Gary Folker has more than 30 years of experience pioneering healthcare technology in Canada in senior-management and executive positions with large Canadian healthcare firms. Recent reports indicate that no group is suffering more-so than our youth when it comes to mental health. Anxiety, depression, and suicide rates, already rising pre-pandemic, are significantly increased amongst our … Continue reading Your Patient is Someone’s Student | The Convergence of Healthcare and Education
A poll in coordination with Leger was recently conducted to gauge the thoughts of 1,500-plus Canadians on their experiences in the healthcare system. The survey took an in-depth look at how Canadians with a range of common chronic illnesses interact with their care providers, their points of care transition (for example, when they are discharged … Continue reading Sharing Information is Healthcare’s Missing Link
When a patient is discharged from a hospital setting, continuation of the high-quality care delivered in the hospital is a recognized challenge across many health delivery systems within Canadian provinces and internationally. The 30-day readmission rates, especially for patients with complex chronic disease, are a recognized measurement of the success of hospital community integration and … Continue reading How to achieve successful care transitions from hospital to community
Almost 15 years ago, Canada was introduced to the electronic health record (EHR), which was initially hailed as the end-all solution to bestow efficiency and improved patient care in our healthcare system. With many Canadians now having access to EHR data — and with healthcare costs the highest they’ve ever been —providers are starting to … Continue reading The Evolution of the Electronic Health Record
Currently in the Canadian market, there is much discussion and thought being given to the theme of innovation – a theme which is viewed through the lens of developing new technologies. This type of thinking is certainly in keeping with the premise that Canada is a nation of inventors and pioneers with tremendous capacity to … Continue reading Innovation or Innovative Solution Thinking?