Houston, Texas, USA – Eceptionist, Inc. announced today that is has been selected by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) as a vendor that meets their investment criteria for telehealth scheduling. The Infoway project developed Pan-Canadian requirements and defined investment criteria in the area of Scheduling for Infoway’s Telehealth strategic investment program.
Telehealth is defined as the use of information and communications technology to deliver health services, expertise and information over distance. The Infoway Telehealth strategic investment program strategy focuses on five key dimensions: Geographic, Cultural, Clinical, Management Models as well as Technology and Standards. Through the Telehealth strategic investment program strategy, Infoway invests capital to increase utilization and expansion of telehealth services throughout Canada and in identified areas of need such Aboriginal, official language minority, northern and remote communities.
The Eceptionist platform that will be used by facilities and clinics will help manage and support different services that are provided by healthcare organizations throughout Canada. A summary of the benefits is included below.
- Improves the quality of the healthcare that is available to patients in their local areas by giving patients access to specialties that are not provided in the areas where they live
- Access to second opinions from specialists not in the region
- Continuity of care for remote follow-up patients
- Reduces the amount of unnecessary patient transfers
- Promotes continuing medical education
Infoway (http://www.infoway-inforoute.ca) is a federally-funded, not-for-profit organization that is leading the development and implementation of electronic health projects across Canada. Infoway works with provinces and territories to invest in electronic health projects, which support safer, more efficient healthcare delivery. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these private and secure systems provide health care professionals with immediate access to complete and accurate patient information, enabling better decisions about diagnosis and treatment. The result is a sustainable health care system offering improved quality, accessibility, productivity and cost savings.