SOURCE: Canada Health Infoway

March 09, 2016 10:04 ET

Health Care Organizations Recognized for Their Clinical Leadership

2016 National LEADing Practice Award Recipients Recognized for Improving the Patient and Clinician Experience Through Their Use of Digital Health

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 09, 2016) - Five Canadian health care organizations have been recognized for their leadership in improving the patient experience through the effective use of digital health solutions in their clinical practices.

The 2016 LEADing Practice award recipients are: 

"I am pleased to recognize the 2016 LEADing Practice award recipients for their tremendous efforts in leading the implementation of digital health to improve outcomes, patient engagement, and patient safety," said Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway. "Whether it's through the use of an electronic medical record or an application that engages and empowers patients fully participate in the management of their care, digital health has proven its worth time and again, and I commend these organizations for their leadership to transform health care delivery." 

Each of the five recipients recognized by Canada Health Infoway and Accreditation Canada demonstrated how they are supporting new models of care that enhance patient-self management and enable clinicians to work within their full scope of practice. They also showed how they are exemplifying one or more of the five benefit areas of digital health and change leadership in the implementation of their digital health solution. The award recipients were selected by representatives from national professional organizations and a patient representative.

"Congratulations to all these innovative organizations for implementing digital health solutions that improve the patient and provider experience," said Leslee J. Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada. "I am pleased to support this initiative, which accelerates the adoption of leading practices for digital health across Canada."

The award is part of Infoway's pan-Canadian Clinical Engagement Strategy: Knowing is Better, developed to generate awareness of the benefits of digital health in Canada. Get an overview of this year's recipients and visit KnowingIsBetter.ca to learn more about the campaign.

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.

About Accreditation Canada

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits health care and social services organizations in Canada and around the world. Its comprehensive accreditation programs foster ongoing quality improvement through evidence-based standards and a rigorous external peer review. Accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Accreditation Canada has been helping organizations improve health care quality and patient safety for more than 55 years.

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