Embracing Digital Innovation

Technology is helping to transform health care across the country, and that means people have more tools available to them in managing their own health and communicating with health care providers. To help highlight the progress Canada has already made, we are sharing real stories from Canadians who have firsthand experience with digital health solutions such as e-mental health, remote patient monitoring, patient portals and more.


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John and Jane's Story: e-Mental Health Solution Supports Patients

Meet Ontario patients John and Jane who share their experience using an e-mental health solution called Big White Wall. The solution provides online support and resources that patients can use 24/7. Big White Wall is an Infoway-sponsored project conducted by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN).

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Heather's Story: Managing Gestational Diabetes Remotely

Meet Heather from Montreal, Quebec, who was part of an Infoway-funded telehomecare project that not only enabled her to take on a more active role in the management of her gestational diabetes, it allowed her to do so remotely, which meant fewer medical appointments.

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Dr. Dylan Blacquiere’s Story: Making the Health Care System Accessible

As a stroke neurologist, digital health has allowed Dr. Dylan Blacquiere to offer the same kind of expertise to patients who live in remote communities as he could to those in his local hospital. Providing expertise to remote patients allows them to receive better care and experience better outcomes.

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Dr. Leo Picard’s Story: Connecting with Patients Remotely

Dr. Leo Picard, a rheumatologist in Moncton, New Brunswick, implemented video consulting in his practice in order to provide timely care and follow-up consultations to his patients in remote areas.

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Heather's Story: Accessing Care in a Remote Community

Watch how Heather and her son Nicky are connecting with specialized medical care hundreds of kilometres away through video conferencing.

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Judith’s Story: Improving Treatment in Emergency Situations

Judith discusses how accessing her health information electronically helped saved her life when she needed emergency medical attention while travelling.

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Kimberly’s Story: Reducing Medication Errors

As a community pharmacist, Kimberly uses digital health to obtain critical patient information. Learn how access to lab results prevented Kimberly from prescribing the wrong medication to a patient.

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Sean’s Story: Providing Targeted Care

As an Alberta Health Services paramedic, Sean explains how digital health allows him to provide more targeted care. Learn how having access to MedicAlert Digital Health Records helped Sean give the best care possible to a 17-year-old having a seizure on public transit.