All posts by David Wattling

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

Focus 2017: Top 3 Opportunities for Canadian Healthcare

My last article focused on strengthening Canada’s innovation backbone and finding ways to embed innovations into the healthcare ecosystem. It also noted that innovation abounds within Canada’s health system and I see evidence of that every day. I would also note that healthcare organizations that embrace innovation do not necessarily see scaling that innovation as … Continue reading Focus 2017: Top 3 Opportunities for Canadian Healthcare

Strengthening our health innovation backbone

The prospect of a new Federal Health Accord is fuelling debate about healthcare funding and priorities. Without question, revitalizing Canada’s healthcare system requires fresh thinking. Amidst the ongoing debates and negotiations, should there not also be a focus on good old fashioned Canadian innovation and entrepreneurial spirit? I believe there should be. In Canada, when … Continue reading Strengthening our health innovation backbone

The problem with Healthcare is not just Healthcare’s problem

In the 1996 book “The Pig and the Python” the authors speculated on how to take advantage of the baby boom generation to shape financial investment strategies. While a disturbing mental image, the same analogy can be drawn to the impending challenges to our healthcare system. Currently our healthcare system is focused on the 1, … Continue reading The problem with Healthcare is not just Healthcare’s problem

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