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  • 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...

  • Blog Post: Camryn’s Story: EMRs Enable Care Teams to More Easily Find Her Information

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    Since the implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR), Camryn’s care team can more easily find the information they are looking for and quickly share it with their colleagues.

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

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    Greg Price was a young man who died in 2012 after spending much of the previous year navigating a disconnected health care system.

  • Blog Post: EMRs Can Save You from Constantly Repeating your Medical History

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    It has sometimes felt as though the onus for remembering quality information concerning my health was singularly on me. This responsibility is well and good when I’m an active and able patient, but what happens if I am unable to advocate for myself?

  • Blog Post: The Surprising Fact About Patient Safety in Canada and What We Can Do to Improve It

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    At Infoway we believe that technology and digital health innovation play a significant role in improving patient safety. According to a 2012 survey, 93% of physicians said electronic medical records (EMRs) allow them to provide improved care

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

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    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.

  • Blog Post: EMR Adoption and Patient Empowerment among Top Digital Health Successes for 2014

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    2014 will be remembered as the year the patient movement really gained significant traction. Electronic medical record adoption also increased, with 77 per cent of Canadian primary care physicians using community based EMRs.

  • Sheilagh’s Story: Continuity of Care

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    I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. The computerized process used in my treatment, rather than feeling cold and impersonal, resulted in empathetic care. I swiped a card and filled out a questionnaire at the beginning of every visit. As a...

  • Accessing Accurate Information through EHRs

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    Electronic health records (EHRs) can help your health care provider make a timelier and better informed diagnosis by having easy access to a comprehensive picture of your health history. Think Digital Health isn’t Making a Difference? Think Again....

  • Accuracy and Convenience

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    Digital health increases accuracy and convenience by limiting human error and making it easier for Canadians to access health care services. One example is e-Prescribing — the secure, electronic creation and transmission of a prescriptions. It improves...

  • Treatment in Emergency Situations

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    Timely access to your health information by emergency department staff and first responders who aren’t familiar with your medical history ensures you and your loved ones receive appropriate and informed care in an emergency situation. The ability to...

  • Confidence and Collaboration

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    Often, patients dealing with a medical condition see multiple health care providers, including trips to the emergency department, visits with specialists and regular check-ins with their family doctor, to name just a few. Co-ordinating care between...

  • Progress in Canada

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    Canada has made tremendous progress over the past 10-plus years in increasing the availability and use of digital health solutions.

  • Benefits of Digital Health

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    Digital health helps deliver better access to care, better quality of care and more efficient care, for patients and clinicians. It provides better access to care through solutions such as telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

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