Canada Health Infoway

"Infoway's purpose is to realize the vision of healthier Canadians through innovative digital health solutions."

Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health solutions across Canada.

Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Established in 2001, Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.


The 2021 National Survey of Canadian Physicians, conducted by Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), aims to better understand the use of digital health and information technology among physicians in Canada.

The overall objective of this study is to explore physicians’ perspectives on their use and impact of virtual and digital health information technologies in practice; and to understand and identify trends that will build on findings from previous 2017 and 2019 survey results.

* Note that all sample sizes shown throughout the report are unweighted, some responses may not add up to 100% due to rounding.


Data visualizations do not allow for filtering of data where sample sizes are smaller than 30 respondents in order to preserve respondent anonymity.

Suggested citation: Canada Health Infoway (2021). Infoway Insights: 2021 National Survey of Canadian Physicians.