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Mihealth system gains Infoway certification

TORONTO – Canada Health Infoway announced that mihealth, an application for consumers, has achieved Infoway certification. Mihealth consists of a personalized web portal where patients can enter, track and access their health data such as drug histories, lab test results, allergies and other vital information.

Patients can also download an optional smartphone application to display their health information when needed.

The application will receive the Infoway certification mark, which demonstrates Mihealth Global Systems Inc.’s leadership and commitment to national standards and best practices.

“Mihealth is about securely placing valuable health information in the hands of patients so they can stay informed about their health,” said Dr. Wendy Graham (pictured), CEO, Mihealth Global Systems Inc. “It will also improve the traditional patient-physician healthcare experience and transform it into a more dynamic two-way relationship where the patient is much more engaged in the healthcare process.”

“I congratulate Mihealth Global Systems Inc. for having their mihealth consumer health application successfully complete the Infoway certification process,” said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Infoway. “The mihealth application was assessed to show that it complies with national privacy and security requirements.”

“Patients want to have greater roles in managing their wellness, as well as their chronic diseases, and having ready access to their own medical information is essential,” said Dr. Kevin J. Leonard, Founder and Executive Director, Patient Destiny. “Knowing that the mihealth app has been certified by Infoway will go a long way to reassure Canadians that the system complies with national privacy and security standards. And this is particularly important to both physicians and patients.”

Infoway Certification Services provides a national process to certify trusted, standards-based health information solutions. It offers pre-implementation certification for the following technology classes:

• Consumer Health Application
• Consumer Health Platform
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Drug Information System
• Electronic Medical Record
• Immunization Registry
• Client Registry
• Provider Registry

About Mihealth Global Systems Inc.
Mihealth Global Systems Inc. is a Canadian company founded in 2009 by Dr. Wendy Graham, a long-time advocate of medical reform. Powered by Diversinet, the company’s mihealth application provides patients with secure online access to their physician-validated health information so they can take better control of their health and wellness. The application, which can be accessed through smartphones and tablets, enhances two-way communication between patients and physicians.

About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of information and communications technology projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will help foster a more modern and sustainable healthcare system for all Canadians.

Posted November 3, 2011