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?
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 the patient experience, … Continue reading 2017: A Year of Challenges and Opportunities
With the current discussions and concerns relative to our evolving healthcare delivery, one starts to think that we are approaching a crossroads of sorts; one that will require strong leadership and perhaps a refocus of our strategies to move forward. On one side, many of the concerns relate to our ability to meet the increasing … Continue reading Leveraging Innovative Healthcare Assets
Information Technology in healthcare may not produce miracles, but will manage and automate information flows and reveal inefficiencies and potential savings in business processes. Hence IT is a step towards better performance in healthcare. Potential savings can be achieved with IT by employing a ‘best of breed’ IT strategy based around integration and portal technology. … Continue reading Information Technology in Healthcare