Different factors are cited as the reason professional associations in some sectors are experiencing a slight decline in membership.1 Industries change and shrink, associations lose relevance, or people find they don’t have time to spare for professional development in addition to work and personal commitments. These trends don’t seem to apply to Canadian digital health … Continue reading Bucking the trend: why is Digital Health Canada experiencing growth?
Dear Lexi, Reflecting on my 40+ years in the digital health business, I have been assessing the kind of work environment in which you will find yourself as you build your career. I have seen many positive signs of progress. For many years I have passionately promoted the use of technology in healthcare as an … Continue reading A Letter to My Granddaughter
Who ever thought that would need to be a headline in 2019? I have to admit to being truly excited for the prospect of real change in Ontario’s healthcare delivery system. In fact I don’t think I have ever seen such momentum and bold initiative as I am seeing today from Queen’s Park. Of course … Continue reading Ontario moves towards integrated care systems “for the people”…
“Maps are like campfires — everyone gathers around them, because they allow people to understand complex issues at a glance and find agreement about how to help the land.” Sonoma Ecology Center, GIS/IS Program Web Site The Age of Transformation It seems like every Canadian healthcare organization is involved one type of transformational initiative or … Continue reading Pathfinding: How Upfront Business Modeling Reveals the Optimal Route Forward in Transformation Initiatives
Go to the website of any startup company in the health sector and you will see claims of HIPAA compliance. It’s the Holy Grail of privacy and security as it relates to health information. It is essential for marketing health information technology products and services in the United States. But are you really HIPAA compliant, and … Continue reading Are you HIPAA compliant?