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Current perspectives on interoperability challenges and solutions.

Why FHIR, Why Now?

To best utilize the capabilities of FHIR®, and to achieve the broadest possible scaling and interoperability of digital health applications, Canada Health Infoway is engaging with the Canadian health interoperability community to promote and support the strategic use of FHIR.

Infoway Partnership Retrospective – Progress is Coming

Reflecting on three positive actions that will result in progress across all of Canada for sharing of patient data.

University of Calgary research team wins award for National Guidelines for Clinical Photo Sharing and Smartphone Use

 National guidelines and best practices for mobile and smart devices are vital as the healthcare sector embraces the digital age.

SNOMED CT: Canada in action

Canadian SNOMED CT implementations are actively contributing to digital health and better patient outcomes in Canada.

SNOMED International - Global Approach to Healthcare and Standards

The development of a global language for health should be an international endeavor, utilizing the skills and efforts of experts from around the world.

FHIR is here - get cooking

The promise of easier, faster integration using a standard embraces the best traits of modern web technology is attracting a rapidly growing audience.

Consumer Viewpoints – Partnership Conference 2016

Health care experiences of Canadians and their digital health perspectives and expectations that surfaced at Infoway's 2016 Partnership Conference.

A Clinician’s Perspective: The benefits of FHIR for digital health

What does FHIR mean for physicians and patients?

Interoperability Viewpoints - Partnership Conference

Were you part of the conversation? Let social media tell the Partnership 2016 "Interoperability" story from innovation through to engagement.

A Conversation on Digital Health – Emerging Themes from Partnership 2016

This year's Partnership conference saw individuals across three themes of focus come together to further the pervasiveness of digital health through conversation, thought leadership and networking.

Partnership Conference, Tools Further Collaboration and Interoperability

Reflecting on the Infoway Partnership Conference last month, the major themes were collaboration and interoperability.

How Is Your Health Care Team or Organization LEADing The Way?

The health care industry has been slower to adopt digital technologies, but is catching up fast as digitization continues. Is your organization leading the way with patient-focused digital health?

Thoughts on e-Prescribing and Safety

It's important not to think of e-prescribing as an isolated end in itself. We really need a whole system and process built around getting medicines to patients.

Ottawa Hospital mHealth Research Team Develops ImmunizeCA App

The Ottawa Hospital mHealth Research Team will be talking about an innovative solution to help Canadians track their immunization records at the 2016 Partnership Conference.

First Nations Telehealth Expansion Project Enhances Care Delivery to Remote Communities in British Columbia

August 19, 2016

"No longer are we forgotten, we share now the same opportunities as our counterparts in the larger cities." This patient's perspective highlights the success of the First Nations Telehealth Expansion Project.

PrescribeIT Unveiled at e-Health

prescribeIT-100June 23, 2016

PrescribeIT will enable prescribers to electronically transmit a prescription to a patient’s pharmacy of choice, eliminating paper prescriptions while optimizing jurisdiction investments in their drug information systems.

Enhancing Patient Care Through Quality Data

shutchison1Sarah Hutchison
January 26, 2016

We know we still have a long way to go to realize an eHealth system that is seamlessly connected across health care settings and enables health care professionals to access the right patient information in a meaningful way, when and where it is needed.

An Increasingly Practical View for World Standards Day

Don NewshamDon Newsham
October 16, 2015

To add to the interest and focus on the common language of standards I’ve been impressed lately by several practical views and definitions of that common aspiration – the interoperability of our health information and systems.

Have Canadian clinicians reached a tipping point for Clinical Interoperability?

Rashaad BhyatDr. Rashaad Bhyat
September 10, 2015

An increasing amount of essential patient data is now available to clinicians electronically but patients and clinicians are still struggling with siloed electronic medical record systems that often do not communicate.

A clinical interoperability action plan for Canada

Michael GreenMichael Green
September 3, 2015

Widespread agreement among physicians is that the single most important determinant of their ability to deliver the best possible patient care is patient information, available to them when and where they need it.

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