All posts by David Wattling

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

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

Mobile is no longer winning, it has already won

As Eric Schmit, Google’s Chairman said to Bloomberg, Dec 30th 2013, “Mobile is no longer winning, it has already won”.  But in Canadian Healthcare, why can I still count the mHealth successes without taking my socks off? What is it going to take to harness the power of the mobile, social [media], internet and the game … Continue reading Mobile is no longer winning, it has already won

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