All posts by Shelagh Maloney

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

e-Mental Health Solutions Can Help Beat the Winter Blues

We’re in that cold stretch that extends from the end of the holidays to the beginning of spring. The festivities are over and wonderful memories have been made but for many Canadians, the season can fuel the impact of isolation, loss of loved ones, family and budget stresses, and a host of other issues. What’s … Continue reading e-Mental Health Solutions Can Help Beat the Winter Blues

Doctor-created solution helps curb patient wait times

Nathalie Achim recently attended an office visit with her family physician who needed to be in touch with a specialist. So when her doctor called her back, she assumed it was to tell her when and where to show up for her specialist appointment. “Instead, I was told that the specialist had already provided advice, … Continue reading Doctor-created solution helps curb patient wait times

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

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