Infoway to certify consumer health
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
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
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.