Virtual visits, portals, mean more time for in-office visits. Digital health solutions improve access and reduce wait times for Canadians by avoiding certain in-person visits, said Michael Green, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway (Infoway). 

Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a survey How Canada Compares:  Results From The Commonwealth Fund's 2016 International Health Policy Survey of Adults in 11 Countries, which shows that Canadians report some of the longest wait times for doctors, specialists and emergency department visits compared to citizens in peer countries.