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McKesson Canada’s RelayHealth Achieves Infoway Consumer Health Application Certification

November 6, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and McKesson Canada announced today that RelayHealth has achieved Infoway's Category II Uni-Directional Consumer Health Application certification.

"The Infoway certification process is designed to ensure that a digital health solution meets a prescribed set of standards and we congratulate McKesson Canada for achieving certification for their RelayHealth consumer health application," said Trevor Hodge, Executive Vice President, Canada Health Infoway.

In order to achieve certification, RelayHealth underwent a process to demonstrate that it met or exceeded a series of pre-defined, domain specific assessment criteria, ensuring it conforms to global and national standards for privacy, security and interoperability set by Infoway's Certification Services.

"The certification of RelayHealth is an important milestone for McKesson to further prove the system's significant capabilities as a reliable, secure and effective digital health solution in Canada," explains George S. Attar, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Information Officer for McKesson Canada. "With more than 300,000 patients already benefitting from this innovative system, RelayHealth continues to demonstrate to health agencies across the country its value for both patients and health care providers alike."

RelayHealth is a web-based service that enables a secure exchange of health information between patients and their health care providers, allowing them to share test results, book appointments and make electronic referrals.

Infoway Certification Services provides a process to certify trusted, standards-based health information solutions. It offers pre-implementation certification for the following technology classes:

 

  • Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (aEMR)

  • Client Registry

  • Consumer Health Application

  • Consumer Health Platform

  • Diagnostic Imaging (DI)

  • Drug Information System (DIS)

  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

  • Immunization Registry

  • Provider Registry

 

About RelayHealth

The award-winning service has been recognized twice nationally in 2014 for innovation in the industry. In June, RelayHealth won the CHIA Award for Leadership in Innovation and Care Delivery for a Nova Scotia pilot project, and in September, was awarded second place in the Infoway Accelerate Challenge for its substantial growth in use among Nova Scotians.

 

About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.

 

About Canada Health Infoway

Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.

 

For more information:

Dan Strasbourg

Director, Media Relations

Canada Health Infoway

Tel: (416) 595-3424

dstrasbourg@infoway-inforoute.ca

Andrew Ross

Advisor, Corporate Communications

McKesson Canada

Tel: (514) 832-2587

andrew.ross@mckesson.ca