I recently participated in a podcast where we were discussing the rapid uptake of virtual care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. When one of my colleagues turned the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” into “necessity is the mother of adoption,” I thought it was very applicable to today’s situation. From the … Continue reading Canadians Are Ready to Embrace “Virtual First” in Health Care
Digital Health Week has been on our calendars since 2014, and it keeps getting bigger and better every year, thanks to you and others who continue to join in this national celebration of all things digital health. As we all know, declaring a special day, week, month or year can shine a spotlight on a … Continue reading Digital Health Week 2019: Join the Celebration!
In November 2014, Canada Health Infoway launched Digital Health Week. The impetus to choose a week to celebrate the benefits of digital health services and tools for Canadians was, frankly, an attempt to get media coverage and to augment the Better Health Together public education campaign that Infoway had launched a few weeks prior. The … Continue reading Digital Health Week: Sparking a Conversation about Digital Health
In what has become an annual tradition, Canada Health Infoway is holding a Partnership Conference during Digital Health Week, which this year is November 12-18. The Infoway Partnership Conference brings together health care leaders for two days of debate and discussion, as well as an exchange of digital health best practices. It will be held … Continue reading 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference: Driving Access to Care
For Nancy, trips to the hospital or walk-in-clinic were a regular part of life, and because of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), she would wind up in one or the other at least once a month. A telehomecare program changed that, enabling Nancy to track her vitals and, with the help of her health … Continue reading Empowering or isolating? Addressing common myths about digital health