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  • 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...

  • Whiteboard Animation: Saving Time with Digital Health Tools

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    A new whiteboard animation examines findings from a Conference Board of Canada report that looked into how much time people could save if they had access to digital health.

  • Blog Post: Paper Examines Gap Between Desire for and Use of Digital Consumer Health Solution

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    Eight in ten Canadians want online access to their personal health information. Four per cent have it. We took those statistics as our starting point for investigating the current use of consumer health solutions, as well as enablers and barriers to...

  • Blog Post: Personalizing Health Systems Through Digital Health

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    A recent paper by Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, “It’s All About Me: The Personalization of Health Systems” discusses the importance of personalizing health systems.

  • Blog Post: e-Booking: A Relatively Simple Concept that Can Make a Big Difference (Part 1 of 2)

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    When it comes to digital health, sometimes a small change can make a big difference — and this is the case with e-booking. A recent white paper released by Canada Health Infoway studies the benefits of e-booking for both clinics and patients.

  • Blog Post: e-Booking: A Relatively Simple Concept that Can Make a Big Difference (Part 2 of 2)

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    e-Booking solutions can let patients book their own appointments, in a matter of seconds and at their own convenience.

  • Blog Post: Infographic Examines Benefits of e-Booking for Patients, Clinics

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    Giving patients the ability to e-book their own medical appointments can benefit both patients and clinicians.

  • 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: New Study Finds the Benefits of e-Booking

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    e-Booking offers patients convenience while increasing productivity for health care providers.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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: Digital Health Is Transforming My Experience as a Patient

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    The ability to better track my health and wellness as a core member of my care team is paramount.

  • Blog Post: EMR Adoption and Patient Empowerment among Top Digital Health Successes for 2014

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    2014 will be remembered as the year the patient movement really gained significant traction. Electronic medical record adoption also increased, with 77 per cent of Canadian primary care physicians using community based EMRs.

  • Blog Post: What Would You Do with More Time?

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    Canadians could save millions of hours a year if they had more access to digital health tools, but only one in 10 Canadians currently has access to patient services online, such as e-booking, accessing test results or e-visits.

  • 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...

  • Saving You Time with Digital Health

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    Without the need for travel, or waiting in an office to see a health care provider, digital health innovations are providing modern conveniences and saving Canadians time. Here are some examples: Book an appointment – Schedule an appointment online to...


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