Assures product built according to National privacy and security standards
TORONTO, October 27, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - Canadians are one step closer to having secure access to their personal health records as mihealth™ achieves Infoway certification, announced Richard Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway).
"I congratulate Mihealth Global Systems Inc. for having their mihealth™ consumer health application successfully complete the Infoway certification process," said Alvarez. "The mihealth™ application was assessed to show that it complies with national privacy and security requirements."
The application will receive the Infoway certification mark, which demonstrates Mihealth Global Systems Inc.'s leadership and commitment to national standards and best practices.
"mihealth™ is about securely placing valuable health information in the hands of patients so they can stay informed about their health," said Dr. Wendy Graham, CEO, Mihealth Global Systems Inc. "It will also improve the traditional patient-physician health care experience and transform it into a more dynamic two-way relationship where the patient is much more engaged in the health care process."
mihealth™ consists of a personalized web portal where patients can enter, track and access their health data such as drug histories, lab test results, allergies and other vital information. Patients can also download an optional smart phone application to display their health information when needed.
"Patients want to have greater roles in managing their wellness, as well as their chronic diseases, and having ready access to their own medical information is essential," said Dr. Kevin J. Leonard, Founder and Executive Director, Patient Destiny. "Knowing that the mihealth™ app has been certified by Infoway will go a long way to reassure Canadians that the system complies with national privacy and security standards. And this is particularly important to both physicians and patients."
Infoway Certification Services provides a national process to certify trusted, standards-based health information solutions. It offers pre-implementation certification for the following technology classes:
* Consumer Health Application
* Consumer Health Platform
* Diagnostic Imaging
* Drug Information System
* Electronic Medical Record
* Immunization Registry
* Client Registry
* Provider Registry
About Mihealth Global Systems Inc.
Mihealth Global Systems Inc. is a Canadian company founded in 2009 by Dr. Wendy Graham, a long-time advocate of medical reform. Powered by Diversinet™, the company's mihealth™ application provides patients with secure online access to their physician-validated health information so they can take better control of their health and wellness. The application, which can be accessed through smartphones and tablets, enhances two-way communication between patients and physicians.
Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of information and communications technology projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to better support safe care decisions and manage their own health. Accessing this vital information quickly will help foster a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.