All posts by Gary Folker

Chair, ITAC Health Board of Directors

How to achieve successful care transitions from hospital to community

No widget added yet.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 … Continue reading How to achieve successful care transitions from hospital to community

The Evolution of the Electronic Health Record

No widget added yet.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 … Continue reading The Evolution of the Electronic Health Record

2017: A Year of Challenges and Opportunities

No widget added yet.As the new year kicks off, questions will inevitably arise asking: what will be this year’s priorities and challenges for healthcare delivery in Canada? In addition to a number of emerging priorities, there are some existing challenges that have carried over from last year. These ongoing priorities are typically focused on improving … Continue reading 2017: A Year of Challenges and Opportunities

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