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  • Aaron’s Story: Saving Time Through e-Booking

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    In this video provided by the University of British Columbia, Aaron is a busy student juggling many demands on his time, so he takes advantage of e-booking when he needs to make an appointment with his family doctor....

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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: 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: Going from Paper to Digital Enables Quick Access to Immunization Records

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    With some vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles making a resurgence, quick and easy access to immunization records is more important than ever before.

  • 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: Telehealth Saves Dr. Picard’s Patients from Hours of Travel

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    Dr. Léo Picard’s patients have to deal with pain and mobility issues — this is why he uses videoconferencing solution to have virtual visits with his patients.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Brian's Story: e-Prescribing

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    See how Brian benefits from his health care team's use of electronic health records — making the process of getting his prescriptions filled more efficient and streamlined.

  • 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-Anne's Story: Becoming an Informed Patient

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    Listen to Cheryl-Anne's story as she explains the benefits of digital health tools when managing her cancer journey. Digital health helped empower her as a patient by helping her keep track of a complex disease and to stay in touch with her health care...

  • 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...

  • Dana and Brittany’s Story: The Benefits of Telehomecare (Remote Patient Monitoring)

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    Dana Higgins and Brittany Kachur are nurses in the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program who provided care to patients in a remote patient monitoring program, known in some parts of the country as telehomecare. They...

  • Darcy Marciniuk’s Story: Improving Patient Care

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    As Medical Director of the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program, Dr. Darcy Marciniuk says digital health has tremendous potential to improve patient care.

  • 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.

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