​2017 News Releases

Renewal Stickers Are Coming for Health Cards

Renewal stickers for health cards are being mailed to Saskatchewan residents who currently have provincial health coverage. Provincial health cards expire on December 31, 2017.

The stickers will validate health cards for a three year period to December 31, 2020.

“The Saskatchewan Health Card is one of the most valuable cards in your possession as it indicates that you are entitled to health coverage under the provincial health insurance plan,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said. “Your health card must be presented when you require medical services, so please ensure that you update your card with the renewal sticker as soon as you receive it.”

The health card renewal packages, which contain the updated stickers, are being mailed out by eHealth Saskatchewan in September. Residents who have not received their renewal packages in the mail by late October should contact eHealth Saskatchewan or visit www.ehealthsask.ca to update their personal information.

The most common reason for people to not receive their renewal stickers in the mail is because eHealth Saskatchewan has not received a change to the family’s address if they have moved.

This year, packages will be sent to more than 673,000 households in the province. In addition to the updated sticker(s), the health card renewal package also includes information about eHealth Saskatchewan, HealthLine stickers and organ donor stickers.

If organ donation is desired, individuals must attach the organ donor sticker to their health card, as well as sign the card indicating their intention to donate organs or tissues, which is also included in the package. For more information on health benefits, visit www.saskatchewan.ca​.​​​

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Adam
eHealth Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-337-0976
Email: Lisa.Adam@eHealthSask.ca

 

Les Autocollants De Renouvellement Pour Les Cartes D'assurance-Maladie Seront Bientôt Disponibles

Les résidants de la Saskatchewan qui bénéficient du régime provincial d'assurance-maladie recevront par la poste des autocollants pour renouveler leur carte d'assurance-maladie. Les cartes viennent à échéance le 31 décembre 2017 et les autocollants les valideront pour une période de trois ans, soit jusqu'au 31 décembre 2020.

« La carte d'assurance-maladie de la Saskatchewan est une de vos cartes les plus précieuses, car elle confirme que vous avez droit à une protection en matière de santé au titre du régime provincial d'assurance-maladie », a déclaré la première dirigeante de Cybersanté Saskatchewan (eHealth Saskatchewan), Mme Susan Antosh. « Étant donné que vous devez présenter votre carte chaque fois que vous avez besoin d'un service médical, veuillez vous assurer de mettre à jour votre carte dès que vous recevez l'autocollant. »​

La trousse de renouvellement pour la carte d'assurance-maladie contenant les autocollants sera expédiée par la poste, en septembre, par Cybersanté Saskatchewan. Les résidants qui n'auront pas reçu leur envoi de renouvellement, au plus tard à la fin octobre, devront prendre contact avec Cybersanté Saskatchewan ou se rendre sur le site Web ehealthsask.ca pour mettre à jour leurs renseignements personnels.

La raison principale pour laquelle les particuliers ou les familles ne reçoivent pas les autocollants, est un changement d'adresse non communiqué à eHealth Saskatchewan suivant un déménagement.  ​

Cette année, l'envoi sera posté à plus de 673 000 foyers dans la province. Outre les autocollants de mise à jour, la trousse de renouvellement de la carte d'assurance-maladie comprendra de l'information sur Cybersanté Saskatchewan (eHealth Saskatchewan), ainsi que des autocollants de la Ligne InfoSanté (HealthLine) et de don d'organes. Les personnes souhaitant participer au programme de dons d'organes doivent apposer cet autocollant sur leur carte d'assurance-maladie et signer la carte incluse dans l'envoi afin d'indiquer leur consentement au don d'organes ou de tissus après leur décès. ​

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur les prestations de santé, consulter le site Web saskatchewan.ca.

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Renseignements:

Lisa Adam
Cybersanté Saskatchewan
Regina
Téléphone: 306-337-0976
Courriel: Lisa.Adam@eHealthSask.ca

 

eHealth Saskatchewan Reviewing Data Sharing Process with Elections Saskatchewan

eHealth Saskatchewan has committed to taking steps with Elections Saskatchewan (Elections SK) to address a privacy breach, in which information about individuals under the age of 16 was inadvertently provided to Elections SK from November 2015 to January 2017. Although general demographic information and health card numbers were provided, no clinical health information on individuals was shared.

eHealth and Elections SK have had a data sharing agreement since August 2015, under which eHealth discloses the name, date of birth, Health Services Number (HSN), address and residency status of individuals 16 years of age and older, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a permanent register of voters.

“eHealth is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of personal health information, which is why we are taking this incident seriously and immediately informed the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said. “We extend our sincere apologies to those people affected by the breach.”

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s investigation report recommends that legislative changes should occur before eHealth continues to disclose information to Elections SK and recommends that eHealth publicly notify individuals whose information was disclosed. eHealth has received the Privacy Commissioner's report and has agreed to comply with the recommendations.

Anyone who is concerned that their personal information was shared with Elections Saskatchewan can contact eHealth's privacy office at 1-855-eHS-LINK (347-5465) or by email at privacyandaccess@ehealthsask.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Adam
eHealth Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-337-0976
Email: Lsa.Adam@eHealthSask.ca​​ 

 

Residents Encouraged to Update their Address to Maintain Health Coverage

One of the most valuable cards in your wallet is being renewed this fall.​

All Saskatchewan residents with provincial health coverage will be receiving Health Card Renewal Packages in September. eHealth Saskatchewan will be sending packages containing stickers that renew health cards for a three-year period, to December 31, 2020.

To help ensure packages are received before health cards expire, any resident with a change of address or family composition (married, divorced, separated, deceased) within the last three years are asked to update that information with eHealth Saskatchewan.

“Our priority is to ensure that you and your family maintain health coverage, which is why we want to confirm—ahead of time—that your renewal package will be mailed to the correct address,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said. “We encourage all citizens with provincial health coverage to contact eHealth Saskatchewan if you have moved or changed addresses in the past three years.”

Residents can update their personal information at ehealthsask.ca. They can also come to eHealth Saskatchewan at 2130-11th Avenue, Regina, SK or call 1-800-667-7551. eHealth’s hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Your Saskatchewan Health Card indicates that you will receive health coverage under the provincial health insurance plan,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said. “As soon as you receive the new sticker in the mail, we encourage you to place it on your health card, so that you can continue being eligible for covered medical services.”

This year, packages will be sent to more than 670,000 households in the province. All provincial health cards expire on December 31, 2017.

For more information on health benefits, please visit Saskatchewan.ca​.

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Adam
eHealth Saskatchewan
306-337-0976
Cell: 306-540-5816
Email: Lisa.Adam@eHealthSask.ca

 

Most Popular Baby Names in Saskatchewan for 2016

The top 20 baby names for 2016 were released by eHealth Saskatchewan today. Liam was the most popular name for baby boys for the seventh year in a row, and Olivia and Emma tied for the most popular name for baby girls.

The second most popular boy name was William and the third most popular girl name was Ava. There were 73 baby boys named Liam in 2016, followed by William, Oliver, Noah and Benjamin. There were 78 baby girls named Olivia and Emma, followed by Ava, Emily, Amelia and Sophia.​​

The list of top girl names actually includes 22 names because there was a four-way tie for the last spot. Perhaps the Royal Family’s much beloved couple, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, continue to influence some parents in Saskatchewan.

William is now the second most popular baby boy name in the province, up from the sixth place spot in 2015. Charlotte also moved up the ranks after making the top 20 list in 2015 for the first time. William and Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, will be turning two years old in May.​

In 2016, 15,674 live births were registered in Saskatchewan, an increase of 177 from the number of births registered in 2015, which totalled 15,497. These numbers do not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province.

For more information on the most popular baby names, and to see the lists of the popular names from previous years, visit the eHealth Saskatchewan’s website at www.eHealthSask.ca.​

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For more information, contact:

Lisa Adam
eHealth Saskatchewan
Regina
Phone: 306-337-0976
Email: Lisa.Adam@ehealthsask.ca
Cell: 306-540-5816

 

Fees Increasing for Vital Event Documents

​Fees for vital event documents, such as birth, stillbirth, marriage and death will be increasing.

Effective April 1, 2017, vital event certificates, certified copies and genealogical copies will be increasing by between $5.00 and $15.00.  View the updated pricing chart to learn more.

Learn more about the changes to government fees and charges in 2017-18​.

 

Update: Services Restored

An air conditioning failure happened at a data centre early this morning. As a result, all services we operate were impacted such as our Pharmacy Information Program (PIP), the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), and email. All services are now restored.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.​
 
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Recap: EMS Virtual Ride-Along

Ever wonder what takes place behind-the-scenes when an ambulance is dispatched to a call?

We're teaming up with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team to give you an inside-look of a full 12-hour shift, where anything can happen.

Follow along using the hashtag #eHRViewerLive beginning Tuesday, February 7 at 5:30 a.m. to see first-hand how Regina EMS is using technology to access critical patient information at the touch of a finger.

Those without a Twitter account can follow the live tweeting on Twitter search. Existing users with Twitter can follow along on eHealth Saskatchewan's official account @eHealthSask.

The virtual ride along is part of a six-month pilot project to deliver patient care safer, sooner and smarter using the eHR Viewer – giving Paramedics secure access to a patient's labs, prescription history and immunization records when every second counts.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to see first-hand how digital tools like the eHR Viewer are transforming the delivery of patient care.

For more information, contact eHealth Saskatchewan Communications at:

Email: ehs.communications@eHealthSask.ca

 

Providers: We’re Making It Easier to Access Online Services

Having to keep track of multiple usernames and passwords isn’t convenient, we know. In fact, we’ve heard at many of our workshops that this is a major pain point. We couldn’t agree more.

That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to announce the official rollout of our Active Directory project. This is an exciting step forward for everyone.

This project paves the way for providers to eventually use just one – yes, one – username and pa​ssword to access all clinical applications eHealth Saskatchewan hosts.

The first users to benefit from this are those who are registered to access the Pharmaceutical Information Program, otherwise known as PIP. Other applications will undergo the migration process in early 2017.​

All PIP users’ login ID and passwords will stay the same. All that is different is that PIP users will need to choose “HEALTH” from the dropdown menu when logging in. It’s that simple.

It’s important to remember that not everyone will be able to use this enhanced login system. Changes of this size need to take place in stages. This helps us avoid service disruptions.

Non-Regional users, which include Community Users, have been migrated. This user type typically includes Pharmacists and Physicians registered to access PIP. Users will receive official notice from their approver via email.

If you encounter any issues logging in to PIP following this change, contact the eHealth Service Desk at:

We’re looking forward to the journey ahead. As always, thank you for your feedback. You’re helping make our online services better for everyone.​​

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