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  • Blog Post: A Look Back at Digital Health Week

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    Thanks to all who participated in Digital Health Week (Nov. 14-20)! The event was very successful in sparking conversations with Canadians about how digital health is empowering them in moving from patients to partners in their care. Collectively we...

  • Blog Post: Bridging Distances through Telehealth

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    Geography doesn’t have to be a factor anymore in the level of care a patient receives, and that’s both good for patients and the health care system.

  • 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: Can a Simple App Improve the Patient-Provider Relationship?

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    For anyone managing a chronic or life threatening condition, the value of investing time and effort in managing and understanding their health information is clear – poor or incomplete data can have a significant negative effect on their health. But the...

  • 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: Canadians are Embracing Digital Health

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    Canadians are no strangers to the virtual world, with a Canadian user visiting an average of 3,731 pages every month. It's no surprise, then that Canadians also head online for health information, and, in fact, 72 per cent of family physicians refer...

  • Blog Post: Cancer Led Me to Digital Health and I Haven’t Looked Back Since

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    I had never heard of digital health when a routine colonoscopy led to a devastating cancer diagnosis in January 2008. By the time I was declared cancer free seven years later, I was not only an avid user of digital health, I wouldn’t dream of giving it...

  • Blog Post: Clinicians-in-Training Program Prepares Pharmacists for Digital Environments

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    As an educator and the Executive Director of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) – the national voice for academic pharmacy in Canada — I have been able to experience the ongoing growth of digital health innovation in education,...

  • Blog Post: Digital Health Is Transforming My Experience as a Patient

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    The ability to better track my health and wellness as a core member of my care team is paramount.

  • Blog Post: Digital Health Week: Thank You to Our Supporters

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    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.

  • Blog Post: e-Booking: A Relatively Simple Concept that Can Make a Big Difference (Part 1 of 2)

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    When it comes to digital health, sometimes a small change can make a big difference — and this is the case with e-booking. A recent white paper released by Canada Health Infoway studies the benefits of e-booking for both clinics and patients.

  • Blog Post: e-Booking: A Relatively Simple Concept that Can Make a Big Difference (Part 2 of 2)

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    e-Booking solutions can let patients book their own appointments, in a matter of seconds and at their own convenience.

  • Blog Post: e-Visits: A natural evolution of the doctor’s visit?

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    The technology to have e-visits with patients clearly exits, so what’s holding things up? This blog post examines some of the challenges.

  • 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.

  • 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: eRx Facilitates Safer Care, Better Health Outcomes

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    The simple act of replacing a paper or faxed prescription with an electronic prescription that arrives at the pharmacy before you do comes with many benefits, including improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

  • Blog Post: Even Better Health Together!

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    The Better Health Together campaign was launched last year to raise the level of awareness among Canadians about the benefits of digital health.

  • 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: Has Anyone Asked the Patient?

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    Patients’ needs are as important as clinicians’ needs when it comes to digital health, so the question remains, has anyone asked patients what they want. The answer is, “YES!”

  • Blog Post: Home Is Where the Care Is

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    Comfort can be derived from being at home among loved ones and familiar surroundings. It seems only natural that Canadians would want to be able to enjoy the comforts and benefits of home during their health care journey

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