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CPSI Share                                                
9/8/2014 6:00 PM

Technology is commonly relied upon to manage many day-to-day tasks of our everyday lives, but when it comes to health care, many Canadians don’t realize that various digital tools are already available. These digital health tools provide diverse benefits from e-scheduling to virtual visits to managing chronic illness using a variety of online or smartphone apps.

Research has shown that adoption of digital health can improve the patient experience for Canadians. Digital health tools empower Canadians, changing the ways in which they interact with their healthcare team, and improving the way they care for themselves and their loved ones.

That’s why, for the second year, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is proud to support Canada Health Infoway’s (Infoway) public education campaign, Better Health Together.  The campaign aims to raise awareness of digital health and to encourage Canadians to become active participants in their care.

Year two of Better Health Together features a television ad and four digital ads - two of those (Places, the TV and online ad and Mute, online ad) have launched and can be viewed here and here. The campaign also showcases real-life Canadian digital health stories to inspire more Canadians to learn about the benefits of digital health. The campaign is supported by governments, as well as other leading consumer, patient and clinical health organizations.

To learn more and to hear stories from Canadians who have experienced the advantages of digital health, please visit www.betterhealthtogether.ca.