All posts by Gary Folker

Chair, ITAC Health Board of Directors

Did You Know? Information Technology in Healthcare…Some Key Considerations in Selecting a Solution for Integration…

Gary Folker is responsible for the strategic planning, ongoing development and growth of Orion Health in Canada. He draws from more than 30 years of experience pioneering healthcare technology in Canada. Prior to joining Orion Health in 2011, Gary was Managing Director for Healthcare with xwave (a Bell Company). While there, he built and managed … Continue reading Did You Know? Information Technology in Healthcare…Some Key Considerations in Selecting a Solution for Integration…

Did You Know…A Patient Needs a Specialist… Stat!

Today’s healthcare facilities need to streamline as well as integrate their operations. Couple this with their desire to create a more patient centric approach in how care is delivered, and it is clear that other processes will need to be used to make this happen. So, what are progressive healthcare facilities doing to integrate their … Continue reading Did You Know…A Patient Needs a Specialist… Stat!

Will disruptive technologies lead to healthcare innovation?

This year, I have the honour of being appointed as the Board Chair for ITAC Health and it is a true privilege to serve the healthcare industry in this capacity. As an industry, I believe we are facing challenging yet exciting times as we anticipate the growing health needs of Canadians for years to come. … Continue reading Will disruptive technologies lead to healthcare innovation?

Leveraging technology to empower care co-ordination and put the patient first

Five per cent of patients account for two-thirds of healthcare costs. These patients most often have multiple, complex conditions along with having several healthcare providers looking after them. When a hospital, a family doctor, a longterm care home, along with several community organizations connect, these high needs patients receive better, more coordinated care. Connecting patients … Continue reading Leveraging technology to empower care co-ordination and put the patient first

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