Together, let’s #ThinkDigitalHealth

Nov. 16-22

Digital Health Week (November 16-22, 2020) is an annual celebration and recognition of how digital health is transforming the delivery of care across Canada as more and more of our health care system becomes digital.

In a turbulent 2020, we have shown we are resilient and innovative. Adoption of digital health tools — from virtual consultations to new apps to access to your personal health information — has accelerated. As a result, people across the country have been able to access the care that they need, and digital health will continue to play an important role in a brighter future.  

Digital Health Week 2020 is the time for Canadians to celebrate this progress and show their support for digital health. We invite Canadians to join the conversation, continue learning about digital health tools, share their experiences, and put forward new ideas that will keep our country healthy.

Join the Digital Health Week conversation and share your story. #ThinkDigitalHealth.

Digital Health Week Events

Some facts about digital health

$

35

B

in benefits from digital health investments since 2007.

1

in 3

visits with health care providers are now virtual

83

%

satisfaction rate among Canadians who use virtual care services.

86

%

of primary care physicians use EMRs.

Has digital health helped you or your family? Share your story!

Making a difference

Digital health can improve the quality of life for Canadians living with chronic conditions, and this is just what it did for Joy. A remote patient monitoring (telehomecare) program enabled her to get her diabetes under control, decrease her medication consumption, lower her blood pressure and start walking without a cane.

Three ways digital health is transforming care

Access to personal health information

Access to personal health information

Access to lab results and personal health information helps you better manage your health and wellness.

Faster, more efficient care

Faster, more efficient care

Digital health enables your health care team to access your complete health information, which saves time, reduces duplicate tests, and leads to better patient care decisions.

Virtual visits

Virtual visits

Digital health enables you to connect with your doctor remotely, which improves convenience, and reduces the need to travel and take time off work.

Working together, Canadians, health care practitioners and industry can transform health care.

Join the movement