The case for the connected patient

“Patient engagement is the blockbuster drug of the century.” – Leonard Kish Many have heard this quote and similar sentiments in recent years. There is no question that the health industry has (finally) recognized the contribution that patients make when they are active and informed members of their care team. And research is bearing this out. … Continue reading The case for the connected patient

Meet the COACH President: In Conversation with Leon Salvail

Q. What has been the most significant or surprising thing you have learned in your first few months as President? A. “I have been surprised by how much the small, but extremely talented and dedicated staff secretariat does, augmented by the critical member volunteers … talk about leverage!” Q. The President’s role is a major … Continue reading Meet the COACH President: In Conversation with Leon Salvail

Strengthening our health innovation backbone

The prospect of a new Federal Health Accord is fuelling debate about healthcare funding and priorities. Without question, revitalizing Canada’s healthcare system requires fresh thinking. Amidst the ongoing debates and negotiations, should there not also be a focus on good old fashioned Canadian innovation and entrepreneurial spirit? I believe there should be. In Canada, when … Continue reading Strengthening our health innovation backbone

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