All posts by Shelagh Maloney

VP, Consumer Health, Communications and Evaluation Services at Canada Health Infoway

Infoway Partnership Conference to emphasize access to digital health for Canadians, cybersecurity

Digital health advancement has been at the forefront of the annual Infoway Partnership Conference, which serves as a forum for knowledge exchange, debate and discussion. In the past, the conference emphasized modernizing the health care system by moving from paper to digital as the medium to record and exchange patient information. Today, interoperable systems that … Continue reading Infoway Partnership Conference to emphasize access to digital health for Canadians, cybersecurity

Remote Patient Monitoring: Less ER, more peace-of-mind

Three years after the release of a pan-Canadian study about Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) commissioned by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), Nancy Huyck from Dorchester, Ontario credits the innovation with keeping her away from the emergency room (ER). “I used to go to the walk-in clinic or the ER at least once a month,” says the … Continue reading Remote Patient Monitoring: Less ER, more peace-of-mind

The case for the connected patient

“Patient engagement is the blockbuster drug of the century.” – Leonard Kish Many have heard this quote and similar sentiments in recent years. There is no question that the health industry has (finally) recognized the contribution that patients make when they are active and informed members of their care team. And research is bearing this out. … Continue reading The case for the connected patient

What Prime Minister Trudeau and e-Health have in Common

As I put proverbial pen to paper to write this column, Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is preparing to meet with her provincial/territorial counterparts to begin discussions regarding a new Health Accord for Canada. The negotiation of a new Accord after the last one expired in 2014 is one of many examples of changes in Ottawa … Continue reading What Prime Minister Trudeau and e-Health have in Common