All posts by David Wattling

Vice-President & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, TELUS Health.

Ontario moves towards integrated care systems “for the people”…

Who ever thought that would need to be a headline in 2019? I have to admit to being truly excited for the prospect of real change in Ontario’s healthcare delivery system. In fact I don’t think I have ever seen such momentum and bold initiative as I am seeing today from Queen’s Park. Of course … Continue reading Ontario moves towards integrated care systems “for the people”…

Why is Digital Essential for the Third Wave of Healthcare Delivery? [Spoiler Alert: Because it’s consumer-centric]

I recently spoke at HIMSS on the subject of digital as the critical enabler for the third wave of healthcare. First let me start by unpacking the key words… Digital. Sure digital is a disruptive force, as it has been for so many industries, but it is not the end. And may I remind the … Continue reading Why is Digital Essential for the Third Wave of Healthcare Delivery? [Spoiler Alert: Because it’s consumer-centric]

An effective national digital health platform needs more than infrastructure and apps

I spoke in my last article about the need for a national, open, non-proprietary platform upon which to advance Canada’s digital health agenda. In that article I highlighted our federal agencies that have national jurisdiction and how national standards can be adopted provincially. This was illustrated by Canada’s first “app“ – ePrescribing. In this article … Continue reading An effective national digital health platform needs more than infrastructure and apps

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