“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking COACH was formed in 1975 by a visionary group of health professionals and healthcare industry vendors. They recognized that significant sharing of ideas, exchange of emerging best practices, and collaborative work effort are necessary to enable Canadian health institutions to effectively use information technology and … Continue reading Keeping pace in an evolving industry
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
My last article focused on strengthening Canada’s innovation backbone and finding ways to embed innovations into the healthcare ecosystem. It also noted that innovation abounds within Canada’s health system and I see evidence of that every day. I would also note that healthcare organizations that embrace innovation do not necessarily see scaling that innovation as … Continue reading Focus 2017: Top 3 Opportunities for Canadian Healthcare
8 billion dollars. That’s the amount invested in Ontario’s EHR between 2002-2015 according to the Ontario auditor general. The good news is that according to Ed Clark, Ontarians have received 5.7 billion dollars in value between 2007-2015, and the benefits received will continue to outpace investments. However, overall costs of care will continue to rise and … Continue reading How Open is Your System Architecture?
As part of my role as a Patient Voices Network Advisor and health informatics strategy consultant, I have occasion to work with a number of organizations across the health sector. I was participating in a palliative care working group improving patient communications and creating a resource guide for patients and caregivers within a health region while … Continue reading Interior Network of Health Leaders