It feels like we’re approaching peak Blockchain hype. Blockchain talks at conferences are standing room only. Venture investment in blockchain start-ups is on track to exceed $1B this year, 50% higher than last year and double the 2016 number. Most of this funding is going towards cryptocurrency initiatives, but crypto-fever is overflowing into other industries … Continue reading Opportunities for Blockchain in Canadian Healthcare
There’s been a lot of talk in Ontario recently about what the province can do to jumpstart “innovation” in healthcare. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is touting a “Patients First” initiative that includes a plan to modernize digital health by giving patients better access to their personal information, allowing them to become more … Continue reading Ontario Health Innovation – Sorry, but you can’t get there without interoperability.
The Hospital Information System (HIS) market is ripe for disruption. One HIS project in Toronto was recently estimated at $600M. Another HIS implementation in Vancouver recently cost $850M. That is not the cost to build completely new software systems. That is the cost to license and install already built software, configure it, and train staff … Continue reading Hospital Information Systems: Ripe for Disruption