FAQ – Business Impact Challenge

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What do you mean by “business impact”?

For the Business Impact Challenge, the impact is something that affected your organization’s success. Business impact indicates that the organization gained some sort of advantage from the public investment in digital health. This could include one of the following: increased revenue, expanded operations (e.g. additional employees), or improved productivity.

What is digital health/health IT?

Digital health or health information technology (IT) describe solutions that use computers and other electronic devices (e.g. smart phones) to store, access, share and automate many facets of the health care system. One way to look at it is moving from analog (paper) to digital.

What are public investments in digital health?

The Career Impact and Business Impact challenges ask you to describe the impact of public investments in digital health on your career or organization. For these challenges, public investments are any investment in health information technology made by a public entity, such as the federal government, a provincial or territorial government, or a local government, or Canada Health Infoway. Examples of public investments in digital health could include funding programs for electronic medical records in primary care practices, grants for researchers, or setting up telemedicine centers in remote areas.

Why are you collecting these stories?

We know digital health has already made an impact on the health care system, creating efficiencies and improving quality. But we want to go beyond the statistics – better understanding and sharing examples of the impact it can have on Canadians, whether in their roles as patients, caregivers, professionals, or as part of an organization or business.

Can I enter in more than one challenge?

Yes, as long as your submissions address the relevant challenge question for each challenge.

How do I learn more about digital health in Canada?

Every day, more of Canada’s health care system goes digital. To learn more about digital health and how it can work for you, visit BetterHealthTogether.ca.