TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Physician access to connected health information in Canadais now high, yet Canadians' access to virtual care services is limited, according to a new study conducted by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).
The 2018 Canadian Physician Survey (2018 CPS) is the first national survey of physicians exclusively
Close to 1,400 practising physicians completed the survey, which covers topics such as electronic medical record (EMR) adoption and use, access to connected health information and patient access to virtual care services.
According to the 2018 CPS, four per cent of primary care physicians and nine per cent of specialists say that patients in their practice can visit with them online via a face-to-face virtual visit — a digital service that interests more than 40 per cent of Canadians, according to another recent Infoway survey.
The 2018 CPS also found that:
"Canadians continue to tell us that they want access to digitally-enabled health services, including the ability to email their doctors and book appointments online," said Michael Green, President & CEO, Infoway. "Canadians deserve modern, 21st century health services, and our goal is to provide them with access to digital services that will improve their care experiences and health outcomes."
Download the 2018 Canadian Physician Survey.
About Canada Health Infoway
Canada Health 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.
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SOURCE Canada Health Infoway
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