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November 2013
Nov 20, 2013 11:11 AM
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Patients are more engaged in their care, just by seeing the doctor’s notes.

Sharing of the doctor’s notes with patients is a growing movement in the US.  We are all seeking to move to a patient centred world. Access to and control over their electronic health record, including notes, empowers and enables patients. 

We will know we have arrived when we call them “patient’s notes” instead of “doctor’s notes”.     


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ALL, Digital health and patients, Patient engagement  

Nov 13, 2013 10:59 AM
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The Toronto Hacking Health Hackathon 2013 was a huge success - 350 people - 42 projects.

Three Patients Canada advisers attended as mentors, helping to bring the patient voice to the design of the projects. For a project to succeed, patients need to find the software interface intuitive, relevant and engaging.

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ALL, Digital health and patients, Patient engagement  

Nov 11, 2013 6:11 PM
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The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) has released a brief "WHAT IF: Patients’ Experiences Guided Quality Improvement and Organizational Change?" by Carol Fancott from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. 

CFHI believes patients have a unique perspective and valuable expertise because they are service users.  However, Canada still lags behind other countries when it comes to learning from this perspective. 


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ALL, About the healthcare system , Patient engagement  
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