Information has always been central to good health and health care, but its importance increases as the complexity of care teams, patterns of care, and health systems grows. Effective use of digital solutions and analytics offers the potential to inform individuals' own health choices, clinical and health system decisions, and health policy - with dividends in terms of improvements in the patient experience, access to care, quality of health services, and productivity.
CLEARING THE PATH TO MARKET
Overview of the work of Ontario's Health Innovation Brokers
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE & CYBERSECURITY
LEARNINGS FROM OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGES
What was learned from the first ten ImagineNation challenges, plus resources for those interested in open innovation.
UNDERSTANDING AND OPTIMIZING THE VALUE OF DIGITAL HEALTH
This brief on the value of digital health in Ontario was prepared for Ed Clark's report on the province's digital health assets.
DIGITAL DRIVERS IN A LEARNING HEALTH SYSTEM
This commentary discusses the relationship between research innovation, digital health, and health system transformation.
Compare 38 countries on benchmarks related to primary care EMR use, health information exchange, telehealth, and patient online services.
WHAT CLINICIANS SAY ABOUT EHRs
Study summarizing surveys of clinicians and other users on the value of connected electronic health records in 6 provinces/territories.
PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES
There are significant gaps between the desire for and use of consumer health solutions. This article explores the current situation, as well as key enablers and barriers to their use in Canada. A follow-up article responds to a series of related commentaries and looks ahead.
PATIENT ACCESS TO LAB RESULTS ONLINE
How do comprehension, anxiety, and other effects compare for British Columbia patients who did and did not access test results online? This 2015 article presents survey results.
Preparing the next generation of clinicians to practice in the digital age is the focus of this 2015 article, outlining the approach being taken by faculties of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.