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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....

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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: 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: 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.

  • 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. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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