What do you think are the primary influences on the health of Canadians? Most of us might say advanced medical treatments, leading-edge surgery, or access to expensive pharma treatments. But we would only be partially correct: in fact, it’s becoming clear that a broad range of social factors are the most critical indicators in determining an … Continue reading Socializing healthcare – Let’s get our systems to talk
I have been an entrepreneur for 36 years, primarily focusing on the healthcare market. I have built a successful consulting practice, Healthtech Consultants, and established an investment company that acts as an angel investor in start-ups utilizing technology, in both healthcare and the fintech markets. In preparing this article, I asked a number of my … Continue reading The challenges of being a Canadian Healthcare Technology Entrepreneur
A Toronto based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company is quickly advancing on what may prove to be one of the safest and most effective cancer treatments ever developed. Theralase Technologies Inc. (“Theralase”) is conducting a pivotal Phase II clinical study, with a primary objective of efficacy, of a cutting-edge anti-cancer treatment that utilizes laser light activated anti-cancer … Continue reading Canadian Clinical Stage Biopharmaceutical Company Advances New Cancer Treatment
The old line about brevity being the soul of wit certainly applies to Peter Drucker’s classic 2008 publication, “The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization.” The book distills critical organizational guiding principles down to bite-size essentials that anyone leading an organization or major initiative can quickly absorb. The five questions are: … Continue reading Five Essential Questions for Digital Health Leaders
To use Infoway’s vernacular, we are seeing a digital health *movement*. Canadians are driving this change to make healthcare more patient-centred, accessible and more modern, like every other sphere. I like this point of view – that the transformation we are seeing is not a single event or even a series of events, but a … Continue reading Change for sure, opportunity if we choose….