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  • Donna Goodridge’s Story: Better Care for Patients with Chronic Diseases

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    Donna Goodridge managed a remote patient monitoring program for the Saskatoon Health Region’s LiveWell Chronic Disease Management COPD Program. She says this telehomecare initiative offers tremendous benefits to patients who have chronic diseases.

  • 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. Alan Barkun – Testimonial

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    Director of the Division of Gastroenterology in McGill University and at the McGill University Health Centre. My involvement with digital health is twofold: first, as a Gastroenterologist; and second, as the McGill University Health Centre's Medical...

  • Dr. Alex Summers’s Story: Making Informed Decisions

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    As a resident at St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. Alex Summers uses electronic medical records in the emergency department, allowing him to more efficiently communicate with colleagues, make better informed decisions and keep track of patients’ care.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Dr. Kendall Ho's Story: Treatment in Emergency Situations

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    Hear Dr. Kendall Ho give an example of how secure, instant access to a patient's health information in an emergency, provides a comprehensive patient picture that helps health care providers deliver treatment.

  • 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. 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. Matthew Chow’s Story: Access to Care through Telepsychiatry

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    Public investments in digital health have quite literally made my career as an e-Health leader. When I started my medical training, something as simple as video chatting was choppy and more of a gimmick than an effective communication tool. I entered...

  • Dr. Tunji Fatoye's Story: Improving Patient Safety

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    Dr. Fatoye uses a secure electronic system that allows authorized health care providers to access the right patient information at the right time. Hear his story and how it's helping his patients.

  • 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...

  • From Paper to Digital: Childhood Immunization Records

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    The Panorama public health surveillance tool has given Holly Tronson, from Westbank First Nation in British Columbia, the reassurance of knowing that her children's immunization records are available digitally and can be retrieved easily and quickly by...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Heather's Story: Accessing Care in a Remote Community

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    Watch how Heather and her son Nicky are connecting with specialized medical care hundreds of kilometres away through videoconferencing.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

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