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  • 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.

  • Kathryn’s Story: Making Care Accessible

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    Deaf people and people with severe hearing loss are 4% of the population, but health care systems are persistently inaccessible to us. (Even when we are good lipreaders and go in person to a clinical setting, many times they put on masks!!) When there...

  • Kathy’s Story: Becoming Engaged in Your Care

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    I became an ardent fan of health IT earlier this year. I believe a routine mammogram saved my life. With no family history of cancer, I was shocked when I was told that the radiologist saw something on the mammogram. I felt like I was hit by a bus. I...

  • Kevin’s Story: Empowerment through Patient Portals

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    From my first breath, to my childhood bout with pneumonia, to a brain scan while working in Japan, to regular check-ups back here in Vancouver, I've had many medical tests done on me all my life. The sad thing is nearly all my medical history has been...

  • Kimberly’s Story: Reducing Medication Errors

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    As a community pharmacist, Kimberly uses digital health to obtain critical patient information. Learn how access to lab results prevented Kimberly from prescribing the wrong medication to a 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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’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.Learn how having access to MedicAlert Digital Health Records helped Sean give the best care possible to a 17-year-old having a seizure on...

  • Sheilagh’s Story: Continuity of Care

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    I was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. The computerized process used in my treatment, rather than feeling cold and impersonal, resulted in empathetic care. I swiped a card and filled out a questionnaire at the beginning of every visit. As a...

  • 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...

  • Tracie’s Story: Gaining Support through an Online Community

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    On July 15th, 2012 I lost my partner of 23 years to bladder cancer on what was to be our wedding day. The following day my mom, the other closest person in my life was hospitalized and I lost her less than two months later. With few family members or...

  • Trevor’s Story: Streamlining Communication

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    My father was diagnosed with a terminal multiforme glioblastoma tumour in April of 2012. The diagnosing, hospital visits, chemotherapy, radiation, MRIs and all other tests were overwhelming in the beginning. So much information was being thrown our way...

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