It started with an idea to fill a gap in healthcare. The goal was to enhance quality of life for patients with chronic and short-term illnesses in their own homes and involve the entire circle of care. Eight months later, this idea, brought to life as the CareKit Health* platform at the e-Health 2015 Conference … Continue reading The CareKit Health Story – From e-Health Conference Hackathon to $2 Million Sale in Just Eight Months!
We all know that privacy is important. For decades now, we have been bombarded with privacy breaches, class action lawsuits, and disciplinary action for health care workers caught snooping in confidential files. Recently we have seen legal charges laid against those involved in privacy breaches. More and more, healthcare organizations and health information technology vendors … Continue reading Privacy by Design: Enabling Digital Disruption
This article is part of the COACH eHIP Forum series about career paths, industry trends and hot topics for professionals in the first five years of their HI career. Visit www.coachorg.com to learn more about the eHIP Forum, open to all COACH members. As an active employee within the Canadian e-Health industry one needs to … Continue reading Why Earn Your CPHIMS-CA Credential?
Healthcare spending seems to have been left out of the spotlight in the latest federal budget announcement. Many may find this bewildering as Canada is hitting a critical point in our healthcare delivery and is in desperate need of a long-term senior care strategy to deal with the swelling ranks of our aging population. In … Continue reading Making room for senior care in healthcare spending
Think about your body for a minute. Ok, ok, you narcissistic nerdlings out there: just one minute!. You make contact with the world through your senses. There are actually quite a few of these, including vision, touch, taste, smell, hearing and something called proprioception that’s important for balance, along with a variety of other ones. … Continue reading Making Sense(s) of Systems