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  • The Benefits of e-Prescribing

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    e-Prescribing is the secure electronic transmission of a prescription from a prescriber to a patient’s pharmacy. Canada Health Infoway is developing a secure, patient directed electronic end-to-end e-prescribing solution called PrescribeIT.

  • Kimberly’s Story: Reducing Medication Errors

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    As a community pharmacist, the ability to see her patient’s lab results through an electronic health record helped Kimberly identify the dosage prescribed was too strong for her patient.

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

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    Instant access to patient records, medications and hospital visits allows him to see the right information at the right time, keeping patients safer.

  • 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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    Digital health facilitates communications between his doctor and pharmacist and means more convenience for him.

  • e-Visits. Where the Only Thing You’ll Catch is Your Doctor.

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    Sometimes a patient only has a quick question or needs a prescription renewal that does not require and in-person visit with their doctor. e-Visits enable them to skip the doctor’s office when a face-to-face visit isn’t required. Our ad explores the...

  • Blog Post: eRx Facilitates Safer Care, Better Health Outcomes

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    The simple act of replacing a paper or faxed prescription with an electronic prescription that arrives at the pharmacy before you do comes with many benefits, including improved patient safety and better health outcomes.

  • Digital Health at Work in Canadian Hospitals

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    From bar codes that ensure patients get the correct medication to clinical decision support tools to hospital information systems, digital health is an integral part of Canadian hospitals. It helps provide authorized staff with timely information about...

  • Patient Safety Statistics in Canada

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    22 October 2015

    Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s fact sheet about patient safety statistics in Canada.

  • 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...

  • 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: The Surprising Fact About Patient Safety in Canada and What We Can Do to Improve It

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    At Infoway we believe that technology and digital health innovation play a significant role in improving patient safety. According to a 2012 survey, 93% of physicians said electronic medical records (EMRs) allow them to provide improved care

  • Blog Post: Canada’s first Digital Health Week celebrates milestones and engages Canadians to think about digital health

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    We’ve seen profound progress in the implementation of digital health solutions in Canada, and the inaugural Digital Health Week is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact that technology is having on improving health and healthcare for Canadians.

  • 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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