National Network of Clinicians to Share e-health Experiences with Peers



    Clinician eHealth Support Network: A peer-to-peer initiative launched

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Physicians, nurses and pharmacists from
across Canada who are considering using e-health will soon benefit from the
expertise of a network of colleagues, experienced in e-health, who will
provide mentorship and help navigate barriers.
    Clinicians (physicians, nurses and pharmacists) from nine provinces came
together on September 15 to launch the Clinician eHealth Support Network: A
peer-to-peer initiative, a group of health care providers who will provide
hands-on support to colleagues in their respective jurisdictions to help them
address challenges and uncover the opportunities and efficiencies that are
associated with e-health.
    "With more and more clinicians recognizing there are benefits emerging as
a result of the use of e-health, the Clinician eHealth Support Network will
connect peers to help answer questions and share experiences from a
perspective they can relate to," said Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of
Canada Health Infoway, the federally funded, independent not-for-profit
organization which invests with public sector partners to accelerate
electronic health records across Canada. "I commend the clinicians whose
e-health leadership will benefit their peers by transferring the knowledge
they've acquired. These peer leaders are paving the way for increased use of
e-health among clinicians throughout Canada."
    Members of the Clinician eHealth Support Network: A peer-to-peer
initiative will support their clinician colleagues who are contemplating the
use of electronic health record solutions by providing:

    - Individual demonstrations of electronic health records technology
    - Ongoing support and mentoring
    - Assistance in goal setting, prioritizing
    - Support offered on-site and remotely

    About Canada Health Infoway

    Infoway is a federally-funded, independent, not-for-profit organization
that is leading the development and implementation of electronic health
projects across Canada. Infoway works with provinces and territories to invest
in electronic health projects, which support safer, more efficient healthcare
delivery. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these private and secure
systems provide health care professionals with immediate access to complete
and accurate patient information, enabling better decisions about diagnosis
and treatment. The result is a sustainable health care system offering
improved quality, accessibility, productivity and cost savings.




For further information:

For further information: or to obtain photos from the launch: Dan
Strasbourg, Director, Media Relations, Canada Health Infoway, (416) 595-3424,
dstrasbourg@infoway-inforoute.ca


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