February 2016

Understanding the Gap between Desire for and Use of Consumer Health Solutions         

In this article, the authors discuss the current landscape of consumer health solutions in Canada, enablers and barriers to their adoption and our readiness for change.

December 2015

Consumer E-Health Solutions: The Cure for Baumol’s Disease?

The idea of consumer e-health solutions is seductive, because it provides one option for treating Baumol’s disease. In this introduction, the author describes four shifts that are critical to reaping the benefits ...

December 2015

Former Infoway Boss Frustrated by Slow Implementation of Healthcare IT

Richard Alvarez, former President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, says slow pace of change among low-lights of his 10-years on the job.

December 2015

Informatics and Quality Improvement/Assurance

Ideally, clinical information systems should provide a method to collect data as a by-product of care, verify them if necessary, and then reuse these data for decision support, administrative purposes ...

October 2015

Why Not Just Any Nurse Can Be a Nurse Informatician

Nurse leaders will need to immerse themselves in acquiring the knowledge required to thoroughly evaluate and understand the technical innovations brought to them by vendors of information technology.

October 2013

Innovation in Transformative Nursing Leadership: Nursing Informatics Competencies and Roles

The authors of this paper propose that distinct nursing informatics competencies are required to augment traditional executive skills to support transformational outcomes of safe, integrated, high-quality care delivery through knowledge-driven ...

October 2013

Increasing the Safety of Healthcare Information Systems through Improved Procurement: Toward a Framework for Selection of Safe Healthcare Systems

It is argued that technology-organization fit and consideration of the potential for technology-induced error should be important selection criteria in the procurement process. Here, implications are discussed for the development ...

August 2015

Infoway's Second Decade: Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way – Part One

Digitising health records has been a policy priority for provinces, the federal government, and governments around the world since the late 90’s. It is a given in policy circles ...

August 2015

Infoway's Second Decade: Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way – Part Two

Infoway and the Health IT industry in Canada have moved through Stage One successfully and are now in Stage Two — the stabilizing and strengthening stage. The fast pace of ...

August 2015

Turning the Good Ship Infoway

Canada Health Infoway is ten years old and has had a successful first decade. This essay is an attempt to track the progress and to highlight challenges to come.


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