New technologies aim to empower patients, assist health care providers, and monitor population health
During a keynote speech at the 2013 e-Health: Accelerating Change conference, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced funding from the Harper Government to support research projects focused on developing innovative new electronic health (ehealth) technologies. These technologies will capitalize on advances in electronic patient records, internet technology and mobile devices.
"Our Government continues to invest in and promote health care innovation to improve the health of Canadians and increase the efficiency of the health care system," said Minister Aglukkaq. "These research projects aim to develop products that empower patients, assist health care providers, and enable better population health monitoring."