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Alexa's Story: Patient Empowerment

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Digital health allows Alexa to access her test results online, enabling her to feel like a partner in her own care.

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 important because they give her access to the most pertinent information when patients aren’t able to properly communicate for themselves.

Brian's Story: e-Prescribing

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Digital health facilitates communications between his doctor and pharmacist and means more convenience for him.

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.

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 the care 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. Digital health enables the multiple health care providers to see a...

Cheryl-Anne's Story: Becoming an Informed Patient

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The ability to access her health record helped Cheryl-Anne become a full, participating and engaged patient and helped her reduce her anxiety in her battle against cancer.

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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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. Kendall Ho's Story: Treatment in Emergency Situations

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The ability to access a patient’s electronic record online helped Dr. Ho better understand the medical problems his patient was facing.

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...

Dr. Tunji Fatoye's Story: Improving Patient Safety

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Instant access to patient records, medications and hospital visits allows him to see the right information at the right time, keeping patients safer.

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: 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.

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.

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 health care professionals to collaborate and provide the best care possible for Canadians.

Kimberly’s Story: Reducing Medication Errors

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As a community pharmacist, the ability to see her patient’s lab results through an electronic health record helped Kimberly identify the dosage prescribed was too strong for her patient.

Marie-France’s Story: Confidence with Remote Patient Care

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Marie-France is able to connect with health care team for regular monitoring, without the need for travel through remote patient care digital health services. It helps her and her family confidently manage her complex chronic condition, and has avoided...

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.

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.

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 heart disease, Brian has changed his attitude, lifestyle and approach to living. Take the Heart and Stroke Foundation's...

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. To learn more,...

Monique and Dr Marie-Andrée Fortin’s Story: Improving Efficiency

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Her doctor’s ability to quickly access her information through her digital health record gives Monique confidence as a patient. For her doctor, it means there is no digging through paper files, increasing efficiency at their practice.

Heather's Story: Accessing Care in a Remote Community

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Telehealth helps Heather and her son Nicky connect with specialized medical care hundreds of kilometers away through videoconferencing.

Alexa's Story: Working in Partnership with Your Health Provider

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Alexa uses digital health to manage her health in partnership with her health care team. Digital health enables her to not only see her health information, but to enter her own data. Find out more about her story.

Dr. Leo Picard’s Story: Connecting with Patient Remotely

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Dr. Leo Picard, a rheumatologist in Moncton, New Brunswick, implemented video consulting in his practice in order to provide timely care and follow-up consultations to his patients in remote areas.

Dr. Dylan Blacquiere’s Story: Making the Health Care System Accessible

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As a stroke neurologist, digital health has allowed Dr. Dylan Blacquiere to offer the same kind of expertise to patients who live in remote communities as he could to those in his local hospital. Providing expertise to remote patients allows them to...

Innovation in Health Care

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Learn how innovations in health care are working to improve your life.

The Benefits of e-Prescribing

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e-Prescribing is the secure electronic transmission of a prescription from a prescriber to a patient’s pharmacy. Canada Health Infoway is developing a secure, patient directed electronic end-to-end e-prescribing solution called PrescribeIT.

Digital Health Week Forum: State of Digital Health Presentation

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Part 1 of 2 of the Digital Health Week Forum webcast from November 15, 2016, sponsored by Orion Health...

Digital Health Week Forum: Perspectives on Digital Health Panel

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Part 2 of 2 of the Digital Health Week Forum webcast from November 15, 2016, sponsored by Orion Health...

2016 Infoway Partnership Conference Leadership Session: Are We Meeting the Health Care Needs of Canadians? Presentation

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Digital Health Week Patient Advisors Jillianne Code, Brian Penner and Sara Kearly join moderator Shelagh Maloney...

Nancy's Story: Remote Patient Monitoring: Keeping Patients at Home

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Nancy is enrolled in a Community Paramedicine Program that provides digital health tools in the homes of patients so they can measure their vitals such as blood pressure, weight and oxygen levels. The information is sent to Emergency Medical Services in...

Nathalie's Story: e-Consultation Tool Improves Access to Care for Gatineau Woman

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Digital health is improving access to care for many Canadians, including Nathalie Achim, from Gatineau, Quebec. In this video, Ms. Achim explains how a recent medical issue that required the input of a specialist was resolved quickly and she didn’t need...

Heather's Story: Managing Gestational Diabetes Remotely

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Meet Heather from Montreal, Quebec, who was part of an Infoway-funded telehomecare project that not only enabled her to take on a more active role in the management of her gestational diabetes, it allowed her to do so remotely, which meant fewer medical...

Toni's Story: Digital Access to Health Information Saves Time

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Meet Toni, a busy mom from Duncan, British Columbia, who accesses her family’s medical information securely online through the Closing the Circle of Care project, which provides patients with digital access to their health information, while honouring...

John and Jane's Story: e-Mental Health Solution Supports Patients

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Meet Ontario patients John and Jane who share their experience using an e-mental health solution called Big White Wall. The solution provides online support and resources that patient s can use 24/7. Big White Wall is an Infoway-sponsored project...

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