionals engaged in the journey, alternate between enthusiasm and fatigue.  The complexity of connecting systems together, sharing information across organization boundaries while adhering to all organization policies, supporting clinical practice and maintaining the utmost respect for the patient, is not a trivial challenge. Continue reading

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Clinicians in Training: Nurses in Training Project in Review

Next year will mark 40 years since I graduated from nursing school eager to start my first new job as a registered nurse working in my home town. Much has changed for the nursing profession in the past 40 years, including the advent of digital health. Always eager to take advantage of enabling technology to support professional practice, I’ve developed a certain amount of expertise in this area. Continue reading

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Sustainable change management requires an effective change leader

After 15+ years leading change in health care across Western Canada and the U.S., I believe change management is misunderstood. People underestimate the impact a good change management strategy can have on the success of an initiative. Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap on Digital Health Week

Today is the final day of Digital Health Week, and we’ve had a fantastic time celebrating all the great strides that have been made by Canadians to implement digital health solutions. What a week it has been! Continue reading

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The results are in for the Public Health Social Media Campaign

In the words of our President and CEO, Michael Green, “in today’s digital world, there are many ways to deliver a message”. When I worked in Public Health [a few years back], I was always an advocate for using digital health.  Back then, social media was not yet on the radar.  That said, it is inspiring to see that public health organizations from across Canada have embraced this innovative way of reaching their audience.  Continue reading

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Digital Health Week: Thank you to our supporters

We’re now halfway through #digitalhealthweek so this is a great time to extend thanks to the storytellers and national organizations that are supporting this initiative. At its essence, #digitalhealthweek is about celebrating the stories, the people, and the partners who are helping move digital health forward by sharing their experiences and showcasing the benefits of digital health. Continue reading

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You’re Invited to a Tweet Chat! Digital Health Transforming the Patient Experience

Here at Infoway we live and breathe digital health. We spend our days working with our many supporting organizations and other partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Continue reading

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Canada’s first Digital Health Week celebrates milestones and engages Canadians to think about digital health

This month, Infoway is partnering with 18 leading healthcare organizations to launch Canada’s very first Digital Health Week, taking place November 10 to 14, 2014. We’ve seen profound progress in the implementation of digital health solutions in Canada, and the inaugural Digital Health Week is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact that technology is having on improving health and healthcare for Canadians. Continue reading

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Digital health is transforming my experience as a patient

Given that next week is Digital Health Week, I’ve been putting some thought around digital health and how it impacts my day-to-day life. Specifically, “what’s the value” and “how significant has the impact been?” Continue reading

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