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Use of Digital Health Technology in Practice Survey

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA), in collaboration with Canada Health Infoway, recently invited nurses to participate in this voluntary and confidential survey on the use of digital health technologies in nursing practice.

This survey was first conducted in 2014. This year’s survey tracks progress and explores the advancement digital health in nursing practice. Your input was critical in informing and advancing the use of digital health technology in nursing practice across Canada.

CNA president Barb Shellian made the following statement as the survey results were released: “The Canadian Nurses Association welcomes the news that nurses are increasingly using digital health tools and finding them to be useful in patient care. However, the survey also highlights the fact that a lot more work remains to ensure nurses are meaningfully consulted through the implementation of technology changes. In order to improve patient care further, we will continue to push for greater nursing input in the design and roll-out of digital health systems as a standard practice for coordinated team-based care. As the backbone of our health-care system, nurses are integral in ensuring timely, efficient and quality care for all Canadians. Their uptake of technology through effective supports is a critical success factor.”

Read the news release [PDF, 407.1 KB]

Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey.

Read the survey results


Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association and Canada Health Infoway