July 24, 2019

Digital Health

Digital Health

Digital Health solutions support effective health care delivery,  ongoing quality and performance improvements, and a better patient experience. This page contains a few links to Digital Health information related tools, web sites, applications as well as mobile apps. ​Most are specific to Ontario, Canada.

Digital health is the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicines more personalized and precise. The discipline involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by people under treatment. These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services, including telemedicine, web-based analysis, email, mobile phones and applications, text messages, wearable devices, and clinic or remote monitoring sensors. Generally, digital health is concerned about the development of interconnected health systems to improve the use of computational technologies, smart devices, computational analysis techniques, and communication media to aid healthcare professionals and their clients manage illnesses and health risks, as well as promote health and wellbeing. 

Digital health is a multi-disciplinary domain involving many stakeholders, including clinicians, researchers and scientists with a wide range of expertise in healthcare, engineering, social sciences, public health, health economics and data management.” (source for above information: Wikipedia)

is a secure website for patients of University Health Network (UHN). The website lets you safely see your appointments and​ results from all UHN sites as soon as they are ready. With myUHN, you can access your personal health record anywhere, anytime on a computer, smartphone or tablet. 
is a secure, web-based portal that allows your authorized healthcare providers the ability to view your real-time personal health information electronically. Personal health information that is available in the portal is contributed from healthcare organizations across South West Ontario, including acute care hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks’ Home & Community Care Services, as well as from various provincial data repositories.
eHealth Ontario Innovation Lab
where innovators and solution providers can demonstrate the value of electronic health record integration and embark on new entrepreneurial ventures that will help transform patient care.

This online, open provincial EHR platform allows ehealth solutions to be tested in a virtual EHR environment, giving innovators a space to prototype new ideas.
Ontario eConsult Program 
connects requesting providers to specialists, providing the opportunity to inform clinical decision making without sending the patient to see the specialist in person. Through a private and secure web portal, requesting providers can ask a specialist a clinical question about their patient and receive advice quickly and securely.
Ontario eVisit Program 
allows you to arrange real-time video visits with patients and peers. And choose the method that’s best for you: PC/Mac, mobile or Room-based.
encourages you to take control of your heart health by providing self-care guidance and access to your care team right from home. Monitor your heart failure, receive personalized support, and be in direct contact with your care team when you need it the most.

The Medly smartphone–based telemonitoring program for heart failure management was developed by eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) to assist patients and clinicians with the management of heart failure.

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