e-Health in Developing Countries: What Can We Do as HI Professionals to Make a Difference?

In Canada where we enjoy universal healthcare and yet still see so much more that we can do to enable healthcare improvement, it can be difficult to imagine the huge challenges facing lower income and developing countries. High infant and maternal mortality rates, the prevalence of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and lack of access to safe … Continue reading e-Health in Developing Countries: What Can We Do as HI Professionals to Make a Difference?

The problem with Healthcare is not just Healthcare’s problem

In the 1996 book “The Pig and the Python” the authors speculated on how to take advantage of the baby boom generation to shape financial investment strategies. While a disturbing mental image, the same analogy can be drawn to the impending challenges to our healthcare system. Currently our healthcare system is focused on the 1, … Continue reading The problem with Healthcare is not just Healthcare’s problem

Lessons Learned: 5 Questions You Need to Ask in any Interoperability Project

We spoke with colleagues from across the country to understand what caused their biggest challenges on interoperability projects.  Initially, larger issues such as project funding, governance, procurement, naturally came up.  But when pressed if there was anything they could have done to prevent those issues, most people said no. Looking at the other issues they … Continue reading Lessons Learned: 5 Questions You Need to Ask in any Interoperability Project

COACH CEO Talks about Healthcare Virtualization with PwC’s Will Falk

Don Newsham sat down with Will Falk, Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Healthcare portfolio, to discuss PwC’s recently published report entitled “Making Care Mobile: Shifting perspectives on the virtualization of health care.“  The report (available at www.pwc.com/ca/virtualcare) explores Canadians’ attitudes towards pertinent issues in the healthcare industry, and provides analysis of what citizens expect decision … Continue reading COACH CEO Talks about Healthcare Virtualization with PwC’s Will Falk

Recharging our Human Resources

Industry organizations everywhere face the challenge of advancing the competencies of their personnel. In high intensity companies, like those typical of healthcare product and services organizations, the challenge is particularly acute. There is always the prospect of recruiting highly trained personnel, putting them in the front lines to address intense customer demand, and then running … Continue reading Recharging our Human Resources

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