All posts by David Wattling

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

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

A Health Platform for all Canadians: National Agenda, Local Enablement

We are all well familiar with the impact of Canada’s fragmented healthcare systems on maintaining parity of services and access to care across provincial jurisdictions. The variances in funding, in governance and coordination of care (or lack thereof), in procurement practices, and among healthcare priorities create an environment that makes innovation a challenge and scaling … Continue reading A Health Platform for all Canadians: National Agenda, Local Enablement

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