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UHN Patient Annette McKinnon knows first-hand how digital tools and technology can help people manage chronic health conditions.
"When I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, no one had a personal computer," she says. "To learn more than my doctor had time to tell me, meant a trip to the library or luck in finding a magazine or newspaper article.
"Now I can find any information I want. Using the internet helps me to find support, connection, information and community. This means I now know what my doctors are talking about, and I can easily find other patients with similar experiences to 'talk' with."
Thursday, May 31 is Toronto's first
Digital Literacy Day in Toronto, a day to highlight the importance of digital literacy and help spread the word about resources the city has to offer.
Digital Literacy means being able to use technology to solve problems, understand digital content and use digital tools. Digital Health Literacy can include how people find health information online, use web and mobile apps to manage their health and wellness, and connect with their providers and other patients online.
"With the rapid pace that technology is transforming our workplaces and social spaces, digital literacy is a critical skill set to learn," says Councillor Michelle Holland (Ward 35, Scarborough Southwest).
"People who are well informed about their health do better in the long-term," she says. "This applies to patients, caregivers and the health workforce – digital skills can help everyone best use technologies that enable the best possible healthcare."
Host of resources available for patients at UHN
UHN offers a number of resources to help UHN patients, families and staff access health information digitally:
As a UHN patient and health blogger, Annette shares tips for other patients looking for digital tools to help manage their health:
To learn more about building your Digital Health Litearcy skills, visit or contact one of
the UHN Patient & Family Libraries.