In Nov. of 2020, Canada Health Infoway published findings from consultations they conducted in partnership with Environics Research on Canadians' perception of digital health. The consultations were done via survey, polls, focus groups, and interviews. Over 50 000 Canadians participated, including people who are underserved by the healthcare system and indigenous people.
Some key findings:
Nearly 70% of those who sought medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic used virtual care.
91% of those who received virtual care were satisfied with their experience.
92% of respondents want technology that makes health care as convenient as other aspects of their lives.
90% of those who had used health technology in the past year said it saved them time, and 80% said they were better able to manage their health.
80% of respondents believe investing in digital health should be a top priority of the government.
For more information, visit Canada Health Infoway: A Healthy Dialogue Findings.