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Managing Chronic Conditions

  • Alexa's Story: Patient Empowerment

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    Alexa has used digital health for the management of chronic conditions, and appreciates that through digital health, she is more empowered when working with her health care team.

  • 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.

  • Allison’s Story: Support for Parents

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    In 2007 my daughter was diagnosed with autism. Every day is a challenge for her and also for me as her parent and primary caregiver. Health information technology has had a huge impact on us. For autism caregivers, today’s digital health platforms can...

  • 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: 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

  • Blog Post: Innovations Like the Breathe App Help Those with Asthma Manage Their Condition

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    Created by the Ontario Lung Association with support from Infoway, the app helps asthma patients monitor and manage their condition.

  • Blog Post: Remote Patient Monitoring Could Improve the Quality of Life for Patients

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    Although Canada’s health care system faces many challenges ahead, there is also tremendous innovation happening that is transforming the way health care is delivered.

  • Breathe: A Canadian Asthma App

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    To help asthma patients better manage their condition, the Ontario Lung Association has developed breathe – a mobile app that helps people with asthma track their symptoms, triggers and medication usage, and provides them with an Action Plan generated...

  • Gerald’s Story: Improving Quality of Life through Telehomecare

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    In 2012, I was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe due to poor air flow. My mother had been previously diagnosed with COPD, and so I was unfortunately familiar with the...

  • 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.

  • Less Repetition of Basic Facts Means More Time for Care

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    Canadians with chronic conditions must often see multiple care providers and have many visits. Access to your medical history through digital health records ensures your health care provider has a complete picture of your history when making decisions...

  • Managing Chronic Conditions

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    For those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, digital health can make day-to-day monitoring and tracking easier. Electronic portals and apps enable patients to be a more active part of their care team and to track their condition more closely....

  • 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...

  • Monitoring Chronic Conditions from Your Home

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    Patients with complex chronic conditions are being monitored and supported by their health care providers from the comfort of their homes, reducing disruption to their daily lives. Using remote patient care technology, providers are alerted to changes...

  • Newfoundland and Labrador’s Story: Improving the Quality of Care

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    Hear from Mike Barron, President & CEO at the Newfoundland Centre for Health Information, on how providing quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers and health system decision-makers allows for more timely and complete patient...

  • Sara and Marcus’ Story

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    Marcus has type 1 diabetes and his mother Sara uses a digital health app to track his progress and send the information to his care team. Our ad explores the importance of health apps in empowering patients. Learn more about the real-life story that...

  • 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.

  • The Benefits of Digital Health

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    Digital health helps Canadians access better quality care, more efficiently. Electronic medical records help doctors and nurse practitioners manage patient difficulties, such as chronic diseases, more efficiently and effectively. Electronic health...

  • 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.

  • Tips for Selecting a Digital Health App

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    To help achieve fitness and health goals, Canadians are coming to rely on various health technologies to track their progress. With so many tools and apps available it is important to choose ones that make sense for you. Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor with...

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