Amazon, Netflix, Tesla, Uber, and the list of disruptive innovators is growing. Yet to date, medicine, in many ways continues to be practiced in much the same way as 25 years ago. You still need to see your family doctor to get testing done. You still need your family doctor to make a referral to … Continue reading Truly Innovative
As we embark on a new year, I trust that you had a great holiday with family and friends. I expect that you are looking forward to this year with a positive outlook and enthusiasm for the value-based outcomes that we as an industry can have on healthcare in Canada. So, do those positive impacts … Continue reading Do patients stand to benefit from innovation?
“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking.” When Sir Ernest Rutherford, the frequently quoted New Zealand physicist said this, he was running a large lab that was not adequately funded to undertake the number of projects coming its way. Sound familiar? Not much has changed in this regard over the … Continue reading Manifesto for 2016: out with aspirational resolutions; in with radical change
Throughout the 80s and 90s, people like Steven Huesing – the founder of this magazine – worked tirelessly to advocate for the need for interoperable systems to provide clinicians with the information they need. I’ve always felt humbled by the industry luminaries that came before me who had the foresight, passion and knowledge to recognize … Continue reading Staying Focused While Tackling Complexity
It’s here – the first National Digital Health Leadership Survey in Canada! COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association kicked off 2016 with the release of the survey, the first state of the nation report on key priorities, challenges and opportunities in the field of health informatics, and more broadly, the digital health industry in Canada. The … Continue reading Digital Health Lift-Off! COACH Launches 1st National Leadership Survey