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Digital Health InfoCast

Canada Health Infoway’s Digital Health InfoCast brings health leaders and innovators together to explore a wide range of topics. New episodes released on Tuesdays.

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Episode 80: Digital Health Experiences of Physically Disabled Canadians
Disabled Canadians are often underserved or overlooked in research studies, yet they comprise a significant portion of the population. Recently, digital health researcher Vic DaSilva evaluated the digital health experiences of Canadians with physical disabilities, using data from Infoway’s Canadian Digital Health Survey — today, we welcome him to the InfoCast to discuss his research and findings. Further learning: Insights, Infoway's interactive research website  Digital Health InfoCast Episode 74: The Canadian Digital Health Survey - Methodology and Applications Music: "Inspired" and "Long Road Ahead," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
35:06 8/15/23
Episode 79: Data to Improve Organ Donation and Transplantation Access, Care and Outcomes
Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) are co-leading a project to develop a modernized pan-Canadian organ donation and transplantation (ODT) data and performance reporting system. Today, we’ll learn more about the project, the partners involved and its potential impacts for Canadians and the health system. Additional learning: Infoway: Organ Donation & Transplation Data Management  CIHI: Pan-Canadian Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) Data and Performance Reporting System Project Music: "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
46:44 8/1/23
Episode 78: Digital Health in the Heart of DC - the 11th GDHP Summit
The Global Digital Health Partnership held its 11th Summit June 21-23, 2023. This podcast episode takes you to the heart of Washington DC, sharing presentations, conversations and insights from the Summit.  Thank you to all who participated! Learn more about the Global Digital Health Partnership, its members and work. Catch up with more GDHP activities by tuning in to Episode 62: Live from the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit. Music: "Inspired," "Beauty Flow," "Perspectives," "Ebbs and Flows," "Canon in D Major" and "Egmont Overture Finale," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under Creative Commons. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Freesound Project. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
30:43 7/18/23
Episode 77: Collaborating for Change at e-Health 2023
The e-Health Conference & Tradeshow connects professionals, organizations, patient partners and other stakeholders across the health ecosystem for conversations at the leading edge of digital health. This episode brings you to the heart of the conference experience with a range of perspectives and learnings: from the possibilities of AI, to interoperability improving the patient experience, to a conversation with the federal Minister of Health. Thank you to all who participated! Music: "Inspired," "Beauty Flow," "A Very Brady Special," "Dream Culture," "The Parting," and Fanfare for Space," all by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under Creative Commons. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Freesound Project. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
23:08 7/4/23
Episode 76: Patient Partnership and Leadership — Live from e-Health
Today, we’re live at the e-Health Conference and Tradeshow! Join us to discuss meaningful engagement and collaboration with patient partners; diversity, equity and inclusion; and patient leadership in the acceleration of digital health. Welcome and thank you to e-Health patient partners Brenda Andreas, Louise Bird and Flavie Laliberté. Music: "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
42:26 6/20/23
Episode 75: Enabling Collaboration through Testing and Conformance Events
Join us for a virtual tour recorded live at our recent Projectathon event. Attila Farkas (Senior Director, Solution Management and Advisory Services) and guests turn a business lens on testing and conformance events. Additional Resource: Pan-Canadian Interoperability Specifications on InfoScribe Music: "Inspired" and "Beauty Flow" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.  
25:32 6/6/23
Episode 74: The Canadian Digital Health Survey — Methodology and Applications
Each year, Canada Health Infoway conducts the Canadian Digital Health Survey to gain insights into Canadians’ attitudes and perceptions about digital health. Join Waldo Beauséjour and Sukirtha Tharmalingam from Infoway's Performance team to learn about the methodology, this survey’s place in the digital health research landscape, and how the findings can help shape Canadian digital health.  Learn more by visiting Infoway Insights, our interactive data and analytics hub. Music: "Inspired" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
29:29 5/16/23
Episode 73: An Insider’s Look at Projectathons and Connectathons
Building on the successes of the first pan-Canadian Projectathon event held in March 2022, Infoway, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, recently invited vendors to participate in the March 2023 Projectathon. Projectathons are an important step in testing and validation of a specification package – join Alexander Berler, Anne-Gaëlle Bergé and Daniel Berezeanu to learn more about these events and the value in participating. Additional resource: Infoway’s Projectathon 2023: Building Blocks towards Connected Care (blog post) Music: "Inspired" and "Beauty Flow" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
40:21 5/2/23
Episode 72: Advancing Interoperability at the 2023 Projectathon!
We went behind the scenes at Infoway’s 2023 Projectathon event to learn about current interoperability initiatives and to get a glimpse at the journey ahead. What impacts will improved interoperability have for patients, clinicians and the health system? Join Infoway's own Michael Green, Abhi Kalra and Attila Farkas for three insightful conversations! Music: "Inspired" and "Beauty Flow" by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
37:13 4/18/23
Episode 71: AI Tools for Mental Health Care
The artificial intelligence landscape is dynamic, with the potential to support health system activities in various ways — and that includes mental health care. We join Dr. Lydia Sequeira (Research Fellow, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Canada Health Infoway) and Maureen Abbott (Manager, Access to Quality Mental Health Services, Mental Health Commission of Canada) to explore different use cases for AI in mental health care, benefits and challenges, and practical resources.  Please note that this episode includes brief references to suicide and suicidal ideation, within the context of the broader mental health care landscape.  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.  Further Learning: The digital and artificial intelligence (AI) mental health certificate (CAMH)  Toolkit for Implementers of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care (Infoway) MHCC e-Mental Health (MHCC) e-Mental Health Implementation E-Modules (MHCC, with CAMH) The Uses and Trends of Artificial Intelligence Reports (MHCC in collaboration with CADTH) Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health Services: An Environmental Scan Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health Services: A Literature Review Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health Services: Results From a Literature Review and an Environmental Scan Delivery of Compassionate Mental Health Care in a Digital Technology–Driven Age: Scoping Review (JMIR article)
37:25 4/4/23
Episode 70: New Media for New Health Systems — Digital Health Podcasting
New media have opened a plethora of ways to share digital health knowledge and connect professionals across the health ecosystem. In our Season Three finale, we reflect on how podcasts can assist in knowledge translation for digital health, best practices for those looking to start their own podcasts, and how the digital health conversation has evolved over the InfoCast’s three seasons.   Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.  Additional resources: Article: Digital Health Value Realization through Active Change Efforts Article: The Evolution of the Quintuple Aim Podcast: Episode 57: The Art of Digital Health Study Design Extend your knowledge: Infoway is pleased to join the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition as a collaborating organization. Learn more by visiting the conference website.
32:54 3/21/23
Episode 69: New Horizons in Canada's Interoperability Landscape
Canada Heath Infoway recently commissioned Environics Research to generate insights on the current state of interoperability across care settings in Canada. We discuss the study findings — and how to move forward from here. Welcome to Rowan Sarty (Program Manager, Drug Information System, Government of Nova Scotia), Vijay Wadhawan (Vice President, Health and Wellness, Environics Research), and  Simon Hagens (Senior Director, Performance Analytics, Canada Health Infoway).  Learn more about the Canadian Interoperability Landscape Study: Executive Summary Canada's Interoperability Landscape: Digital Health Leaders' Perspectives 2022 Canadian Interoperability Landscape: A Survey of Clinicians Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
41:27 3/7/23
Episode 68: Digital Health Leaders' Perspectives on Connected Care
Interoperability means that information can flow seamlessly and securely between different systems. What work is underway to advance connected care, what can we learn from similar initiatives happening internationally, and what does it all mean for citizens? Steven Posnack (Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology), Michael Green (President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway) and guest host Shelagh Maloney (EVP, Engagement & Marketing, Canada Health Infoway) discuss the current state of digital health and strategies for driving interoperability forward.  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
22:15 2/21/23
Episode 67: Patient Partner Perspectives - Live from the Infoway Partnership Conference
Patient partners play an essential role in health system transformation. In this special episode, we catch up with a panel of patient partners to explore the perspectives and experiences that patient partners bring to the table, key takeaways from the Infoway Partnership Conference and advice for getting involved in this work. Thank you to Anne O'Riordan, Flavie Laliberté, Arun Bala and Sandra Ketler!  Additional resources/learnings: Patient Advisors Network, Patient Voices Network and the Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public.  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
35:33 2/7/23
Partnership Series: A Digital Health Pulse Check
It’s an exciting time for digital health — so this is a good opportunity to take the pulse and see what’s working well. In today’s episode, we’ll explore the digital health “wins” that we’re currently seeing across the country, and what can we learn from these successes. Thank you to Medtronic Canada for sponsoring this episode! Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
39:26 1/17/23
Partnership Series: Perspectives on AI from Medical Affairs
Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area with considerable potential for health care. But to assist with the effective delivery of care, AI needs to align with principles of due diligence, equity and harm mitigation. In today’s episode, we’ll explore opportunities arising from health AI research and data science, related ethical considerations and strategies to help maximize the benefits to patients while mitigating unintended consequences. Thank you to Roche Canada for sponsoring this episode!  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
38:33 1/3/23
Épisode 64: La santé planétaire à l'ère du numérique
Les changements climatiques représentent la plus grande menace pour la santé mondiale du 21e siècle. Dans l'épisode d'aujourd'hui, Waldo Beauséjour (analyste principal, Inforoute Santé du Canada) et Dre Annie Lalande (Département de chirurgie et Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Université de la Colombie-Britannique) parleront du rôle des technologies dans la création d'un réseau de la santé plus écologique ainsi que des liens entre les changements climatiques et la santé humaine. Thème musical : « Inspired », de Kevin MacLeod, sous une licence de Creative Commons.  L’Info-Balado sur la santé numérique est produit par Inforoute Santé du Canada, et ses droits sont réservés sous une licence de Creative Commons. 
30:07 12/20/22
Episode 63: The Evolving Roles of Pharmacy
For pharmacies, new technologies have enabled new ways to work, collaborate and connect with patients. With Shelita Dattani (Vice President, Pharmacy Affairs, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada) and Tarek Hussein (Owner and Manager, Weller Pharmacy; Kingston, ON), explore how pharmacy has changed and expanded, and why the pharmacy’s “digital toolbox” needs to grow in step with its evolving role. Learn more about PrescribeIT®, Canada's electronic prescription service.  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
36:35 12/6/22
Episode 62: Live from the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit
The Global Digital Health Partnership is an international collaboration to support digital health knowledge sharing across the globe. In this special documentary podcast, we take you to the 10th GDHP Summit, held recently in Rotterdam. Hear international perspectives on digital health, soak up the summit atmosphere and celebrate Digital Health Week with us! #ThinkDigitalHealth  Music: "Inspired," "Americana," "Numinous Shine," "Evening Melodrama" and "The Curtain Rises," all by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Some sounds in this podcast provided by the Free Sound Project. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
31:11 11/15/22
Episode 61: Clinicians and the Health Data Landscape
The health care landscape has been undergoing rapid change, particularly when it comes to clinical collaboration and the sharing of health information. What can we do to support clinicians? Join Dr. Fred Melindy (Director, eDOCSNL, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information) and Janet Guevara (Director, Privacy, Canada Health Infoway). Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
38:25 11/1/22
Episode 60: Quantifying the Environmental Benefits of Virtual Care
Virtual care doesn’t just help to keep Canadians healthy — it can help improve the planet’s health as well. How can we measure the environmental impact of virtual care and what might that mean for the health system going forward? Join Dr. Nicole Simms (Executive Lead and Regional Coordinator (Central Canada), CASCADES; Centre for Sustainable Health Systems, University of Toronto), Bobby Gheorghiu (Director, Analytics, Canada Health Infoway) and Stella Guo (Analyst, Canada Health Infoway). Check out the Infoway Virtual Care Benefits Calculator and the CASCADES Virtual Care Carbon Accounting Tool.  You can also learn more about the Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health, and international work towards environmentally sustainable health systems. Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
39:35 10/18/22
Episode 59: Digital Health and Medical Education
The health system has undergone significant change as new technologies are introduced — and so has academia. Medical schools are evolving to prepare their students for an increasingly connected, digitized world. What’s new on medical curricula, and how are educators and students embracing the change? Join Dr. Sharon Domb (Family Physician, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Tara Upshaw (medical student, University of Calgary) and Dr. Rashaad Bhyat (Clinician Lead, Canada Health Infoway). Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
36:51 10/4/22
Episode 58: Privacy: a Key Interoperability Enabler
An interoperable health system is one in which data can flow seamlessly and securely...but how does interoperability work hand in hand with privacy? We explore how interoperability and privacy support each other with Infoway's own Dr. Rashaad Bhyat (Clinical Lead) and Janet Guevara (Director, Privacy).  Download Privacy as an Enabler: Sharing Personal Health Information for Interoperability Primer and Best Advice: Advanced and Meaningful Use of EMRs.  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
35:08 9/20/22
Episode 57: The Art of Digital Health Study Design
Research and evaluation are essential for deepening our understanding of digital health, but how do you most effectively design, implement, and share a research study? Explore research processes and considerations with Dr. Lydia Sequeira, CIHR Health System Impact Fellow and instructor at the Michener Institute and University of Toronto. Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license. 
36:09 9/6/22
Episode 56: Better Outcomes Through Digital Health Literacy
Has increasing digital health adoption been equitable, and has it led to equitable health outcomes? What is the relationship between health equity and digital health literacy? We're recording virtually from the 2022 eTELEMED Conference! Waldo Beauséjour (Senior Analyst, Canada Health Infoway) and Henrietta Mbeah-Bankas (Head of Blended Learning and Digital Learning and Development Lead, Health Education England) share findings from Canada and the U.K., and then sit down with our producer for a roundtable discussion. Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
37:06 8/16/22
Episode 55: Collaborating for Equitable Virtual Care - Part 2
Virtual care is here to stay - but we need to ensure that health care providers and patients alike are supported in adopting it. Canada Health Infoway and Healthcare Excellence Canada partnered on the Clinician Change Management project, which included the Clinician Change Virtual Care Toolkit and the Virtual Care Together Design Collaborative. In Part 2 of this two-part series, we welcome Design Collaborative participants Dr. Kendall Ho, Anne-Marie Jamin and Harleen Chohan from the InterCultural Online Health Network (iCON) to discuss their experiences with the collaborative, the philosophy of meeting people where they are at, and the importance of embedding equity into virtual care. Download the Clinician Change Virtual Care Toolkit. Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
42:11 8/2/22
Episode 54: Collaborating for Equitable Virtual Care - Part 1
Virtual care is here to stay - but we need to ensure that health care providers and patients alike are supported in adopting it. Canada Health Infoway and Healthcare Excellence Canada partnered on the Clinician Change Management project, which included the Clinician Change Virtual Care Toolkit and the Virtual Care Together Design Collaborative . In Part 1 of this two-part series, we welcome Design Collaborative participants Dr. Sakina Walji, Patricia O'Brien and Dr. Jay Shaw to discuss their experiences and the importance of embedding equity into virtual care. Download the Clinician Change Virtual Care Toolkit. Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.  
43:10 7/19/22
Episode 53: Tracking Virtual Care Uptake During COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, Infoway regularly suveyed Canadians about their use of virtual care. Our Performance Analytics team digs deep into the data to find out what the numbers might tell us about the future of virtual care in Canada.   Explore the full findings on Infoway Insights, our interactive data and analytics hub! Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
42:18 7/5/22
Episode 52: Mental Health in your Pocket
As access to mental health care continues to be a challenge across the country, digital interventions have shown considerable promise. Dr. Gillian Strudwick (Independent Scientist & Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, CAMH) and Dr. Lydia Sequeira (Postdoctoral Fellow, CAMH & Canada Health Infoway) lead through the potential and considerations for text-based mental health supports.  Learn more: Mental Health Commission of Canada 2017 Environmental Scan of e-Mental Health Services in Canada Hope by CAMH app Be SaskWell e-Mental health data on Infoway Insights  Music: "Inspired," by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
38:54 6/21/22
Episode 51: Unpacking the First Canadian Projectathon
Earlier this year, Infoway hosted the first pan-Canadian Projectathon with support from IHE Catalyst. Participating vendors worked to test and improve the pan-Canadian Patient Summary interoperability specifications. But what is it really like to participate in a Projectathon? Get the details with Attila Farkas (Canada Health Infoway), Dr. Alexander Berler (IHE Catalyst), Dr. Shane McNamee (SmileCDR) and Josh Diaz (Cerner). Music: "Inspired,"  by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons. Digital Health InfoCast is produced by Canada Health Infoway and copyright under a Creative Commons license.
43:17 6/7/22

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