Digital Health

(Most responsible persons: Drs. Rosemarie Lall and Curtis Foong)

What Is Digital Health?

Digital health refers to the use of information technology/electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services or to facilitate better health. Infoway’s vision is healthier Canadians through innovative digital health solutions.

Canada’s digital health initiative involves creating a network of systems to securely connect and share health information with authorized care providers. Increasingly, it is providing tools and information to empower you to better understand and manage your health and the health of your family.” Canada Health infoway

https://www.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/what-we-do/benefits-of-digital-health/what-is-digital-health

In Scarborough, the aim is to bridge the various care providers information so that there will be seamless continuity of care as the patient moves from one organization to the next. For example information from admission to the hospital to rehab and back to the community will all be on one digital platform with providers in the circle of care having access to relevant information, a true patient medical home.