Gary Folker has more than 30 years of experience pioneering healthcare technology in Canada in senior-management and executive positions with large Canadian healthcare firms. Recent reports indicate that no group is suffering more-so than our youth when it comes to mental health. Anxiety, depression, and suicide rates, already rising pre-pandemic, are significantly increased amongst our … Continue reading Your Patient is Someone’s Student | The Convergence of Healthcare and Education
Susanne Flett, Chair, TECHNATION Health Board I have always been a proud Canadian – until this year. The COVID -19 pandemic has brought to light long-standing fundamental issues in our Long Term Care (LTC) system. Our elderly have suffered from the impact of these issues experiencing horrific neglect and high rates of mortality. At the … Continue reading The Potential Benefits of Utilizing Technology in LTC
As we have been saying for some time at Saegis about the increasing threat of cyber-attacks, “The best defence against a security breach is a well-trained human defence.” This key insight helped focus our team as we have worked with experts over many months to combat a particularly pernicious style of assault. Cyber-attacks have been … Continue reading With cyber-attacks dramatically on the rise, we must teach our healthcare teams how to stay safe
Canadian governments are currently making several decisions about how healthcare will evolve into the future. We are on the cusp of a major digital revolution; COVID-19 has emerged as the ultimate technology disruptor, illustrated by the speed of transition from physical to virtual health consultations. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, augmenting technologies, digital-twinning, and … Continue reading We are people before we are patients. The case for more humanity in Canadian healthcare.
In a previous article on virtual care in the Fall of 2019, I described how Kaiser Permanente had achieved significant value with their virtual care deployment. KP has one common digital electronic record for each of its 12.2 million patients. This electronic record is accessible across all the geographic regional centres that comprise KP. Information … Continue reading Patient Attachment is Vital for Sustained Virtual Care