Navigating our complex world of health care isn’t easy and moms often carry the heavy load. From managing kids’ immunization records to assisting aging parents with growing health needs—not to mention maintaining our own health—we’re constantly juggling the important details that keep our loved ones healthy. And it can be a challenge.
Fortunately, we’ve got some good news. Every day, more of Canada’s health care system is going digital. That means communities and clinicians across the country, no matter how remote their locations, can connect to access patient information. With easier access to health records, lab results, and prescription information, health care teams can provide safer, faster, and more effective care. It’s a private, secure and effective way to make health care better for all of us.
The move towards a digital health care system is already making a positive impact on the lives of many Canadians. For caregivers, today’s digital health platforms increasingly offer the personalized tools, resources, and support they need to live healthier lives and, in turn, better care for those who depend on them. For Canadians looking after loved ones who require care from various doctors and specialists, digital health helps to ensure that records are tracked and kept up-to-date, providing peace of mind that all health needs are understood and met.
Think digital health isn’t making a difference? Think again.
Here are a few ways you may already be accessing digital health:
- Use a health app on your phone
- Book a medical appointment online
- Benefit from the electronic health record your doctor uses in their practice
- Easy access to personal health records that enable your doctor to share information
- Renew a prescription electronically
- Access lab results online
To learn more about how digital health is already supporting your care and that of your loved ones visit www.betterhealthtogether.ca.
Information about your health is important—these systems are providing secure and timely access to vital health information, making it easier to take care of your family.