IHE Catalyst and Kereval are providing their expertise to Canada Health Infoway to contribute to the development of health information systems interoperability in Canada, a federation of 10 Provinces and 3 Territories, and thus facilitate health data exchanges. The partners are providing an instance of the information systems interoperability testing platform, Gazelle, and are supporting their client in organizing the first pan-Canadian Projectathon, an event bringing together software vendors to test the interoperability of their solutions, on 21, 22 and 23 March.  They also provide a set of tailored training courses adapted to the roles of the users and the specific use cases of the Canadian health system.

IHE Catalyst and Kereval are expected to support their Canadian client for years to come.

Canada Health Infoway contributes daily to improving the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada.

Its ambitions are to:

  • Provide safer access to medicines through the creation of a multi-jurisdictional e-prescribing service.
  • Provide Canadians and their practitioners with access to personal information and health services.

With 85% of the Canadian population holding an electronic health record, standardization and data sharing is a core challenge that is in part being addressed through:

  • Use of international and national interoperability profiles based primarily on the FHIR standard,
  • Adoption support to implement these standards in health information systems,
  • Joint practice at events such as the Projectathon.

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