All posts by Gary Folker

Chair, ITAC Health Board of Directors

2017: A Year of Challenges and Opportunities

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

Information Technology in Healthcare

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

The Journey to Precision Medicine

Today, clinicians don’t have access to all the patient data needed to create a care plan that directly addresses their unique personal circumstances and genetic makeup. However, this could soon change with the introduction of precision medicine – an approach to care which provides clinicians real-time access to all information relevant to a patient’s care. … Continue reading The Journey to Precision Medicine

Making room for senior care in healthcare spending

Healthcare spending seems to have been left out of the spotlight in the latest federal budget announcement. Many may find this bewildering as Canada is hitting a critical point in our healthcare delivery and is in desperate need of a long-term senior care strategy to deal with the swelling ranks of our aging population. In … Continue reading Making room for senior care in healthcare spending

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