Infoway launches new certification service for health information technology vendors

    Certification of consumer health platforms now available

    TORONTO, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - Health information technology vendors entering
the Canadian consumer health solution market can now apply for
pre-implementation certification for their consumer health platforms from
Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).
    The e-Health Certification Services, launched today, will be broadened in
the coming months to include consumer health applications.
    "Infoway's new certification service will help health information
technology vendors develop solutions that leverage the considerable progress
Canada is making in setting standards and deploying interoperable electronic
health records throughout the health care system," said Richard Alvarez,
President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. "Interest in consumer health
solutions is growing, and ensuring these solutions are interoperable with the
technologies clinicians are using to store Canadians' health data is central
to maximizing their potential."
    Certification will ensure consumer health solutions comply with Infoway's
privacy, security, interoperability and management standards and complement
and leverage Canada's investments in electronic health records. It will also
provide vendors with an opportunity to demonstrate compliance with
pan-Canadian standards.
    Organizations investing in certified solutions can expect a higher degree
of confidence that the products they purchase are reliable, interoperable,
private and secure.
    Vendors whose solutions achieve certification will be authorized to apply
the "Infoway Certified" certification mark to their product and related
marketing materials.
    To learn more about Infoway's e-Health Certification Services, visit

    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 electronic health
record 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 health care system for all Canadians.

For further information:

For further information: Dan Strasbourg, Director, Corporate
Communications, Canada Health Infoway, (416) 595-3424,

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