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Infoway announces e-Connect award winners

Fraser RatchfordTORONTO – Canada Health Infoway has announced the recipients of the ImagineNation e-Connect Impact Challenge Adoption Awards. The Adoption Awards are presented to the teams whose solutions were accessed and used the most to communicate health information digitally to Canadians and authorized healthcare professionals.

Infoway announced winners in the following four categories: e-Visits, e-Request for Prescriptions Renewals or Refills, e-Reports of Services and e-Request of Services.

The awards are one component of Infoway’s e-Connect Impact Challenge, which encourages healthcare providers to improve the quality of care through digital health tools.

“The Adoption Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of teams who are using digital health solutions to help deliver better healthcare to Canadians,” said Fraser Ratchford (pictured), Group Program Director, Consumer Health and Innovation at Canada Health Infoway. “Each team’s effort contributes to a more efficient and effective healthcare system.”

e-Visits: Provides Canadians access to a private, secure and digital two-way interaction with their healthcare provider.
First place – Medeo
Second place – miDASH
Third place – Wellx

e-Request for Prescription Renewals or Refills: Allows patients to digitally request prescription renewals or refills from their healthcare provider.
First place – Community MD
Second place – miDASH

e-Reports of Services: Enables regulated clinicians to electronically provide reports about the services a patient received to other authorized care providers.
First place – ClinicalConnect
Second place – Interior Health Authority
Third place – The Oshawa Clinic

e-Requests for Services: Allows authorized healthcare providers to securely send electronic requests from one healthcare provider to another to request healthcare services for their patient.
First place – The Ottawa Hospital
Second place – The Oshawa Clinic
Third place – Otn.teledermSF

Coming up next in the Challenge:

The e-Connect Impact Challenge closes on March 31, 2015, so there’s still time to participate and qualify for other awards and incentives:

The Max Impact Award – Until March 2015, $1,000 will be awarded to the top three teams in any category who increased the number of uses of their solution the most in the previous month.

The Overall Impact Awards – Up to $400,000 is available for the top three teams in each category of the Challenge who increased the use of their solution the most throughout the Challenge period.

About the ImagineNation Challenge Series
The Infoway ImagineNation Challenges were unveiled in 2011 with a vision to inspire, provoke, and promote innovation in health and healthcare in Canada. Although each challenge is different, they all share the same ultimate goal: to improve quality of care and the patient experience using digital health. The e-Connect Impact Challenge is currently open and runs until March 31, 2015. This Challenge is encouraging health providers to digitally connect with their patients and each other. Infoway works with leading Canadian health organizations to help shape the Challenges by providing expert advice, encouraging participation, and promoting the Challenges and the results.

About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.

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