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Infoway to certify consumer health platforms

TORONTO – 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. The newly launched e-Health Certification Services 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 healthcare 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 www.infoway-inforoute.ca/certificationservices.

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.

 

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