• 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​

    Posted 2017-04-05 11:24:24
  • 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​.

    Posted 2017-03-16 09:22:15
  • 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.​

    Posted 2017-02-18 14:58:34
  • Recap: EMS Virtual Ride-Along

    Posted 2017-02-08 14:41:06
  • Join us on Twitter for a virtual ride-along with Regina EMS

    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

    Posted 2017-02-01 07:53:04
  • 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:


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    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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    Posted 2017-01-12 11:43:28
  • Citizen Access to Personal Health Information Celebrated as Part of Digital Health Week

    ​Digital health has empowered more than 1,100 Saskatchewan citizens to take greater control over their health by providing access to their personal health information securely online through the Citizen Health Information Portal, known as CHIP.

    eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) launched the CHIP pilot in February 2016 for a six month trial period.  CHIP is a citizen-centric patient portal – uniquely designed for, by and with the help of patients themselves.  CHIP displays an individual’s health information such as personal lab results, immunization history, and pharmacy and hospital visit history.

    The CHIP pilot enabled users to leverage online digital services ranging from inputting health metrics all the way to setting up a simple reminder to take their medications.  The CHIP pilot also demonstrated the potential for participants to invite their doctor, or other health care professionals, to view their profile.

    “We are very pleased with the initial results of the CHIP pilot and the continued interest from the public to be a part of the program,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said.  “Participant feedback to date shows strong support for CHIP’s value, with more than 89 per cent agreeing that accessing CHIP is very important in managing care for people and their families.”

    Pilot Highlights:

    • 88 per cent of participants said that having access to their personal health records will help them better manage an existing health issue or avoid future health issues.
    • 86 per cent of participants said it is very important for them to have online access to their personal health records and information.
    • 70 per cent of participants said that they feel more aware of their overall health since getting access to CHIP.

    “Recent studies confirm that when Canadians have access to their health information and online patient services, they are more engaged and feel more empowered to better manage their health,” Canada Health Infoway President and CEO Michael Green  said.  “This leads to better health outcomes, which is good for patients and the health care system alike.”

    Saskatchewan people continue to show an active interest in CHIP.  Although the pilot officially ended in August, eHealth is providing participants continued access to CHIP for the next year.  eHealth is currently reviewing feedback and looking at ways to make improvements while exploring opportunities to offer the service to all Saskatchewan residents in the future.

    For more information about the CHIP pilot, visit www.ehealthsask.ca/citizen-engagement/CHIP.

    For more information about Digital Health Week and how you can participate, visit www.betterhealthtogether.ca.

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    For more information, contact:

    Lisa Mrazek
    eHealth Saskatchewan
    Regina
    Phone: 306-581-7342
    Email: lisa.mrazek@ehealthsask.ca

    Dan Strasbourg
    Canada Health Infoway 
    Phone: Phone: 416-595-3424
    Email: dstrasbourg@infoway-inforoute.ca

    Posted 2016-11-28 14:33:18
  • Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan Make It Easier for Parents of Newborns to Apply for Benefits

    Four-In-One Service Means Less Work for New Parents When Registering The Birth of Their Baby

    eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) has partnered with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to make it easier for parents to apply for federal and provincial benefits for their newborn children.

    Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan, today announced the Bundled Birth Service which will give Saskatchewan parents the option to apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and Canada child benefits for their newborn at the same time that they register their child’s birth.

    “It’s an important time for parents, when a baby is born,” said Duclos.  “Through our collaboration with the Province of Saskatchewan, we are simplifying processes to allow parents to spend more quality time with their newborn.”

    “The Government of Canada is committed to providing faster service that supports and assists Canadians,” said Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier.  “That includes helping them obtain the benefits to which they are entitled.  The Canada Revenue Agency is actively partnering with federal and provincial departments to make it simple and easy for families across Canada to access Canada child benefits at a time when life can be particularly demanding.”

    “Welcoming a newborn into the world can be an exciting and very busy time for parents,” Duncan said.  “Our government is committed to supporting new parents and this new birth bundling package will make it quicker and easier for them to access government services related to the birth of their child.”

    “We understand that new parents have their hands and arms full when they welcome a new addition into their family and don’t have a lot of extra time to be filling out paperwork,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said.  “Giving parents access to four optional government services through one comprehensive form will mean more free time to spend with their loved ones.”

    After the birth of a baby, parents will receive an improved and more user-friendly Registration of Live Birth form, which makes it easier for parents to register the birth of their child and also apply for related government services, including:
    • Social Insurance Number through ESDC;
    • Canada Child Benefits (CCB) through CRA;
    • Saskatchewan Health Card, through eHealth; and
    • Saskatchewan Birth Certificate through eHealth.
    Quick Facts:
    • The Registration of Live Birth form is available in health care facilities throughout Saskatchewan.
    • With their child’s SIN, parents can access various Government of Canada programs and benefits including the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant.
    • Applying early for CCB ensures that parents receive the credit and benefit payments to which they are entitled, on time and in the right amount.
    • In addition to registering births, eHealth is responsible for providing health services cards and registering deaths, marriages and changes of name that occur in the province.
    • The Bundled Birth Service is available for parents living in any of the provinces.
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    For more information, contact:

    Tyler McMurchy
    Health
    Regina
    Phone: 306-787-4083
    Email: tyler.mcmurchy@health.gov.sk.ca
    Cell: 306-537-3594

    Media Relations Office
    Employment and Social Development Canada
    Phone: 819-994-5559
    Email: media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

    Philippe Brideau
    Canada Revenue Agency
    Phone: 613-941-6269

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

    Posted 2016-08-30 16:05:42
  • Most Popular Baby Names in Saskatchewan for 2015

    eHealth Saskatchewan released the top 20 baby names for 2015 today.  Liam was the most popular name for baby boys for the sixth year in a row and Olivia was the most popular name for baby girls.  The second most popular names were Noah and Emily.

    There were 69 baby boys named Liam in 2015, followed by Noah, Benjamin, Lincoln and Lucas.  There were 80 baby girls named Olivia, followed by Emily, Emma, Ava and Avery.

    Perhaps the royal family’s newest addition influenced some parents in Saskatchewan, as Charlotte was one of the top 20 girl names in 2015 for the first time.  Last May, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, introduced the world to their baby girl named Princess Charlotte.

    In 2015, 15,497 live births were registered in Saskatchewan.  This number does not include Saskatchewan mothers who gave birth outside of the province.

     

     

     

    Top 20 Girl Names

    Top 20 Boy Names

    Rank

    Name

    Total Named

    Rank

    Name

    Total Named

    1

    OLIVIA

    80

    1

    LIAM

    69

    2

    EMILY

    63

    2

    NOAH

    65

    3

    EMMA

    63

    3

    BENJAMIN

    64

    4

    AVA

    56

    4

    LINCOLN

    57

    5

    AVERY

    53

    5

    LUCAS

    57

    6

    SOPHIA

    53

    6

    WILLIAM

    56

    7

    ZOEY

    45

    7

    HUDSON

    53

    8

    BROOKLYN

    45

    8

    WYATT

    53

    9

    ARIA

    43

    9

    HUNTER

    52

    10

    MIA

    41

    10

    JACK

    51

    11

    LILY

    40

    11

    JACOB

    50

    12

    HANNAH

    40

    12

    OWEN

    48

    13

    CLAIRE

    39

    13

    CARTER

    48

    14

    SOPHIE

    38

    14

    ETHAN

    46

    15

    CHLOE

    37

    15

    SAMUEL

    46

    16

    ADDISON

    37

    16

    ALEXANDER

    45

    17

    CHARLOTTE

    37

    17

    LOGAN

    45

    18

    ELLA

    36

    18

    GRAYSON

    44

    19

    ISABELLA

    36

    19

    JACKSON

    44

    20

    SCARLETT

    34

    20

    ASHER

    42

    For more information on the most popular baby names, and to see the lists of popular names from previous years, visit the eHealth Saskatchewans website.

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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

    Posted 2016-08-30 16:04:09
  • New Pilot Program Allows Saskatchewan Residents to View their Personal Health Care Information Online

     
     eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth) is piloting a new program that allows a group of residents from across the province to view their personal health information online through a secure website. 

    Health Minister Dustin Duncan today announced the official launch of the Citizen Health Information Portal (CHIP) Pilot, which will include up to 1,000 participants. Throughout the six month trial period, participants will be able to view their personal lab results, immunization history, pharmacy and hospital visit history from anywhere in the world. 

    “Our government is excited to announce a new program that empowers the people of Saskatchewan to take a more active role in their own health care,” Duncan said. “CHIP is the first comprehensive electronic system of its kind in Canada that puts patients first.”

    CHIP participants will not only be able to access their files through a highly secure, personalized login, but also be able to add medical information to their personal profiles, such as health metrics or reminders to take medication. Participants can also view their children’s health care information and invite their doctor or other health care provider to view their profile. 

    “eHealth’s vision to empower patients and enable care continues to shape and inspire innovative programs like CHIP,” eHealth Saskatchewan CEO Susan Antosh said. “eHealth thanks all of the CHIP participants for their interest in the program, as it could help to shape the future of health care in Saskatchewan.”

    “Research has shown that the vast majority of Canadians want access to digital health tools and capabilities,” Canada Health Infoway President and CEO Michael Green said.  “Digital health portals such as CHIP provide patients with tools and information to support them to take charge of their wellness.”     

    Throughout this pilot program, participants will be asked to provide feedback about their experience, which will help to guide future decisions about additions or changes to online health information and other health programs.
    eHealth Saskatchewan is a Treasury Board Crown Corporation committed to delivering better, smarter and more timely health care to citizens across the province by providing health care information electronically to patients and health care professionals.  

    eHealth also provides the people of Saskatchewan with new and updated health cards, as well as certificates for birth, death, marriage and genealogy. 

    Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through their investments, they help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.

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    For more information, contact:

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

    Posted 2016-08-30 16:03:18

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