HealthAchieve is a wonderful opportunity for health care and business leaders to come together to Learn, Share and Evolve. What I find particularly exciting about HealthAchieve is the richness of innovative ideas that emerge when like-minded experts come together, each with their own unique sets of talents, stimulating ideas, debates and new directions. For me, … Continue reading Digital health for consumers on the horizon
Is there life after 40? The answer, for COACH, is a resounding, “Yes!” As we embark on a new decade, following the 40th anniversary celebrations that culminated in COACH’s official “birthday” Aug. 18, the future looks promising. The last few months have shown that for COACH, the road ahead, while sometimes challenging, is paved with … Continue reading Life After 40: Future Focused and Phenomenal!
This year, I have the honour of being appointed as the Board Chair for ITAC Health and it is a true privilege to serve the healthcare industry in this capacity. As an industry, I believe we are facing challenging yet exciting times as we anticipate the growing health needs of Canadians for years to come. … Continue reading Will disruptive technologies lead to healthcare innovation?
I have to admit that it’s somewhat baffling why more Canadian healthcare organizations have not moved more progressively toward cloud computing for clinical systems as they have for administrative systems such as payroll and financial management. We have a burning platform: healthcare organizations can no longer afford to run their own medical grade IT solutions. … Continue reading Is that a cloud I see, or is it already raining?
Jurisdictional EHRs across Canada are reaching the point where they have enough years’ worth of data to make it worthwhile to give consumers access to their data. Numerous studies have shown that the proper application of consumer eHealth applications can reduce costs, increase patient satisfaction, and improve outcomesi. So why are organizations across North America … Continue reading You Have My Data, Where’s My Access?